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Just noise and screaming and no musical value at all. (Colonel Poo) wrote this on thread Mumford and Sons on board I Love Music on Dec 13, 2012

Have we got a thread about post-Mumford shitbags the Lumineers?

We do now. Partially because uh.

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:39 (seven years ago) link

Jill Mapes ‏@jumonsmapes

words about music, written by and for the Nicholas Sparks set. I have a lot of feelings but just, why?

maura johnston ‏@maura

@jumonsmapes i closed tab after the fifth word

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:40 (seven years ago) link

I knew not to click as soon as I saw the "hellogiggles" in the url. This song seems to be inescapable on the Chicago "adult alternative" station. Fwiw, I don't find it quite as rage making as Mumfarts.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:41 (seven years ago) link

Well here, suffer through this bit on its own, then.

Now, on days where I am feeling a little lost or lonely, I play this song with a little extra volume behind is because I feel The Lumineers ultimately believe in the concept of belonging as well. You can hear it in their voices when they belt out my favorite lyrics with soul and heart in a way that only someone who believes can; it makes me truly thankful for those that I know I always belong to…

“I belong with you, you belong with me,

You’re my sweetheart.

I belong with you, you belong with me,

You’re my sweet.”

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:42 (seven years ago) link

Well, yeah, awful.

HAPPY BDAY TOOTS (jon /via/ chi 2.0), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:43 (seven years ago) link

Doesn't this belong on the 'worst music writing' thread? Everything about that is vile.

emil.y, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:45 (seven years ago) link

Oh it should belong there for sure. But this band! (I almost interviewed them and am kinda glad that bullet was dodged...)

Ned Raggett, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:46 (seven years ago) link

i hope mark e. smith throws a bottle at these guys too

Andrew WKRP (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:48 (seven years ago) link

Y'all are mean. I'd unapologetically rather listen to these guys and Mumfords than any music by the Fall these days.

sleepingbag, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:51 (seven years ago) link

man I hate the Lumineers

― she was giving it to two friends ...Aaay! (crüt), Tuesday, December 11, 2012 9:02 PM (4 weeks ago) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

regarding an eccentric and non-existent American Gladiator (crüt), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:52 (seven years ago) link

a friend had an extra ticket to see them last year like right after their album came out and they were 'becoming popular' but there was really no way to predict that they'd have a gigantic top 10 hit. was an OK show for what it was, don't dislike them at any gut level like i do w/ Mumford, etc. that's as close as this thread will get to an apologist, i think.

ThePartyHater (some dude), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:52 (seven years ago) link

the fall rules doggie

Andrew WKRP (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:52 (seven years ago) link

only decent british rap group imo

Andrew WKRP (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:53 (seven years ago) link

I used to love them but their shtick is way more tired than folk 2.0

sleepingbag, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:53 (seven years ago) link

Like I guess I'd rather listen to vaguely pleasant music sometimes? I don't feel bad about that

sleepingbag, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:56 (seven years ago) link

either way mark e smith throwing things at ppl is better than the lumineers, music aside

Andrew WKRP (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:57 (seven years ago) link

i would rather listen to almost anything over ilx house band the fall

ThePartyHater (some dude), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 21:59 (seven years ago) link

feel like only one of these guys should be allowed to wear that kind of hat
http://userserve-ak.last.fm/serve/500/78661518/The+Lumineers++PNG+3.png
people love this band (and generally this kind of music) here in Colorado. it's pretty benign.

tylerw, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 22:03 (seven years ago) link

what the fuck is with bands wearing old timey hats and suspenders jesus christ

regarding an eccentric and non-existent American Gladiator (crüt), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 22:06 (seven years ago) link

"Americana"

regarding an eccentric and non-existent American Gladiator (crüt), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 22:09 (seven years ago) link

it'd be funny if the girl wore one of those hats too

Chief Cypher Raige (some dude), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 22:10 (seven years ago) link

al l these hoofin and hollerin around the campfire bands need to get fuckin jobs

maura, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 22:14 (seven years ago) link

has the term emo-grass been coined yet? probably.

