Babel Album

kroq.cbslocal.com
Mumford & Sons will release first single from 'Babel' on August 7th

From KROQ.com:

Mumford & Sons have just announced that the first single from the forthcoming album, Babel, will be released the afternoon of August 7th, assuming the band is able to keep it under lock and key ’til then.

The band says of the album, “At first, we peeled ourselves off the road quite reluctantly.We love playing live, obviously, but it had also become an important part ofour creative process, we had been writing and rehearsing in soundchecks, and sort of road-testing new songs on our very gracious audiences. But then we fell in love with recording again.”

Over the past two months, Mumford & Sons have been spotted road-testing their material throughout the Eastern U.S. at incredibly small off-the-beaten-path bars and clubs. “I heard Mumford was playing a bar outside Nashville and I just happened to be in the city so I hopped in a taxi,” recounts KROQ-FM’s Gene Sandbloom. “I found myself on the edge of town at a place called The Basement with a few dozen people.”

“We feel that this record is a natural progression that we’re proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road,” says Mumford in a statement.

The band has not yet released which of the following twelve tracks will be the have the honor of being the first single.

Babel Tracklisting:

  1. Babel
  2. Whispers In The Dark
  3. I Will Wait
  4. Holland Road
  5. Ghosts That We Knew
  6. Lover Of The Light
  7. Lovers’ Eyes
  8. Reminder
  9. Hopeless Wanderer
  10. Broken Crown
  11. Below My Feet
  12. Not With Haste

Mumford & Sons’ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover Shows continue this summer as they near Babel‘s September 25th release.

– Jay Tilles, CBS Local

billboard.com
Mumford & Sons' 'Babel' named Billboard's Top Rock Album of 2012

From Billboard.com
December 14, 2012 9:00 EST 

Folk/rock quartet Mumford & Sons earn top Rock Album applause for a second consecutive year, although with a different leading title than last year. Babel is 2012’s No. 1 Rock Album, highlighted by a debut week of 600,000 copies sold (Oct. 13), marking the largest sales frame for a rock act since 2008. In 2011, the group topped the year-end Rock Albums survey with Sigh No More. The act is the first since Billboard began crowning a yearly top Rock Album in 2006 to manage back-to-back No. 1 rankings.
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In addition to its No. 1 Rock Album ranking, Babel also takes the No. 7 spot on the overall Billboard 200 Best Albums of 2012 chart, No. 3 on the Digital Albums chart, and No. 1 on the Alternative, Folk, and Independent charts. Slow-burning sensation Sigh No More still ranks high on the charts three years after its release, coming in at No. 29 on the Billboard 200 Best Albums of 2012 chart, No. 13 on the Digital Albums chart, No. 2 on the Folk Albums chart (effectively giving Mumford & Sons the top two albums in the category), and No. 7 on both the Rock and Alternative charts.

if you ever get a chance to see Mumford and Sons in concert, GO

IT WAS THE BEST CONCERT I’VE EVER BEEN TO. SO HIGH-ENERGY, MUCH QUALITY PERFORMANCE

AND THEY OPENED WITH BABEL

I ALMOST PASSED OUT WITH SHEER JOY

mumfordandsons.com
'Babel' is out now in the UK (and elsewhere)

From the Mumford & Sons Official Website:
Monday 24, September 2012

At last. Here it is ladies and gents, and we’re well excited for you all to hear it. Whether it’s what you expected, what you hoped or what you dreaded, or none of those things, we’re happy with it so here it is. We are proud, elated, and impatient to share it with you. “Two albums” sounds much better than “one album” innit….

M, B, T & W x

Get the standard or deluxe edition of Babel from iTunes or order the CD/deluxe CD or 12” vinyl from the Official Webstore.

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Congratulations to Mumford & Sons, whose album Babel has been nominated for Top Rock Album at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards!

Other nominees in the category are:

  • Lana Del Rey: Born To Die
  • Fall Out Boy: Save Rock And Roll
  • Imagine Dragons: Night Visions
  • Lorde: Pure Heroine

Congratulations to all the nominees (see the full list here). Be sure to watch the 2014 Billboard Music Awards live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18th at 8/7c on ABC!

Random Mumford and Sons Fact #92835: The Gentlemen of the Road documentary series was released in December 2010 as part of the Sigh No More Deluxe Edition. If you listen closely you can hear various pieces from the future album Babel (2012) both lyrically and instrumentally. Plus, if you haven’t watched this or rewatched it in a while, you are sorely missing out!

Catch Whispers in the Dark in part 1 at 2:06, To Darkness, which would later become Broken Crown in part 2 at 2:17, Below My Feet in part 4 at :30, and Holland Road in part 5 at 4:29. Plus a ton more. See if you can spot them all here

PS: If you have been a long time fan and are overemotional (hi! me!) prepare for the feels and get some tissues