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This is how Wikipedia's entry for The Lumineers begins:

The Lumineers are an American folk rock band, based in Denver, Colorado. The core band consists of singer Wesley Schultz on guitar, Jeremiah Fraites on drums, and Neyla Pekarek on cello and vocals. Two fulltime touring members are added for tours.[1][2] Their self-titled debut album was released on Dualtone Records on April 3, 2012, peaking at number 8 on the Billboard 200 chart. As of December 2012, their debut album has been certified gold in the US, Canada and Ireland. (Continue Reading...)
NPR posted a story on the band late last year:
April was a great month for The Lumineers. In addition to releasing its eponymous debut, the band played a ton of sold-out shows across the U.S. The Lumineers' open-hearted melodies, rousing acoustic folk sound and simple but raw lyrics have earned the group comparisons to Mumford & Sons, The Civil Wars and The Avett Brothers; still, The Lumineers' members have a way of embedding fiery emotion into their music that's all their own. Rollicking, incandescent and reflective, it's music built on a foundation of classical training and roots-rock touring. (Continue Reading...)
The band's site is here. Above is Flapper Girl and below is Ho Hey.

Originally posted to cweinsch on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:43 AM PST.

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  •  Tip Jar (6+ / 0-)

    Please visit The Daily Music Break for some good music.

    by cweinsch on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 05:43:11 AM PST

  •  Not the Lumineers (2+ / 0-)
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    cweinsch, SC Lib

    Sorry. They're OK. Unfortunately 105.5 MMM in Madison, seems to think that The Lumineers, Mumford and Sons, Adele, and the worst acts of the 90's (Allannis Morrissette, Sugar Ray, The Spin Doctors, etc) are the only thing worth playing. Not surprisingly they sit near the bottom of the ratings for local music stations. It's a shame. They used to be a good radio station.

    I'm no philosopher, I am no poet, I'm just trying to help you out - Gomez (from the song Hamoa Beach)

    by jhecht on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:24:43 AM PST

    •  Sounds like they're still a good station to me (0+ / 0-)

      ...but I kinda liked the shitty alt-pop of the 90's. Don't tell Kurt Cobain pls.

      Clearly YMMV.

      "I chose to change facts, reality, and the meaning of words, in order to make a much larger point." - Paul Ryan John Oliver

      by SC Lib on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 08:37:06 AM PST

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  •  Loving the stripped-down sound (1+ / 0-)
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    cweinsch

    And I'm glad it's becoming popular. It's a great counter to the overproduced crap churned out now.

    "I chose to change facts, reality, and the meaning of words, in order to make a much larger point." - Paul Ryan John Oliver

    by SC Lib on Wed Jan 30, 2013 at 07:25:58 AM PST

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