Photos: Mumford & Sons - 11.3.10
UK Folk rocker sensations Mumford & Sons continued on their sold-out U.S. tour this week, hitting up Stubb's on Wednesday (11.3.10) in Austin, TX. And, wow, these guys really know how to throw down to the delight of their surging fanbase across the globe. What a feat, too, considering they're rookies in every sense of the word. Mumford & Sons' debut album, Sigh No More, was only released in the U.S. in February 2010, and they're outstanding sales record - beating out Eminem week after everloving week on iTunes - speaks to the album's critical acclaim. I think Bob Lefsetz summed it up best in one of his recent newsletters for his popular blog, The Lefsetz Letter:
Mumford & Sons’ music sounds authentic. There are no synths, no manufactured beats. It sounds like life. And last time I checked, we’re all human. Don’t you want something to touch your heart and soul? Great times are ahead. Acts like Mumford & Sons are leading the way. There are no rules. Practice, innovate, shoot for the stars. Do it your own way. Know that the audience is ready. Nothing touches people like music, no movie, no TV show, no Facebook wall. Get it right and people will bond to you forever. Mumford & Sons came to play last night. And so did the audience. It’s not about show, it’s about communion, a relationship. The band wore no outfits, performed no stunts, they just played music. And that was enough. More than enough. Because it’s not about what you see, but what you hear.
Roxwel was lucky enough to interview the band and film the first three songs - "Sigh No More," "Roll Away Your Stone" and "Winter Winds" - of the show, which will be available soon. In the meantime, check out some photos and a couple videos taken from the crowd: "Lover of the Light" and "Awake My Soul." Enjoy!
photo credit: @crunchyMunckin