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Banjo for the Soul

September 1, 2009

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Look out for Mumford & Sons debut album. Seriously. Trust me. The new-aged folk masters have released a set of EPs, and about half of those tunes will show up on their upcoming “Sigh No More” to be released in early October. And every single one of those tracks is total dynamite–a surprising adjective to use to describe banjo-fused acoustic/folk, but anything short of dynamite would be an understatement. “White Blank Page” first got me hooked, as the song builds from a quiet, a cappella intro into a thunderous, bass heavy hook. “Liar” has the same empty space that Damien Rice uses so effectively, and the emptiness resonates long after the song is over, much like Bon Iver‘s cabin-recorded album.

Mumford & Sons – “White Blank Page”

Mumford & Sons – “Liar”

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