tylerw, Wednesday, 9 January 2013 22:18 (seven years ago) link

haha maura i thought you were directly addressing me for a sec

Chief Cypher Raige (some dude), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 22:35 (seven years ago) link

you're the job creator, obv

regarding an eccentric and non-existent American Gladiator (crüt), Wednesday, 9 January 2013 22:40 (seven years ago) link

fuck this ipod commercial horseshit

Poliopolice, Thursday, 10 January 2013 02:48 (seven years ago) link

is no one going to talk about their horrible horrible name?

bish borscht (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 January 2013 03:25 (seven years ago) link

you will notice that none of them are showing teeth in that awful photo
they need to be cancelled immediately

bish borscht (La Lechera), Thursday, 10 January 2013 03:27 (seven years ago) link

when i found out abt these guys i spent 5 mins laughing at the fact that ppl were taking a song named "ho hey" seriously

an eagle named "small government" (call all destroyer), Thursday, 10 January 2013 03:32 (seven years ago) link

i like this song just fine

teledyldonix, Thursday, 10 January 2013 03:59 (seven years ago) link

My girlfriend and I reluctantly went along to see them play with another couple who were big fans . Left after three songs. That said, I didn't find it nearly as intolerable as Mumford and Sons. At one point the suspenders guy (I think he must have been told to wear them at all times) started playing banjo, which sounded absolutely god awful. After we left, they apparently played "Ho Hey" twice—acoustic and a "real rockin'" version.

I was just stunned at how huge they were. I always thought the Americana thing reached its peak with Ryan Adams, Iron and Wine, and those kinds of groups.

Benjamin-, Thursday, 10 January 2013 04:22 (seven years ago) link

I totally completely dislike everything about this phony no good fedora wearing smiling like they don't know any better band. Not sure why it matters, or if it matters why, but they are insufferable.

Also, they are called The Lumineers. I hate them.

this customer is a jerk (La Lechera), Sunday, 20 January 2013 05:48 (seven years ago) link

SNL tonight was my first exposure to them, I believe. I knew they were around, but I'd been successful in never hearing or really seeing them. My hands were turning into fists as I sat there watching.

Johnny Fever, Sunday, 20 January 2013 06:04 (seven years ago) link

man i wish i could really get that worked up about this kinda thing nowadays, think after mumford & sons i can't even give a shit anymore

berner herzog (fadanuf4erybody), Sunday, 20 January 2013 06:06 (seven years ago) link

(that being said i've only heard this "ho hey" joint like once on a commercial)

berner herzog (fadanuf4erybody), Sunday, 20 January 2013 06:06 (seven years ago) link

(that being said i've only heard this "ho hey" joint like once on a commercial)

exactly ^^^^
i'm not worked up, i'm just repulsed

this customer is a jerk (La Lechera), Sunday, 20 January 2013 06:07 (seven years ago) link

so when I go to a piano bar when I'm 60 I'll have no idea what half of the songs are

that's ok

1.5GB of audio-destroying fluff (los blue jeans), Sunday, 20 January 2013 07:12 (seven years ago) link

i think "of monsters and men" are worse in terms of corny indie these days but yeah these guys can suck a fuck

monotony, Sunday, 20 January 2013 08:15 (seven years ago) link

The bass drum at the front of the stage wasn't miked. Dude kept hitting it, no sound. Maybe it needed suspenders for it to work.

Tarfumes The Escape Goat, Sunday, 20 January 2013 15:58 (seven years ago) link

was already having one of those "what is the point of our pitiful striving when the frozen nothingness of extinguished consciousness is all that awaits" kinda mornings and then i saw those hats.

let's go do some crimes (strongo hulkington's ghost dad), Sunday, 20 January 2013 16:39 (seven years ago) link

ok just listened to this hey ho thingy on youtube - not really sure what people are getting worked up about. I remember a time when breakaway "alternative" hits involved the likes of Live or Bush

licorice oratorio (baaderonixx), Sunday, 20 January 2013 17:22 (seven years ago) link

I object to their constant smiling and phony earnest lyrics and their terrible awful name.

