Debut Album! Grass-Roots, Heart-On-The-Sleeve Music! Mastered by Bob Ludwig! #31 on Billboard's Overall Album Chart! Features the Hit Single, "Ho Hey"!!
In 2011, an eponymous, self-recorded EP led to a tour, and before long The Lumineers started attracting devout fans, first across the Western US, then back in their old East Coast stomping grounds. Young, old and in-between, theyre drawn by songs like Ho Hey and Stubborn Love, Americana-inflected barnburners in the vein of the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons. Theyre drawn by songs like Slow it Down and Dead Sea, slow, sultry ballads that suggest the raw revelations of Jeff Buckley and Ryan Adams. Theyre drawn by the live Lumineers experiencea coming-together in musical solidarity against isolation, adversity, and despair.
The roots revival of the last few years has primed listeners for a new generation of rustic, heart-on-the-sleeve musicthe 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. Born out of sorrow, powered by passion, ripened by hard work, The Lumineers have found their sound when the world needs it most.
"Newfound fans are falling in love at first listen with the band's homespun acoustic folk and powerful lyrics. The Lumineers' self-titled debut, released in April, reached No. 3 on the independent chart and No. 31 on Billboard's overall album chart..." - USA Today
"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." - NPR
"'American Bandstand, electric guitar' frontman Wesley Schultz sings over handclaps in 'Big Parade,' which evokes the JFK era; 'Flapper Girl' is a piano ditty that conjures the days of prohibition. But the central concern is present-tense lust and heartache, which this spirited band translates into a fine drunk-clogging soundtrack. But on 'Slow It Down,' which does just that, you hear a deeper, more haunted sound, suggesting there's more here than meets the beer." - Will Hermes, Rolling Stone
Features: Vinyl LP Debut Album Mastered by Bob Ludwig #31 on Billboard's overall album chart VH1 You Oughta Know Artists On The Rise Hit Single, "Ho Hey" Similar in Sound to the Avett Brothers and Mumford & Sons Limited Time Album Download Included
Selections: Side I: 1. Flowers In Your Hair 2. Classy Girls 3. Submarines 4. Dead Sea 5. Ho Hey 6. Slow It Down Side II: 1. Stubborn Love 2. Big Parade 3. Charlie Boy 4. Flapper Girl 5. Morning Song