Collaborative efforts have always been an important part of popular music, from Hip Hop to Rock 'n Roll. The most exciting collaborations are often birthed when each individual member is a star in their own right. The perfect example of this is the newest indie super group, Monsters of Folk. Made up of Conor Oberst (Bright Eyes, Desaparecidos), Jim James (My Morning Jacket), M.Ward (M.Ward, She & Him) and Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Saddle Creek Records) this powerful foursome has crafted a beautiful record that's sure to cross many genres. Check out my interview with Monsters of Folk for VenusZine here, and make sure to pick up the record when it's released September 22nd.