this customer is a jerk (La Lechera), Sunday, 20 January 2013 17:41 (seven years ago) link

fwiw gis for "lumineers" is a thing of beauty

inste grammophon (rogermexico.), Sunday, 20 January 2013 18:11 (seven years ago) link

i do like this but i am a posner apologist

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OuBlZ9jW2Qk

maura, Monday, 21 January 2013 02:42 (seven years ago) link

I always get a little resentful when an otherwise mediocre band is propelled to stardom by stumbling onto an easy but catchy hook gimmick (hey/ho, or the whistle thing in that pb&j song)

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Monday, 21 January 2013 02:46 (seven years ago) link

also, they have a vaguely evangelical stink to them. i will not be surprised if

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Monday, 21 January 2013 02:48 (seven years ago) link

the hats

mookieproof, Monday, 21 January 2013 02:51 (seven years ago) link

Yeah they have a ”youth group” vibe

fieri inna babylon (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Monday, 21 January 2013 02:57 (seven years ago) link

high on life

space phwoar (Hurting 2), Monday, 21 January 2013 02:59 (seven years ago) link

googling hasn't turned up anything yet

maura, Monday, 21 January 2013 03:08 (seven years ago) link

They're playing Mumford & Sons on the local mainstream country radio, btw. Which is ironic, because that band is more country than a lot of the country country radio plays.

Josh in Chicago, Thursday, 2 May 2013 22:29 (six years ago) link

two weeks pass...

ok, the loews jingle that just played during a spotify commercial break involved a lumineersian "ho! hey!" in the background. i think that "ho! hey!" thing is going to become a real "thing", and continue to show up in unexpected places.

Treeship, Saturday, 18 May 2013 14:29 (six years ago) link

yeah before you know it they'll be shouting "ho!" and "hey!" in rap songs

trick paddy pollars (some dude), Saturday, 18 May 2013 14:37 (six years ago) link

one month passes...

okay NOW I can listen to that stupid song

LOL

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Wednesday, 3 July 2013 19:02 (six years ago) link

lol. i enjoyed this thread a lot, especially my back and forth with contenderizer on the topic of "authenticity."

Treeship, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 20:04 (six years ago) link

the girl from the lumineers seems likable to me. smiling, unpretentious, and not wearing a fedora.

Treeship, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 20:24 (six years ago) link

the only bits i've seen of the video are from what i just posted, and in her limited screen time i don't understand why she looks so jubilantly happy. and why the other guy suddenly looks so jubilantly happy when nothing in the song's tone in that moment suggests jubilant happiness. or why they're singing in the video at all when it only sounds like there's one male voice during the whole verse??

ty based gay dead computer god (zachlyon), Wednesday, 3 July 2013 21:06 (six years ago) link

she's just happy about lyfe

Treeship, Wednesday, 3 July 2013 21:08 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

someone posted about this festival on fb and i looked up the festival and omg
http://www.gentlemenoftheroad.com/

free your spirit pig (La Lechera), Tuesday, 30 July 2013 16:16 (six years ago) link

I notice Haim have been roped in.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 16:23 (six years ago) link

In 2012 we began hosting our Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers, a global series of events in small cities and towns around the world. We spent months selecting unique places, creating venues, building the lineups, planning the aftershows, and getting to know the local people who helped make the whole thing work. The results were some of the most amazing and memorable shows we've ever played – and we've played a lot of shows! We hope those of you who made it had as much fun as we did.

This year we've expanded the lineups, changed the format, and worked to improve the experience in ways big and small. We have new towns, new countries, new artists, and new campsites that will become an intimate part of each event. Plus tons of surprises you'll have to see for yourselves! We really couldn't be more excited. But the spirit of the project remains: a music festival that celebrates local people, food and culture, where everyone pitches in and everybody gets something back.

Please join us if you can.

Mumford & Sons

You annoying fucksticks.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 16:23 (six years ago) link

"Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers" really sounds like a euphemism for a homosexual rendezvous at a highway rest stop

Some-D (some dude), Tuesday, 30 July 2013 16:28 (six years ago) link

haha, i was about to write something like "hey let these people have their fun," but that thumbs up banner lollllllz

tylerw, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 16:33 (six years ago) link

That's a hand-made woodcut 'like' stamp from when social networks were more authentic.

