Last year saw the creation of Monsters of Folk, the supergroup consisting of Conor Oberst, Jim James (My Morning Jacket), Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes) and M. Ward. An impressive lineup that put out an impressive release. However, MOF are getting upstaged by a supergroup of lesser-known artists in the indie/folk world. Toronto’s Novels, consisting of members of Born Rufians, Tokyo Police Club, Will Currie & the Country French, Jay Sad, and Ex~Po, came together a put out a five track EP in one day. Check out the video above documenting some of the writing process. On top of all that–they’re giving it away for free! Be sure to download a copy of the self-titled EP from Novels and, per their request, burn it to a CD and give it away to strangers. Way to step up the creative game.
Download the EP from Novels here.