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The Lumineers on World Cafe | May 29, 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)

Playlist

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HOUR 1

Feist "Gatekeeper" Let It Die
Small Faces "Itchycoo Park" There Are But Four Small Faces
Norah Jones "Happy Pills" Little Broken Hearts
Jeff Buckley "Everybody Here Wants You" Sketches For My Sweetheart The Drunk
Counting Crows "Untitled (Love Song)" Underwater Sunshine
((Nicole Atkins "Cool Enough" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
The Lumineers "Submarines" Recorded Live For The World Cafe
The Lumineers "Ho Hey" Recorded Live For The World Cafe
The Lumineers "Dead Sea" Recorded Live For The World Cafe
The Lumineers "Stubborn Love" Recorded Live For The World Cafe
((The Lumineers "Ho Hey" Recorded Live for the World Cafe))
Mariachi El Bronx "Revolution Girls" Ii
Johnny Cash "Ring Of Fire" Love, God, Murder
Megan Reilly "The Lady Of Leitrim" The Well
Luna "Tiger Lily" Bewitched
((The Dears "Disclaimer" Missiles))

HOUR 2

Booker T & The Mgs "Time Is Tight" Soul Shots: A Collection of Sixties Soul Classics, Vol. 2
The Two Gentlemen Band "Pork Chops" Two At A Time
The Two Gentlemen Band "Tikka Masala" Two At A Time
Dan Hicks & His Hot Licks "I Feel Like Singing" Where's The Money?
Carolina Chocolate Drops "Country Girl" Leaving Eden
((Johnny Flynn "The Wrote and the Writ" A Larum))
Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros "Man On Fire" Here
Dr. Dog "That Old Black Hole" Be The Void
Michael Kiwanuka "Tell Me A Tale" Tell Me A Tale Ep
Tim Hardin "Don't Make Promises (Live)" 3-Live Concert
Suzanne Vega "Left Of Center" Pretty In Pink Soundtrack
((Meg Baird "Share" Seasons on Earth))
The Bee Gees "I've Got To Get A Message To You" Best Of Vol. 1
Eagle Eye Cherry "To Love Somebody" Y Tu Mama Tambien Soundtrack
Hacienda "Savage" Shakedown
Foster The People "Helena Beat" Torches
Anders Osborne "When Will I See You Again" Black Eyed Galaxy