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 16:39 (six years ago) link

That Harry Caray thing is perfect.

Spencer Chow, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 16:46 (six years ago) link

they were on Colbert last night. drummer had suspeders and a dirty tshirt. the bassist wore a knit cap, a tie, glasses, and was BAREFOOT. I hate them forever.

akm, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 17:40 (six years ago) link

I left the room during the break before they came on. Didn't turn off the tv, but didn't watch.

Ⓓⓡ. (Johnny Fever), Tuesday, 30 July 2013 17:45 (six years ago) link

Yeah let these people have a good time but yeah suspenders and fedoras are dumb then again all popular music has lame fashion cues and performance mask attached to it are they really any lamer than the rock band that refuses to smile

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 30 July 2013 18:16 (six years ago) link

Sometimes you just got to move from Brooklyn into your friends place in Denver to make it big, the world is a strange place

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 30 July 2013 18:17 (six years ago) link

I had friends who went to one of those Gentlemen of the Road deals somewhere out from here. They were really impressed that the Mumford dudes played basketball with their kids. My friends' kids, that is. I think the Mumfords are too young to have kids.

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 18:24 (six years ago) link

I'm hoping the Americana thing is eventually going to lead to some steampunk group blowing up and going mega-mainstream.

Emperor Cos Dashit (Adam Bruneau), Tuesday, 30 July 2013 18:36 (six years ago) link

troy seems pretty authentic when i drive through it. there's a grain elevator right at the edge of town, i think. dunno how much traction americana gets around here, tho, because people who live here don't live far enough away from here to mythologize it that way. mostly it's just actual bluegrass festivals or else trace adkins summer country jam type of stuff. also juggalos and jamband fans.

don't know how you'd celebrate local food unless skyline has a location there. cassano's pizza i like but that's no reason to make this one of only 3 u.s. stops.

slugbuggy, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 18:53 (six years ago) link

or stopovers, whatever.

slugbuggy, Tuesday, 30 July 2013 18:55 (six years ago) link

three weeks pass...

i don't know if it's this band or which of the dueling banjos bands it is, but i swear that it takes a lot of agitation to make me turn off the radio in disgust and the song i have heard yesterday and today has brought me to that point

i think it might be mumfords but who the f knows all i can hear are the stupid banjos and some quasi-xtian sounding heavily harmonized male singing about waiting
i can try to have sympathy for people who like this song, but i seriously hope i never have to listen to it again

no fomo (La Lechera), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 15:41 (six years ago) link

I think that's Mumford. I just found out the other day that his parents are the founders/leaders of this: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vineyard_Churches_UK_and_Ireland which makes perfect sense.

I tweeted too much and I am in jail. (crüt), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 15:44 (six years ago) link

whatever happened to wildin' out and being violent?

I tweeted too much and I am in jail. (crüt), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 15:47 (six years ago) link

That will come with their midlife crises.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 15:48 (six years ago) link

ugh i knew it
i could smell it through the radio
this is the guy they were following http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/John_Wimber
The pursuit of authenticity was core to Wimber's idea of church, and this was reflected in the worship as well.

no fomo (La Lechera), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 15:48 (six years ago) link

the mumford kid is 26. damn, so many more years of singing like a grizzled old salt ahead of him...

sleepingbag, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 15:50 (six years ago) link

