Today’s Indie: Ho Hey / The Lumineers
‘and love we need it now / let’s hope for some / ’cause oh we’re bleeding out’
My friend Kristen put this on the speakers during our six hour drive back from the Lost Coast yesterday afternoon, and amidst dozens upon dozens of songs and a hazy head and heavy eyelids from three days of trekking and camping, it still snapped my attention into an instant ‘wait, who are these guys?’ moment within the first taste of the chorus. The answer is Colorado based trio, The Lumineers, who released their self titled debut early this April. I have been listening to their stuff all day, and they remind of some combination of newer Edward Sharpe meets the folkier side of The Head and the Heart meets Wild Child meets the Avett Brothers. Not a bad ensemble to be compared to.
The Lumineers have self-defined their music as “front porch folk” and I couldn’t put it better… there is something so simple, earnest and accessible in this sound, capable of pulling fiercely on the heartstrings. #indie / tory