Saturday, April 2, 2011
Akuztik Pick 21: MUMFORD & SONS
I discovered English folk rock band MUMFORD & SONS via 'Little Lion Man'. A friend linked it on Facebook and I was hooked!...Formed in 2007, The band consists of Marcus Mumford (vocals, guitar, drums, mandolin), Ben Lovett (vocals, keyboards, accordion, drums), "Country" Winston Marshall (vocals, banjo), and Ted Dwane (vocals, string bass, drums, guitar). Their debut album, SIGH NO MORE was released in the United Kingdom in October 2009, and February 2010 in the United States. The band received two Grammy Award nominations, one for Best New Artist and the other for Best Rock Song. They won the ARIA Music Award for Most Popular International Artist in 2010, and the Brit Award in 2011 for Best British Album.
Amidst all of the watered-down music we hear being pumped out of the machine, Mumford & Sons gives us a breath of the freshest air, taking us on an amazing folky/stringy/bluegrassy journey through their well-timed melodies and amazing harmonies. Go check them out!
LITTLE LION MAN beautiful song!
THE CAVE I think this is the answer to Nirvana. its been a long time coming!
WHITE BLANK PAGE they remind me so much with The Avett Brothers. Both bands are amazing!