Wimber held a complementarian view of gender roles. This view believes the Bible to teach that a husband is called to lovingly lead, protect and provide for his wife and family, and that the wife should joyfully and intelligently affirm and submit to her husbands leadership. Complementarians also believe the Bible to teach that men are to bear primary responsibility to lead the church and that therefore only men should be elders.[7]
Wimber said:
'I believe God has established a gender-based eldership of the church... I endorse the traditional (and what I consider the scriptural) view of a unique leadership role for men in marriage, family, and in the church... this [view] ultimately reflects the hierarchy of the Trinity.'[8]
'I personally do not favor ordaining women as elders in the local church...I encourage our women to participate in any ministry, except church governance.' [8]
Sam Storms comments: 'Others would point out that in spite of his complementarian convictions, Wimber permitted at least two notable exceptions: both Jackie Pullinger (Hong Kong) and Ann Watson (England) served as the senior leaders of their respective congregations (although I should mention that Watson viewed her role as exceptional, given the premature death of her husband, and not a position to which women in ordinary circumstances should aspire).'[8]

i will wait...to have sex with you until you are my wife and i can allow you to serve me joyfully and intelligently and affirm my leadership

no fomo (La Lechera), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 15:58 (six years ago) link

Imagine having Mumford dude as your reverend.

"And now a song to illustrate my point."

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 16:03 (six years ago) link

im mumford btw

s. cloverlandthug (The Reverend), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 16:08 (six years ago) link

So you're the guy.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 16:09 (six years ago) link

You and your heartfelt singalongs, your armwavers.

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 16:09 (six years ago) link

http://www.trbimg.com/img-520560a3/turbine/ct-ae-0811-jobs-kutcher-interview-20130809-001/600/600x400

About that brown hat: Kutcher had a story.

“I was outside of London when the bombing happened in Boston,” he said. “I happened to be wearing a Boston hat at the time. Just coincidentally. I'm not really a Boston fan. I just had a Boston hat, and I was wearing the Boston hat, and this kid asked me to trade the Boston hat for his hat.”

“You're kidding me,” said Gad, 32.

“And I was like, ‘I think you need the Boston hat,' and I gave him the Boston hat, and he gave me this hat.”

“It's a good hat,” Stern said. “Also, you have the face that could pull off any hat.”

“I feel like Mumford & Sons,” Kutcher said. “I feel like one of the Lumineers.”

Josh in Chicago, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 16:41 (six years ago) link

lol

tylerw, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 16:42 (six years ago) link

who the fuck asks anyone to trade hats unless they're drunk

i don't understand

set the controls for the heart of the sun (VegemiteGrrl), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 17:00 (six years ago) link

once you trade hats you are hat bros 4 ever.

tylerw, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 17:02 (six years ago) link

Now if they traded neck beards...

Ned Raggett, Tuesday, 20 August 2013 17:06 (six years ago) link

Of Monsters & Men "Little Talks" is on regular rotation every day outside my office building and it makes me want to beat these men monstrously

Coming Out Of Elton John's Mouth (crüt), Tuesday, 20 August 2013 20:50 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

this seems to be the only thread to mention lumerians but i have some bad news
i think they might belong here

not that they sound anything like the lumineers, but i saw them last night and it took 100 years for them to get their sequined suits on and decorate the stage
and then i was expecting some far out music but it was pretty blah imo
disappointed

groundless round (La Lechera), Sunday, 15 March 2015 15:55 (four years ago) link

funny that this thread was bumped. i've never heard the Lumineers but i happened to catch one of their backup players (Stelth Ulvang) with his own band in a little coffee shop last night and he was great.

lil urbane (Jordan), Sunday, 15 March 2015 16:32 (four years ago) link

two years pass...

i saw U2 last night at the Rose Bowl, they played The Joshua Tree. It was good! However The Lumineers opened for them. my impression of them is they seem like very nice folks who have exactly one song played at the same tempo with the same obnoxiously loud bass drum which exists exclusively to inspire handclaps, and they don't wear trilbys but some other kind of hat for strummers and foot stompers. their banjo player was pacing back and forth in suspenders and he was barefoot.

the other opening acts for U2 on this tour are Mumford and Sons and OneRepublic.

Black Eyed Peas in 2009 at the same venue was a better opening act.

nomar, Sunday, 21 May 2017 23:16 (two years ago) link

also people were getting extremely turnt to them.

nomar, Sunday, 21 May 2017 23:16 (two years ago) link

A-YO AYO HEY AYO AYO HEY AYO AY-O

^ chorus of all the songs, what do i win?

illegal economic migration (Tracer Hand), Monday, 22 May 2017 08:03 (two years ago) link


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