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Mumford & Sons (Bookshop Sessions)

5 Oct

Hey you guys. I know what you’re going to say. I’m sorry. We’ve been away far too long. But we’re back. Yuppie Dance Party…is back. Start the slow clap. NOW!

Mumford & Sons – “Little Lion Man”

At this point i’m convinced everybody and their mother has heard Mumford & Sons’ debut record “Sigh No More.” That’s cool, thanks for the invite to the party, assholes. Whatever I meant to be late.

If you’re like me, and you tend to disappear into dark spaces in your apartment for months at a time playing Civilization¬†writing badass-punch-you-in-the-ovaries lyrics, then you might be scratching your ass wondering who the hell this band is. Well fear not, I’ve got you covered:

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I kid, I grabbed the info for you already: M&S is an English Folk Rock band made up of four wonderfully talented musicians who have crafted a beautiful debut record. “Sigh No More” is a well constructed folk record and I think this record will be an instant classic on many listeners shelves for years to come. There is some grit to the music, but for the most part it is very easy listening.¬†Who do they sound like? Well I’d say take early Avett Brothers and Kings of Leon, unplug the instruments and shovel on the Fleet Foxes.

Mumford & Sons – “The Cave”

Local Natives – Gorilla Manor

28 Feb

Local Natives

This is not the album art...but I like the picture more

The Local Natives are a 5 piece indie rock band that hails from Los Angeles. Already boasting a huge following in the sprawled city, their debut album Gorilla Manor was just released in the U.S. on Frenchkiss Records, February 16, and its the first great album I’ve heard this year. When you listen to the songs you’ll hear a little of the Dodos (also signed to Frenchkiss), a lot of the Fleet Foxes, and honestly some more folksy sounding Format (but maybe that’s just Airplanes).

These guys went completely under my radar for the past six months (even their signing to Frenchkiss records). Like most great acts, the Europeans were hyping this band before we were (the exception being you Los Angeles of course). I’m positive this album will be on more than a few top ten lists at the end of 2010. Check out the tracks on youtube and if you like it go buy these guys’ record.

“Airplanes” live BBC session

Check out a few more of their songs after the jump

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