Like Mumford and Sons? These Three Bands Are For You
Music is a lot like food. We all have our favorites, but eat the same thing every day and eventually you’ll grow tired of even the most delicious dish. Similarly, British band Mumford & Sons have exploded over the last two years and given many people their first taste of what it sounds like when you mix banjos and strings with insanely catchy hooks and rock aspirations. Even the most dedicated Mumford consumer needs a change from “I Will Wait” every so often; but how do you expand your musical palette without risking that something will leave a sour taste in your mouth (or ears)? That’s where we come in. We’ve searched the world, and the internet, to find three bands guaranteed to please any “Babel” fan, but different enough to help you switch things up a bit. If you like Mumford & Sons, click through the list above to discover three new bands guaranteed to hit the mark.
Of Monsters and Men
Though they hail from two different parts of the world—Mumford from London and Of Monsters And Men from Iceland—these two bands sound like old neighbors. The infectious, unique instrumentals and poetic lyrics will resonate with Mumford fans, but there is a more intangible, emotional similarity that really connects the two. With heartfelt vocals and anthemic choruses both bands are experts at grabbing your heartstrings and creating emotional landscapes that slowly but surely envelope you and don’t let you out (not like you would want to leave anyway).
Old Crow Medicine Show
Trying to pin Mumford to a genre is like trying to catch a greased pig in a rainstorm. They draw from so many different styles and genres, which makes them such an interesting listen. With their constant use of banjos and strings, two of those influences are unquestionably bluegrass and country. If their use of strings hypnotizes you like it does us, then Old Crow Medicine Show is the band for you. With roots in Virginia and Nashville, it’s no wonder that Old Crow Medicine show has Southern bluegrass in their blood. OCMS has achieved cult status with their ability to master a genre that seems to be lost in today’s modern music scene. There isn’t anything like them because there hasn’t been for quite some time now. If you want to hear the kind of music that inspires Mumford and Sons look no further than Old Crow Medicine Show.
Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros
With the cascading, multitudinous instrumentals, you might think that Mumford and Sons is more of an orchestra than a band. If the deep, intricate sounds of Mumford strikes you, then you will enjoy counting the members of Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros. Including the singers, Alex Ebert and Jade Castrinos, there are ten members (sometimes more) in Edward Sharpe And The Magnetic Zeros. The result is a sound where there is never a dull moment. The unique blend of different flavors, sounds, and moods will make Mumford fans feel right at home.
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December 17, 2013 via Pepsi