Music vs. Misery

"What came first — the music or the misery?"
Mar 14

i don’t know where i belong, i don’t know where i went wrong… oh, but i can write a song

Despite only having released one self-recorded EP, Denver-based trio The Lumineers have caused quite a stir in the folk scene in the last year. Their October Daytrotter Session is probably one of the finest of the hundreds that the site has available for download. April 3rd will see the release of The Lumineers’ anticipated full-length debut, and I’ll be catching them in Vancouver just a couple days prior. I envision it being a show of stomp/clap catharsis in the vein of The Head and Heart — an experience that I’ll fondly look back many years down the line.

From their bio:

The roots revival of the last few years has primed listeners for a new generation of rustic, heart-on-the-sleeve music—the kind that nods to tradition while setting off into uncharted territory. The Lumineers walk that line with an unerring gift for timeless melodies and soul-stirring lyrics. 

True that. Check out their new video for “Ho Hey” above and then listen for yourself.

mp3: The Lumineers - Ho Hey (Daytrotter Session)(2011)
mp3: The Lumineers - Slow It Down (Daytrotter Session) (2011) 

My pal Heather featured The Lumineers in one of her intimate Fuel/Friends Chapel Sessions. So, so good. Give it a listen here.

Go stomp/clap along with The Lumineers if they happen to stop by your town.

March 21 San Diego, CA @ The Casbah
March 22 Los Angeles, CA @ Hotel Café
March 24 San Francisco, CA @ Café Du Nord
March 25 Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
March 29 Eugene, OR @ Axe & Fiddle
March 30 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
March 31 Seattle, WA @ The Tractor Tavern
April 1 Vancouver, BC @ The Media Club
April 4 Boise, ID @ The Neurolux
April 5 Salt Lake City, UT @ The State Room
April 6 Bellvue, CO @ Misawaka Indoors
April 7 Boulder, CO @ Shug’s 
April 9 Ames, IA @ The Maintenance Shop
April 11 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry
April 12 Madison, WI @ The Frequency
April 13 Evanston, IL @ Space
April 17 Burlington, VT @ Higher Ground Lounge
April 18 Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse
April 19 Fairfield, CT @ StageOne
April 20 Berklee, MA @ Café 939 @ Berklee
April 21 Brooklyn, NY @ Music Hall of Williamsburg
April 22 Vienna, VA @ Jammin’ Java
April 24 Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brendas
April 26 Chapel Hill, NC @ Local 506
April 27 Nashville, TN @ The Basement
April 28 St. Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill
April 29 Kansas City, MO @ The Record Bar
May 11 Denver, CO @ The Bluebird Theatre

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