Mumford & Sons Cover The National

By Amrit Singh / June 15, 2011

Mumford & Sons continue to enjoy astonishing chart success (over 1MM copies of Sigh No More pushed), alongside an interesting penchant for contemporary indie band covers. (Clearly they’d like your attention while the mainstream world stakes its claim.) Last year it was a stomping makeover of Vampire Weekend’s “Cousins,” and today VH1 reveals the English folk rockers’ mildly folk-modified take on “England,” a song from the National’s High Violet. What it lacks in Berninger’s baritone it delivers in British pronunciation of “Los Angeles.” Watch it, from their VH1 Unplugged session:

(H/T VH1 Blog)