while driving around christmas shopping in colorado, my mom and i kept hearing the lumineers and mumford & sons on the radio. colorado has much better radio stations than new york, so it was refreshing to hear something that didn’t sound like r&b or club music.
i wanted to surprise my mom with both albums for christmas, and as i was opening my presents that day, i realized she had the same exact idea…we both ended up getting each other the albums, vinyls for me and cd’s for my mom. it was a funny coincidence and now when i hear any of the songs from these two bands, i’ll aways think about the fun time we had running around together and buying presents.
if you haven’t heard the lumineers self-titled album, definitely check it out. its folky, fresh, and catchy (in just the right way). they remind me of band of horses mixed with ryan adams. its also nice to hear a band that is based in denver.
mumford & sons is similar, but has a fuller sound and features a banjo in some of their songs which is pretty distinctive. i was surprised to hear that they’re from england since they have such an americana-type sound.
their video below is especially cool since its filmed at red rocks.