The Mumford Effect

The Lumieers, Farm, fall, blue sky

Three days ago Mumford and Sons released their much-anticipated second album, Babel. Okay, here’s the thing: I haven’t actually listened to it yet apart from the single “I Will Wait” and the leaked tunes from a few months ago. So… I kinda dropped the ball on that one. From what I can remember though, the songs followed the Mumford standard: start slow- then, with rustic fervour, get faster and faster and faster. Really though, you’ve got nothing to worry, it’ll just more of a good thing.

Gosh I'm so tired of listening to Mumford and Sons said no one ever

What I’m actually going to talk about is the floodgates Mumford and Sons opened for more banjo-style, alternative-folk groups to gain notoriety. I’ve featured a few of them here on SS&ND over the past couple years. Acts like: The Barr Brothers (posts: here, here and here,) Of Monsters and Men,  Buxton, Milo Greene, Peggy Sue, and Alexander (From Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros.) These are exactly the type of bands you could see jumping on an old steam train in the midwest and playing while cornfields flashed by… oh wait:

Anyway, this post is about another such band. After seven years of writing and performing, The Lumineers were finally given a real chance and released an album in April 2012.

Their entrancing first single:

“Ho Hey” by The Lumineers


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