Wednesday, June 22, 2011

England: Mumford Covers The National

And this is what we call a "find." Mumford and Sons recently played VH1's Unplugged and performed a cover of The National's melancholic ballad "England," off of last year's High Violet. Mumford frontman Marcus Mumford said that The National is one of the group's much-loved bands, so deciding to cover "England" was a fairly obvious choice.

Mumford and Sons certainly gives The National a run for their money. Their version is every bit as rugged and beautiful as anything off Sigh No More. The new sound suits the song wonderfully. Definitely check it out. If this were available for purchase somewhere, I'd gladly pay to have a copy. (Via Pretty Much Amazing)


aaron.dethrage said...

Levi found this and sent it my way several days back, but I still had to re-watch it when you posted it. Absolutely brilliant, isn't it? I wish things like this happened all the time.

Erin C. said...

Agreed. It was better than I could have imagined. Wow.

aaron.dethrage said...

For what it's worth and because I know what it's like to blog to an unknown or potentially nonexistent audience, let me tell you that I read every one of these posts when I get an email about them and enjoy each one. I'm sorry you don't get more comment traffic for all the work you do providing these blips for all of us, but do know that there are those of us that thoroughly enjoy and rely on it all to stay somewhat up-to-date.

Also, I'm Doctor Who-ing it up right now and missing you and that roommate of yours. That Ben kid too. #lifeinshambles