English folk rock four-piece Mumford and Sons releases its much-anticipated sophomore album Babel today. It’s a solid set through and through, from the lead single “I Will Wait” to its stirring cover of “The Boxer” by Simon and Garfunkel. The band recently recorded a session for World Cafe with David Dye, which you can listen to here (via the WXPN media player). Below, watch a video from the XPN archives of Mumford and Dawes performing “When My Time Comes” at the World Cafe 20th Anniversary concert.
London-based indie-folk quartet Mumford and Sons is releasing its eagerly-anticipated sophomore album Babel on Tuesday. All this week, WXPN will go deep on the new record as its Featured Album of the Week, beginning on Monday morning with hosts Michaela Majoun and Mike Vasilikos. The band made its debut appearance on Saturday Night Live last night, performing two songs from the new album and appearing in a sketch. Watch video of Mumford performing “I Will Wait” and “Below My Feet” below.
While their autumn tour is not bringing them to Philadelphia – or the United States, for that matter – we’re pretty excited about Mumford and Sons and their new record, Babel. The album comes out on Tuesday, September 25 on Glassnote Records, and the video for its first single, “I Will Wait,” premiered today. Check it out below.
The British folk-rock band that captured our hearts with the song “The Cave”, Mumford & Sons, have announced that their next album, Babel, will be released on Glassnote Records on September 25th. Just like “The Cave” was just the tip of the iceberg with their debut, Sigh No More, we can only imagine the music on the new album will be just as caring, thoughtful, and beautifully written. Below you can watch the video of Mumford & Sons playing with Dawes at World Cafe’s 20th Anniversary Concert. Dawes will be playing at our XPoNential Music Festival at the River Stage this Friday.
You can pre-order Babel through their website beginning this Saturday, July 23rd. Check out the track listing and a teaser video below. Continue reading →
Communion Records, the UK record label co-founded by Ben Lovett of MumfordAand Sons, has its origin in a live-music night started in 2006 at London’s Notting Hill Arts Club. As the success of the live events grew, Lovett decided to start the label in 2009. The Communion music scene has been central to the UK new folk revival which included bands like Mumford and Sons, Laura Marling, Noah And The Whale, and Peggy Sue.
When Lovett was in town with Mumford And Sons this past Saturday to perform at the World Cafe 20th Anniversary tribute concert, he talked about the Communion tour here in the States. The tour, featuring the London-based Matthew And The Atlas, Ohio’s The David Mayfield Parade, and California-based Lauren Shera is in Philadelphia on Wednesday, November 9th at World Cafe Live. “We’re excited that American audiences can get to hear some of these artists. There is a definite vibe to the kind of music we’re doing—the shows, the records—that we think music fans will get in to.” Below, check out a video from each of the bands performing at the show at World Cafe Live Upstairs. Showtime is 9 p.m.; advance tickets to the show are $15 in advance, $18 day of show.