When Mumford & Sons keyboardist-singer Ben Levitt called his band a "poor man's version of The Beatles" during a Friday evening concert, perhaps it was because he was thinking about "Saturday Night Live." The band -- whose new album, Babel, is set for release this week -- performed two new songs on Saturday night's edition of the late-night comedy series and also appeared as a Beatles cover band during one the sketches.
Not online due to music rights, the segment featured Mumford & Sons playing a band called Hey Dude and wearing costumes that corresponded to The Beatles' various looks throughout the '60s and '70s. (Lead singer Marcus Mumford was outfitted with a Meet the Beatles!-era wig and turtleneck.) At the end of the sketch -- which starred host Joseph Gordon-Levitt and cast members Jason Sudeikis, Bill Hader and Kenan Thompson -- Mumford & Sons led the crowd and cast in a singalong of The Beatles' hit song "You've Got To Hide Your Love Away."
In addition to the comedy, Mumford & Sons also performed "I Will Wait" and "Below My Feet," the former with a brass section to liven up the proceedings. Watch "I Will Wait" above and "Below My Feet," fittingly, below. Babel is out on Sept. 24.
Mumford and Sons - Thistles & Weeds
No copyright claimed by me, this belongs to Sony BMG. From their debut album, 'Sigh No More', released on 6/10/09 and available to buy via the itunes store. The whole album is absolutely amazing. Up there with The XX's debut, one of the top ones this year I think. support them, guys! www.myspace.com www.last.fm en.wikipedia.org
Mumford and Sons - The Cave - With Lyrics
Mumford and Sons - The Cave - With Lyrics Lyrics - It's empty in the valley of your heart The sun, it rises slowly as you walk Away from all the fears And all the faults you've left behind The harvest left no food for you to eat You cannibal, you meat-eater, you see But I have seen the same I know the shame in your defeat But I will hold on hope And I won't let you choke On the noose around your neck And I'll find strength in pain And I will change my ways I'll know my name as it's called again Cause I have other things to fill my time You take what is yours and I'll take mine Now let me at the truth Which will refresh my broken mind So tie me to a post and block my ears I can see widows and orphans through my tears I know my call despite my faults And despite my growing fears But I will hold on hope And I won't let you choke On the noose around your neck And I'll find strength in pain And I will change my ways I'll know my name as it's called again So come out of your cave walking on your hands And see the world hanging upside down You can understand dependence When you know the maker's land So make your siren's call And sing all you want I will not hear what you have to say Cause I need freedom now And I need to know how To live my life as it's meant to be And I will hold on hope And I won't let you choke On the noose around your neck And I'll find strength in pain And I will change my ways I'll know my name as it's called again
Mumford & Sons - Little Lion Man (Bookshop Sessions)
Little Lion Man, taken from Mumford and Sons' acoustic bookshop session. Buy the album, 'Sigh No More', here: zaphod.uk.vvhp.net
Mumford and Sons with Birdy - Learn me Right / Disney Pixar's Brave OST
Brand new song for the Disney Pixar movie Brave. Birdy and Mumford & Sons with Learn Me Right.
Mumford & Sons - Winter Winds
Mumford & Sons - "The Boxer"
Mumford & Sons performing a cover of Simon & Garfunkel's "The Boxer". Live from The Ed Sullivan Theatre for CBS Live On Letterman - September 21, 2012. Recorded on my iPhone.
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