This is arguably one of the best music videos I’ve seen in years.
new video for Babel–shot in SF. enjoy. c.
Definitely wouldn’t mind being a fly on the wall [mountain] for this.
Festival season is upon us!
Albeit an unbelievably frustrating method of introducing a festival lineup, Bonnaroo has kept to its quirky ways. Tune in to Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup Annoucement Megathon (#BLAM), hosted by Weird Al, naturally. Hurry! Portugal. the Man is performing now!
Spoiler: Mumford and Sons will be in TN this year.
Alright, so if you couldn’t tell from the obvious genius of the video I posted here, Alt-J holds a dear place in my heart. I like the way they think through their music and production. They are one of those bands that are so good I really really really hope they don’t hit mainstream, primarily because I don’t think a lot of people will truly appreciate their originality.
That leads me to introduce you to a cover of the aforementioned song, “Tessellate.” This puts a girl between a rock and a hard place because Mumford and Sons can make anything sound like their own and make it sound awesome. And Alt-J is awesome. So, although Mumford’s performance is commendable, it’s definitely not Alt-J’s.
Let us all welcome back to the jam, am! She warned us all of the catchy-ness of Gotye earlier in the year, so you better be as excited as we are to hear her thoughts on our favorite UK boys.
The first time I heard Mumford’s new album “Babel” I knew I had found an album that would one, stick with me for a long time to come and two, would be full of songs that will always remind me of being 23. One song in particular really struck a chord with me and I almost hoped that the single wouldn’t be one featured off the album as I wanted to really claim it as my own special find…
Ladies and Gentlemen, Mumford and Sons give us, Babel.
ORDER IT. PLAY IT. REPEAT IT.
Wednesday, August 1st was dreary, hot, and humid. The humidity broke when rain hit the East Coast up until minutes before show time. And just like that, the skies cleared and there was the most picturesque sunset for the kickoff of Mumford and Son‘s month long U.S. tour. Having never performed in Jersey, the British group made their first time memorable by playing an outdoor concert at Hoboken’s Pier A Park. It’s no wonder the show was sold out to 15,000 fans in a matter of a few hours. Other than the unique talent, the views of the Manhattan skyline were breathtaking–and the sunset was a gift with purchase.
The quartet has a choir before them as they cheerfully played “Winter Winds,” “Little Lion Man,” and “White Blank Page” (during which I would bet Marcus shed a tear…or was that me?) from their first album Sigh No More. Between praising the vibe of the venue and boasting the site of the Olympic Games, Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall, and Ted Dwane were eager to share several songs off of their new album, Babel. (due September 24th!!!!) Much to our surprise, Marcus put down his guitar and assumed position at the drums. The newer songs are more rock than folk as you will notice a heavy focus on the drums and electric guitar.
As the show came to a close, the men thanked Hoboken native, Frank Sinatra with a rendition of “New York, New York,” not to be slighted by a cover of Paul Simon’s “The Boxer.” It was eerie how they could manipulate the energy of some 15,000 people. Not moment before we all were stopped dead in our tracks at the opening of “The Boxer” were we all jumping around like drunks at a jamboree.
A surge of energy spread across the sea of people, again, as Mumford and Sons concluded the show with harmonious melodies of “The Cave” beneath fireworks.