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88-Keys Details Mumford & Sons’ “Dope As Fuck” Hip-Hop Project, Won’t Rule Out Marcus Mumford Rapping

Earlier today we heard Mumford & Sons' latest attempt to go electric, and now we've also received news on Marcus Mumford's forthcoming plunge into hip-hop. NME spoke with 88-Keys, the rap producer teaching Mumford how to "chop up beats," who is certain that the project will be "dope as fuck."… More »

By: Chris DeVille / April 20, 2015 - 2:43 pm

Mumford & Sons – “Snake Eyes”

The tremendous doofs in Mumford & Sons are continuing with their questionable plan to leave behind the big-tent neo-folk that made them famous. The band's new album Wilder Mind looms imminent, and the hamfisted early singles "Believe" and "The Wolf" move the band toward a supremely bland and character-free form of rock music. The latest… More »

By: Tom Breihan / April 20, 2015 - 10:55 am

Mumford & Sons Frontman Learning How To “Chop Up Beats” For New Hip-Hop Project

It seems like Marcus Mumford is trying to reinvent himself a bit. The Mumford & Sons frontman rose to prominence for his band's shambling folk anthems that soon wearied audiences with their cookie cutter similarities. Now that the group is on the cusp of releasing their decidedly electric third album Wilder Mind, the frontman ha… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 16, 2015 - 4:15 pm

David Letterman’s Final Weeks Of Musical Guests Include Elvis Costello, Tom Waits, Dave Matthews Band

Considering he's been a late night host for over three decades, surely David Letterman wants to go out with a bang. Though he announced the retirement news last year, Letterman only recently officially set the date for his last appearance for Wednesday, 5/20. More »

By: Caitlin White / April 13, 2015 - 12:39 pm

Mumford & Sons Blast Tidal And The “Plutocrats” Behind It

Mumford & Sons have sounded off about Jay Z's new Tidal streaming service in an interview with The Daily Beast. Long story short: they're not fans. Guitarist and comedian Winston Marshall called all of the A-list celebrities pimping out the project "new school fucking plutocrats," and main singer Marcus Mumford had the most to say… More »

By: James Rettig / April 12, 2015 - 7:36 pm

Watch Mumford & Sons Play Their New Singles On Saturday Night Live

Mumford & Sons graced the Saturday Night Live stage for the second time as musical guests on last night's episode. They brought their updated electronic sound with them to perform their new singles "The Wolf" and "Believe" from their upcoming full-length, Wilder Mind. Unfortunately, guitarist Winston Marshall didn't crack any jokes, but if you're a… More »

By: James Rettig / April 12, 2015 - 10:53 am

Mumford & Sons’ Guitarist Is Trying To Become A Comedian

As if Mumford & Sons weren't a joke enough already, guitarist Winston Marshall wants to become a comedian. In a conversation with Vulture about their upcoming new album's move away from their folk roots, he also talks about how New York City has served as a major inspiration for the band. Marshall's particularly taken a… More »

By: James Rettig / April 10, 2015 - 6:09 pm

Mumford & Sons – “The Wolf”

Mumford & Sons unveiled "Believe," the lead single from their decidedly not folk new album Wilder Mind a few weeks ago. Most people were glad the band was moving beyond recipe-folk, but we didn't really need another bloated modern-rock Coldplay sound-alike. Their second single, "The Wolf," is even more of a straightforward rock song tha… More »

By: Caitlin White / April 9, 2015 - 3:38 pm

Carly Rae Jepsen, Mumford & Sons Booked For SNL Next Month

Saturday Night Live just announced the details of a couple of next month's shows. On the 4/4 episode, Michael Keaton will return to host for the third time, and Canadian crystalline-pop queen Carly Rae Jepsen will be the musical guest. That should be a fun show! Possibility of a Tom Hanks cameo seems high! Meanwhile,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015 - 12:12 pm

Outside Lands 2015 Lineup

Outside Lands has just announced the lineup for the eighth iteration of the San Francisco-based festival. This year's headliners are Elton John, Mumford & Sons, and the Black Keys, and other top draws include Sam Smith, Kendrick Lamar, Wilco, D'Angelo And The Vanguard, and St. Vincent. The rest of the lineup is made up of… More »

