The title track to the platinum-selling 2012 album, “Babel” is another by-the-books indie foot-stomper. The band sways from soft moments of heartfelt sincerity to a roaring wall of strums against wailing vocals boasting of dedication and travel. The video throws all this to the wind, opting for an entertaining clip focusing on the band rather than something matching the song, with results that will leave you smiling (and maybe just a bit confused). The band are shown performing in an abandoned room, and as the camera turns we discover there are dozens of copies of the band performing in various ways, with some shots including multiple clones of the same member. You can view the clip below.
Babel is in stores now. If you have that record and want even more Mumford in your life, pick up the Road To Red Rock DVD and learn what life in the world’s most popular folk-pop act is really like. (http://po.st/mumfordwebsite)
Kicking off in Canada May 21, the second North American outing from Mumford And Sons will have them on the road for just under a month. No support for the tour has been announced as of yet, but it’s likely at least one additional act will be along for the run. You can view all confirmed tour dates below:
Mumford & Sons North American Tour
May 21 ” Calgary, AB (Scotiabank Saddledome)
May 22 ” Edmonton, AB (Rexall Place)
May 24 ” Surrey, BC (Holland Park)
May 26 ” George, WA (Sasquatch Music Festival)
May 27 ” Portland, OR (Rose Garden Arena)
May 29 ” Berkeley, CA (Greek Theatre)
May 30 ” Berkeley, CA (Greek Theatre)
May 31 ” Berkeley, CA (Greek Theatre) (more…)
Taken from the group’s Sophomore effort, “Whispers in the Dark” is another folk-laden track meant to simultaneously warm and break the hearts of whoever hears it. The video again borrows from the band’s real life experiences and showcases their four individual experiences before a big arena show. It’s a must-see for fans and something downright entertaining for all video consumers. You can view the clip below. (more…)
Between the recent success of Mumford and Sons, Of Monsters and Men, and now Denver-based act, The Lumineers, folk music has been making some pretty big waves lately. And with reason – after all, there’s something undeniably catchy and perhaps even endearing about tracks like The Lumineers’ “Ho Hey.”
Performing last weekend on the Saturday Night Live stage at NBC’s famed studio 8H, The Lumineers performed “Ho Hey,” along with a new track called, “Stubborn Love.” As catchy as their previous hit (dare we say more so?), it’s just a matter of time before you’ll hear “Stubborn Love” circulating radio stations across the nation. You can check out both performances right here.
If you like The Lumineers check out OurStage artist Darlingside.
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If you love bands like Of Monsters & Men, Mumford & Sons, and Bon Iver, you’re going to love this week’s featured artist, Kory Murphy. Originally from the American midwest, Murphy has traveled all over the world in an effort to both strengthen and promote his music. With rootsy, neo-folk tinges, his recordings use simple and classic instrumentation, with guitar and keyboard offset by harmonica and occasionally forays into various unconventional forms of percussion. You can listen to “Lion and the Mouse” after the jump. (more…)
It’s officially awards season. Sure, it can be an obnoxiously gratuitous, self-congratulatory time, but there’s always a little entertaining drama to keep things interesting. Then, of course, there are the performances to look forward to. And now, music enthusiasts, the first batch of performers for the Grammy Awards have made the rounds.
Among this year’s Grammy performers will be first timers The Black Keys and fun., along with Taylor Swift, Mumford & Sons, and Rihanna. All these performers are nominated in various categories, including fun., Mumford & Sons and the Black Keys competing for Album of the Year.
View the full list of nominees right here and don’t forget to tune in as LL Cool J returns to host the 55th Annual Grammy Awards live at 8p.m. EST Sunday, February 10th on CBS.
If you like Mumford & Sons check out OurStage artist Kory Murphy.
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