MusicNotes from the XPN Morning Show: #NOBanjos! Mumford & Sons go electric; Watch Alabama Shakes and Afghan Whigs play new songs



Mumford and Sons have released the first single to their new album “Wilder Mind.” Watch & listen to the banjo-less “Believe.”

Wilder Mind will be Mumford & Sons’ 3rd album and is due out May 4th. The album a departure from their traditional folk rock repertoire, influenced by bands like Led Zeppelin, Radiohead and Fleetwood Mac. Read more about it at

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Dana Edelson/NBC

Brittany Howard, Heath Fogg, Steve Johnson and Zac Cockrell of Alabama Shakes performed on the Late Show with David Letterman. Watch the Shakes jam-out on their new song “Don’t Wanna Fight,” from their forthcoming new album, “Sound & Color,” which comes out on April 20/21.

The Afghan Whigs played on Jimmy Kimmel Live last night.  They performed the “The Lottery,” from their 2014 album “Do to the Beast.”

Check out the performance below.



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