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The Lumineers on World Cafe | July 16, 2012

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April was a great month for The Lumineers. In addition to releasing its eponymous debut, the band played a ton of sold-out shows across the U.S. The Lumineers' open-hearted melodies, rousing acoustic folk sound and simple but raw lyrics have earned the group comparisons to Mumford & Sons, The Civil Wars and The Avett Brothers; still, The Lumineers' members have a way of embedding fiery emotion into their music that's all their own. Rollicking, incandescent and reflective, it's music built on a foundation of classical training and roots-rock touring.

The Lumineers' self-titled debut is already doing well thanks to "Ho Hey," a bluegrass-infused folk-pop single that almost requires the stomping of feet to the beat. The album also features a few songs from the band's EP, as well as great new material like the instant standout "Dead Sea." The Lumineers will perform at WXPN's annual XPoNential Music Festival in July — one of countless tour stops on an inevitable march to ubiquity. (link)


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New Radicals "You Get What You Give" Maybe You've Been Brainwashed Too
Shawn Colvin "All Fall Down" All Fall Down
My Morning Jacket "Wordless Chorus" Z
((Warpaint "Composure" The Fool))
The Lumineers "Submarines" Recorded Live for the World Café
The Lumineers "Ho Hey" Recorded Live for the World Café
The Lumineers "Dead Sea" Recorded Live for the World Café
The Lumineers "Stubborn Love" Recorded Live for the World Café
((The Lumineers "Ho Hey" Recorded Live for the World Café))
Jerry Douglas "The Boxer" Traveler
Megan Reilly "The Lady of Leitrim" The Well
David Bowie "Changes" Hunky Dory
Polica "Dark Star" Give You the Ghost
Anders Osborne "When Will I See You Again?" Black Eye Galaxy
((Alberta Cross "The Thief and the Heartbreaker" Broken Side of Things))


Local Natives "Sun Hands" Gorilla Manor
Eme Alfonso "Buscando Inspiracion" Eme
Eme Alfonso "Para Mestizar" Eme
Paul Simon "Rewrite" So Beautiful Or So What
John Mayer "Queen of California" Born and Raised
((Frazey Ford "If You Gonna Go" Obadiah))
Twin Shadow "Golden Light" Confess
TV on the Radio "Wolf Like Me" Return to Cookie Mountain
The Jam "A Town Called Malice" Compact Snap
King Tuff "Bad Thing" King Tuff
((John Lydon "Lollipop Opera" This is PiL))
Aimee Mann "Charmer" Charmer
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros "Man On Fire" Here
Langhorne Slim & The Law "The Way We Move" The Way We Move
M. Ward "Rave On" Hold Time
Passion Pit "Take a Walk" Gossamer