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WATCH: Mumford & Sons “2Shy” Cover

On BBC Radio 1’s Live Lounge, Mumford & Sons covered Shura‘s R&B song “2Shy.” While it sounds like an impossible task, they did an impeccable job at fitting this song to their own sound (whatever that is). What do you think about it? Listen to it and the original version after the jump and let us know your thoughts in the comments below! Evolving from the folk sound that gave them their claim to fame, Mumford & Sons newest album Wilder Mind attempts to break into the realm of something more alternative and…

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STREAM: Mumford & Sons New Song “The Wolf”

Mumford & Sons have released a new song titled “The Wolf.” The track is off the band’s third studio album,Wilder Mind, which is set to release on May 4 via Glassnote Records. Check out the stream below the jump. The song includes everything that is familiar of Mumford & Sons, but kicked up a notch. The sound is driven by heavy drumming and a dark bass complimenting the band’s vocals. The band seems to be drifting further and further away from their indie, folk rock roots and taking a leap into a harder side of the spectrum, which…

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Outside Lands Releases 2015 Lineup

Spring has sprung again, and thus Outside Lands has released its 2015 lineup. The 3-day festival will take place August 7-9th in San Francisco’s beautiful Golden Gate Park. This year boasts a headlining group of Elton John, Mumford & Sons, The Black Keys, Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, and Wilco. This will be the 8th year of the festival, which has hosted the likes of Paul McCartney, Kanye West, Metallica, Muse, Pearl Jam, Radio Head, and Arcade Fire. Read more to check out the rest of the 2015 lineup. If you…

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LIVE REVIEW: Better Than Ezra, St. Louis, MO

On November 13, 2014 I finally got the chance to see Better Than Ezra perform live in concert.  This show was on my bucket list, so the band really had a lot of weight on their shoulders.  Please follow and like us:

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UK Government To Fund “Indie” Bands

Fueled by the success of British bands like Bastille and Mumford & Sons, the government is putting £550,000 (nearly $100,000.00 in U.S. dollars) into the “Music Export Growth Scheme.” According to the Independent, bands selected for funding fall under a wide range of genres, including thrash metal, acid punk, and R&B. Check out a full list of the bands benefiting below. Dream-pop band recipients, Smoke Fairies, commented: “It wouldn’t be possible for us to take our full band to the US without this funding.” Purchase a CD of Smoke Fairies’ music…

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DIY Music Nights: Why Bands Are Taking On The Role Of Promoter

When you start a band, every time you play a live show it’s great. You’re playing your music to real people in real venues, and it’s a buzz whether there’s four people or four hundred (the former is much more likely). Quickly though this buzz wears off – not because playing live is any less fun, it’s just that everything else gets irritating. Everyone who’s played in a band for a couple of years on the London scene (or anywhere, really) will have eventually asked themselves: why are we working…

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Mumford & Sons Going On Hiatus

Mumford & Sons are taking a breather. In a new interview with Rolling Stone, the multiple Grammy award winning band announced that they will be taking a long break now that the tour to support their latest album, Babel, has wrapped up. The group has had a dramatic year with Ted Dwane’s health scare – the bassist had surgery to disperse a dangerous blood clot found in his brain – and haven’t really taken any down time since breaking through in 2009 with Sigh No More. “We’re just going to rest up,” keyboardist…

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Mumford & Sons Rise To The Top Of The UK Album Chart

After headlining the Glastonbury performance Mumford & Songs have seen a spike in album sales, but they are not the only ones. Others, such as Arctic Monkeys and The Rolling Stones have seen a dramatic increase in sales as well. Check out the official UK Album Chart after the jump. Buy concert tickets here, and purchase a CD here. Please follow and like us:

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Ted Dwane Of Mumford & Sons Leaves Hospital

Ted Dwane, bass player for Mumford & Sons, was released from the hospital today after he underwent brain surgery to remove a blood clot earlier this week. Read a statement the band posted on Facebook below. Please follow and like us:

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