When I listened to Mumford & Sons’ debut album Sigh No More for the first time last year, I was enamored with the energy that seemed to bubble up from every corner of those songs. Even with the down-tempo numbers, those plucks of the banjo strings carried some hope that made the shivers run through, the bumps raise up on the skin and the hairs stand up straight — the whole clichéd bit. And Marcus Mumford’s voice manages to be raspy and crystal clear at the same time, and the music feels so gosh-darn earnest.
The boys in this Britfolk band are prepping the release of a sophomore album, and they’ve been doing a good job of dropping by different places with new material, just to whet our appetites for what might be in store. They performed a lovely, reflective little at Philadelphia’s 104.5 recently, and it’s called “Ghosts That We Knew,” apparently. Watch the video with that link above, or check out another live vid of the song below. Methinks you won’t be disappointed. (Via) (Via) (Via)
Editor’s note: The soundcloud stream has been removed by request. Sorry! Here’s a decent live vid.