By: James Rettig / March 24, 2015 - 1:02 pm

Mumford & Sons – “Believe”

There are vast swaths of the music-listening populace who felt, understandably, that the whole Mumford & Sons arena-folk sound was irredeemably wack. (I dissented.) But did these people really want Mumford to start sounding like Coldplay? Was that the answer? Because that seems to be what's happening. On "Believe," the first song from the band'… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 9, 2015 - 3:29 pm

Mumford & Sons Announce Electric Third Album Wilder Mind

Mumford & Sons have announced the details of their third full-length, Wilder Mind, and it's bound to sound pretty different from the rest of the folk-rock group's output. As As they told Rolling Stone, the band went completely electric for the new album, ditching the folkier elements that catapulted them to fame. "We felt that… More »

By: James Rettig / March 2, 2015 - 10:43 am

Idris Elba Preps Mandela-Inspired Album Feat. James Blake, Mumford & Sons

Last year, Idris Elba played Nelson Mandela in the biopic Mandela: Long Walk To Freedom. And in addition to being a ridiculously talented and handsome actor, Elba has a sideline playing goofy trance music in Ibiza hotel suites, as detailed in this GQ profile. So maybe it's not a surprise that Elba's experience playing Mandela… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2014 - 12:52 pm

The Week In Pop: Garth Brooks Returns To A Country Scene Made In His Image

Throughout the pitiful prepubescence that was fourth and fifth grades, country music was my bizarre musical way station between contemporary Christian pop and the MTV of Pauly Shore and "Bullet With Butterfly Wings." Thanks to the influence of my best friend Tommy, I found myself sprawled on the lawn of our local big-box amphitheater seeing… More »

By: Chris DeVille / September 4, 2014 - 6:49 pm

Edgy And Dull: 20 Covers Of Bruce Springsteen’s “I’m On Fire,” Rated

A few weeks back, we premiered Low's cover of Bruce Springsteen's "I'm On Fire," and it was great (more on that below). It's their contribution to a forthcoming Springsteen tribute titled Dead Man's Town, a compilation marking the thirtieth anniversary of Born In The U.S.A. (and taking its name from that album's title track). Betwee… More »

By: Ryan Leas / August 6, 2014 - 11:10 am

The 5 Best Videos Of The Week

Tom is in Sweden, so I'm here to deliver you the best videos of the week. If I had the gall to actually take over this column and implement the non-music video content he's been threatening to list here time and time again, perhaps we'd be looking at the 5 Best Riff Raff Vines Of… More »

By: Claire Lobenfeld / August 9, 2013 - 11:54 am

Mumford & Sons – “Hopeless Wanderer” Video

British banjo-folk pastiche-kings Mumford & Sons are more famous than a motherfucker, so they don't have to care whether you like them or not. (I do like them, though.) And yet, they've pulled at least a couple of moves that seem directed toward making you, Stereogum reader, like them at least a little bit, including… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 5, 2013 - 9:16 am

The Very Best & Seye – “Maso Luso” (Mumford & Sons Cover)

The Very Best's Radioclit and Esau Mwamwaya have always had a very special way with approaching other folks' material: recall their spangly redo of take on M.I.A.'s "Paper Planes," and their effervescent spin on Vampire Weekend's "Cape Cod Kwassa Kwassa," et al. This cover is dinstinct, however, in that it finds Mwamwaya infusing his Malawia… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 23, 2013 - 11:54 am

Watch Mumford & Sons Cover The Beatles With Vampire Weekend At Glastonbury

Here's something I don't thing anyone much expected to see: Mumford & Sons, once again performing after bassist Ted Dwane's emergency surgery forced them to cancel their Bonnaroo headlining set, finishing up their Glastonbury performance in full Rolling Thunder Revue style. At the end of their set, Mumford covered the Beatles' "With A Little HelpMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2013 - 10:51 am

Mumford & Sons Cancel Bonnaroo Headline Set

Along with Paul McCartney and Tom Petty, the hugely popular but controversial vest-folk revivalists Mumford & Sons were scheduled to headline this weekend's Bonnaroo Festival. But now, that won't happen, and Bonnaroo organizers will have to find someone else to fill tomorrow night's headliner spot. Mumford & Sons have a good reason for the cancellation:… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 14, 2013 - 8:53 am
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