covering the national’s “england,” from their album high violet are englander mumford & sons. marcus mumford admits not knowing “whether or not it’s offensive towards english people,” vut care, he doesn’t as his band put a folk spin on the track.
mumford & sons, along with the avett brothers and harvey fierstein walked away with one of the most memorable grammy performances of recent history. actual instruments were on stage! anywho, prior to the tweed-fest that was said performance, the sons unveiled a new song at kroq’s pre-grammy party. the 6-minute jam hasn’t got a name, but it’s a nice deep slow burn of a song. check it out at the link below.
aw yeah. london’s mumford & sons got their honky tonk blues what the hell ever-y paws into the interface studios for a nice session. this is not to sound like a complaint, but these performances are damn near the closest you could get to the album versions. “little lion man” is up top, “timshel,” “the cave” and “white blank page” can all be seen at the page on spinner’s site.
“little lion man” was one of every single bear’s favorite songs of 2009, and this performance leaves little room for explanation as to why. this performance is completely spot-on, as the quartet pretty much laid the vocal onslaught to waste. yeah, i went there.
this was posted by the band a month or so ago, but in typical wwm fashion, here it is now. the very literal new video for the single from one of 2009′s finest albums from the UK’s mumford & sons. sigh no more made all three of our year-end albums and would’ve been higher up on mine were i a smarter man. point is…what’re you waiting for?
why has no one shown me these guys? i’m getting old, i don’t have time to discover music at the same pace i was once able to. anyway, these UK gents are releasing their debut LP this week, entitled sigh no more. after watching the video, i’m sure you’ll be as convinced as i am. this rounds on me, family.