Day 42: What's a Mumford?
Turns out, that song was Mumford & Sons "Little Lion Man."
(Aside: When I put up my newfound revelation on Facebook, I got a pretty big response of people saying nothing but positive things about loving the band! Friends, listen here, if you have any other awesome band secrets that you're keeping from me, please reveal them now. You can use the "Comments" below if you want.)
So, as you can probably guess, I HAD to purchase their album.
If I were to guess, I'd say I haven't downloaded anything to my iTunes is from the past three years. Partly, it's because I'm cheap, but it's also probably due to the fact that I had XM radio in my last car and enjoyed the non-mainstream variety it offered. Further, I'm really into singers and songwriters, and there haven't been almost any in top 40 over the last couple of years, save John Mayer (who I love dearly, btw, but it does not a music collection make).
Call me old fashioned, but I probably won't buy music that's contains no real musical instruments and an auto-tuned human voice. That's not music I'm going to pull out in 15 years and reminisce about. You can also call me old fashioned, too, that when I like an artist, I will buy the physical CD. That's just who I am. I know you're judging me, and I'm okay with it.
This will hopefully put in context how thrilled and wonderfully in love I am with this band that I went to Borders after work and bought the Mumford & Son's CD, "Sigh No More."
The CD is a unique compilation of English indie kids, playing banjo, rocking out to some really tender lyrics. Think if Kings of Leon grew up in London, and then went to West Virginia and got stuck with a banjo playing savant who got on the tour bus and wouldn't get off. It is a different sound from anything I've ever heard before, and I can't get enough. They're coming to Atlanta on November 4 for a concert and I would likely do everything in my power (and within my budget) to get into the show.