You just watch this video and tell me you don’t want to go see these guys play live.
(thank you, theaboundingrhythm, for letting me borrow this video from the show last week in Iowa.)
If you haven’t heard of The Lumineers yet, well, I’m not sure where you’ve been. The Denver-based band came blasting out of SXSW, their infectious new album is hot off the presses (as of April 3rd) and their national tour (with the Kopecky Family Band) is well underway. They are headed back to the east coast (New York being where the band first took shape) starting on Tuesday the 17th where they’ll be kicking things off in Burlington. Suffice it to say that their boisterous show is not to be missed (you don’t have to take my word alone for it: almost all of their shows are sold out).
These guys and a girl have found a musical and performance style all their own, and their complete lack of bombast is refreshing. Their songs are Americana folk rock at its most sincere and their performances are little more than opportunities to jam with an audience. Not only are they selling out shows everywhere they go, but also their self-titled album is climbing the Billboard charts and their hit single “Ho Hey” (from the video above) is being highlighted on radio stations and music magazines across the country. I was one of many who was blown away by them when I saw them play in Austin (read about that show here) and since then have had no trouble turning everyone I point in their direction into fans.
For anyone yet to be persuaded, get your tickets now for the shows in Burlington, Northhampton or Fairfield, or else beg, borrow or steal your way into securing a ticket for the sold-out shows in Boston or Brooklyn at the end of the week. Whatever it takes, it’s worth it. You can take my word for it.