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Mumford and Sons detail new album: Babel

on July 16, 2012, 8:45am

mumford and sons babel Mumford and Sons detail new album: Babel

Mumford and Sons will return on September 25th with the follow up to their smash debut, Sigh No More. The band’s sophomore LP is titled Babel and includes 12 tracks, many of which have been previously performed live. Below, we’ve compiled fan footage of eight new songs.

While Sigh No More was completed in just five weeks, the band spent a year and a half recording Babel due to their heavy tour schedule, reports Rolling Stone. Markus Dravs, who also helmed Sigh No More, served as producer. The end result is is said to feature “heavier emotions,” but does not stray far from their trademark acoustic sound. “The ingredients are very much the same: the four core instruments and a lack of a drummer, which can give it that strange, simple, unique sort of sound,” bassist Ted Dwane told Rolling Stone. “I don’t think we were looking to be too crazy and experimental.”

As previously reported, Mumford and Sons will precede the album’s release with a U.S. tour in August, which includes four Gentlemen of the Road Stopover mini music festivals. Check out their full docket at the bottom of the page.

Babel Tracklist:
01. Babel
02. Whispers in the Dark
03. I Will Wait
04. Holland Road
05. Ghosts That We Knew
06. Lover of the Light
07. Lovers’ Eyes
08. Reminder
09. Hopeless Wanderer
10. Broken Crown
11. Below My Feet
12. Not With Haste

“Whispers in the Dark”:

“Ghosts That We Knew”:

“Lover of the Light”:

“Lovers’ Eyes”:

“Reminder”:

“Hopeless Wanderer”:

“Broken Crown”:

“Below My Feet”:

Mumford and Sons 2012 Tour Dates:
08/01 – Hoboken, NJ @ Pier A *
08/04 – Portland, ME @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
08/06 – Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center *
08/07 – Canandaigua, NY @ Marvin Sands Performing Arts *
08/09 – Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion *
08/11 – Bristol, VA @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
08/13 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Waterfront Park *
08/14 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion *
08/18 – Dixon, IL @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
08/20 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theatre *
08/21 – Laramie, WY @ Gryphon Theatre
08/22 – Magna, UT @ The Saltair
08/25 – Monterey, CA @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
08/28 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre *
09/01 – Snowmass Village, CO @ Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival
10/12 – Perth, AU @ Belvoir Ampitheatre
10/13 – Perth, AU @ Belvoir Ampitheatre
10/15 – Adelaide, AU @ Entertainment Centre
10/17 – Brisbane, AU @ Riverstage
10/18 – Sydney, AU @ Entertainment Centre
10/23 – Hobart, AU @ Derwent Entertainment Centre
10/25 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
10/26 – Canberra, AU @ Royal Theatre
10/28 – Cairns, AU @ Kuranda Ampitheatre
10/29 – Townsville, AU @ Convention Centre
10/31 – Gold Coast, AU @ Convention Centre
11/02 – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena
11/04 – Welllington, NZ @ Town Hall
11/05 – Welllington, NZ @ Town Hall
11/06 – Christchurch, NZ @ CBS Arena

* = w/ Dawes

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Chris
July 16, 2012 at 11:03 am

The four flags on the album cover are actually nautical flags, and they spell ‘TOUR’

Marion Zachary
July 16, 2012 at 10:07 am

Fact correction: They wrote Sigh No More in five weeks, not Babel, just FYI. I think you read the Rolling Stone article incorrectly.

Alex Young
July 16, 2012 at 10:24 am

Noted, thanks!

Hennessey
July 16, 2012 at 10:00 am

Cant wait.

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