So I'm in fabulous Las Vegas for the next couple of days, but that doesn't mean I'm going to forget about our loyal readers. I was going to write about Neutral Milk Hotel because I listened to On Avery Island all the way through on the plane (yup, all of "Pree-Sisters" Donovan). But instead, I decided to post about something else that caught my attention on the plane.
I was on shuffle and stumbled upon a fantastic little ditty that found it's way onto my iPod that couldn't wait until Friday for the next Song O' The Week. A song by Mumford & Sons came on and then was played a couple more times as I basked in how good it was. Mumford & Sons is not currently signed to a record label, and like fork/knife favorites The Rural Alberta Advantage, I can't see why. I did some research and found that Guardian describes their sound perfectly when they said "...[these] folky Americana sound like Coldplay reincarnated as hillbillies." It's pretty bluegrass at times, but there's also flashes of modern music, which is pretty refreshing for such a young act. After forming in '07 and releasing two EP's, word is that they're looking to drop their full length debut or another EP in '09, so keep an eye out for it. I'm still on the fence about whether they're too country for me, but only time will tell. "Hold on to What You Believe" was the song that tickled my fancy on the plane, but I'm also including 'White Blank Page" to give you more of a glimpse of what they're capable of. Head over to their MySpace page to stream more songs and/or find out more about them.
Mumford & Sons- Hold on to What You Believe
Mumford & Sons- While Blank Page