Sigh no more, Mumford & Sons fans: The folk rock balladeers have finally released a new album. Out Tuesday, Babel is the band's follow-up to Sigh No More, the 2009 record that featured songs "Little Lion Man," "The Cave" and "Awake My Soul." Sigh No More gave Mumford & Sons a larger profile here in America, something the band (made up of lead singer Marcus Mumford, Ben Lovett, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane) has capitalized on with nationwide tour dates and, most recently, an appearance on last weekend's "Saturday Night Live."

Mumford & Sons is having a moment ... so does that mean the band will go out on top? Lovett joked that Babel would be their last album together at a concert on Monday night. Per NME:

After one fan heckled the band, shouting that it had taken "ages" to make the follow up to their 2009 debut 'Sigh No More,' multi-instrumentalist Ben Lovett apologised, saying that he'd "try harder" with the next album, "if there is a next album."

Considering the fan anticipation for Babel, it's hard to imagine there not being a third album. And a fourth. Watch Mumford and Sons play their new single "I Will Wait" on "Saturday Night Live" below. Babel is out now.

[via NME]

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  • 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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