In the past three years, the members of English folk band Mumford & Sons have morphed from bluegrass strummers into stadium-filling superstars, all with only one full album under their belts. After a world tour, six Grammy nominations, and a performance alongside Bruce Springsteen, the group is ready for more. The band recently debuted […]

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My deep, unadulterated love for the Los Angeles-based Americana rock group Dawes has been well-documented on the pages of ATG. The band has spent the majority of the last year on the road in support of their 2011 sophomore album, Nothing is Wrong. With songs about lost love, lost sensibilities and found magic, the album […]

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I was turned onto Of Monsters and Men by KEXP’s live/acoustic video rendition of “Little Talks” last spring. Their call and return male-female vocals reminded me of a favorite of mine, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. Fast forward a few months and the six-piece Icelandic wonder is back with a music video for “Little Talks”. The […]

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Stereogum: Watch Mumford & Sons cover The National’s “England” rather brilliantly. Miss Info: The Weekend releases “The Birds (Part 1)” video. Puck Daddy: The Bruins win the Stanley Cup. Hasn’t Boston won enough already? WaPo: Local man has sex while driving drunk at 85 mph. Somehow this isn’t an Onion headline. Paste: Bright Eyes set […]

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King Charles is a unique musician. Armed with the adorableness of Noah & the Whale, the playfulness of Mystery Jets, and the raspiness of Mumford & Sons, the regally titled London singer/outfit have been the talk of many tastemakers ever since they started their tour with the aforementioned M&S. I’m not completely familiar with his […]

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I know that it is diametrically opposed to the typical ATG theme, but I can’t help but love the country classic “Wagon Wheel” by Old Crow Medicine Show. Call me a douchey UVa kid or what have you, but when I was first introduced to the song by my study abroad friends Chris, Katie, and Emma […]

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There’s something not quite normal about Mumford & Sons, a sound that I cannot quite pinpoint. It drives me crazy to listen to the London-based quartet’s rhythm guitar-based sound and almost whiny vocals. My mind runs in circles trying to categorize the sound. I came to the conclusion that lead singer Marcus Mumford sounds like […]

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