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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! More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 26, 2015

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

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / March 9, 2015

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… More »

By: James Rettig / March 2, 2015

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / September 24, 2014

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

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). More »

By: Ryan Leas / August 6, 2014

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

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,… More »

By: Tom Breihan / August 5, 2013

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 hi… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 23, 2013

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 AMore »

By: Tom Breihan / July 1, 2013

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… More »

By: Tom Breihan / June 14, 2013

Watch Elvis Costello And Mumford & Sons Cover Springsteen’s “The Ghost Of Tom Joad”

When the Sasquatch Festival came to Washington State last month, nu-grass superstars Mumford & Sons -- who, fuck you guys, are OK -- were headliners, and Elvis Costello was also on the bill. And the anti-poverty initiative Agit8 brought both acts together to film a cover of Bruce Springsteen's "The Ghost OfMore »

By: Tom Breihan / June 11, 2013

Sasquatch! 2013 Sunday: Killer Mike, Grimes, Earl Sweatshirt, & More

If Friday and Saturday felt a little lite in the hip-hop department, Sunday was like an all you can eat buffet. I indulged quite a bit, but before the hip-hop marathon started, Sunday may have had the best start of the weekend with Deep Sea Diver's early 2pm set. You may not have… More »

By: Miles Bowe / May 27, 2013

Deconstructing: Frightened Rabbit, Macklemore, And The Perils Of Earnestness

A few months ago, I wrote about the increasing influence of Mumford & Sons and how that band's brand of bleeding-heart folk-rock represents the convergence of certain indie trends (howling Avett Brothers roots rock, bookish Decemberists folk-prog, humongous Arcade Fire stadium anthems, woodsy Fleet Foxes classic rock worship) with a long tradition of jammy… More »

By: Chris DeVille / March 14, 2013

Bonnaroo 2013 Lineup

Unlike Coachella, who had us waiting in suspense for weeks -- analyzing the economics of the festival industry and trying to divine insight from fake posters -- before dropping their 2013 lineup at night, totally unannounced, Bonnaroo is doing this the old-fashioned way: by having Weird Al host a live stream o… More »

By: Michael Nelson / February 19, 2013

In Defense Of Mumford & Sons

Ten or twelve years ago, Creed frontman Scott Stapp was on TV, talking about Zeppelin. I don't remember exactly what he said, but it was something along these lines: Zeppelin were, in their time, the biggest band in the world, and critics detested them until the popular consensus surrounding them simply became impossible to ignore… More »

By: Tom Breihan / February 8, 2013

Hear Merry Indie X-Mas, Featuring Parodies Of Bon Iver, Beach House, xx, Das Racist, & More

When we posted the 10 Best Indie Christmas Songs we limited our list to yuletide jamz that actually exist. Animal New York took a different tack, imagining what holiday songs would sound like if they were covered by folks like Bon Iver, the xx, Wavves, Beach House, Das Racist, and others. (Adam Horne… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / December 23, 2012

Frank Ocean Nominated For 6 Grammys

Frank Ocean has had a pretty good year, and he's closing it out in style, cleaning up on year-end lists and now, being nominated for Grammys in six categories: Album Of The Year, Record Of The Year, Best New Artist, Best Urban Contemporary Album, Best Rap/Sung Collaboration, and Best Short Form Music Video. The other… More »

By: Michael Nelson / December 5, 2012

Deconstructing: Phillip Phillips, The Lumineers, And The Mumford-ization Of Pop

The incessant shopping trips start to make your life feel like a single, unbroken stream of home-furnishings-related commerce when you reach a certain age and all your friends get married. So I'm not sure when or why I was in a mall parking lot with my wife when I first heard "Home" on the… More »

By: Chris DeVille / November 19, 2012
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