favourite part of gotr v omfg
the hug, omg. <3
Mumford & Sons, “Lover of the Light” Official Music Video
Sim, nós iremos cobrar, Gabriel Simas e Leo Ganem. Ah, se vamos…
by Keith Caulfield, L.A.
October 02, 2012 9:00 EDT
It’s official: Mumford & Sons’ “Babel” has earned the biggest debut of any album this year in the U.S.
The group’s second album sold 600,000 in its first week — according to Nielsen SoundScan — and becomes the rock quartet’s first No. 1 on the Billboard 200 albums chart. It’s also the first No. 1 for its record label, Glassnote Records.
Here are some of the amazing statistics on “Babel’s” first week:
Largest Debut Sales Week of 2012: With 600,000 sold, “Babel” easily trumps the first-week racked by Justin Bieber’s “Believe” (374,000), which had owned the largest debut of the year until now. “Believe” falls to second place in terms of the 2012’s biggest starts, followed by Madonna’s “MDNA” (359,000) and P!nk’s “The Truth About Love” (280,000).
Biggest Sales Week for a Rock Album Since 2008: The album notches the best week for a rock set since AC/DC’s “Black Ice” bowed at No. 1 with 784,000 on the Nov. 8, 2008 chart.
Mumford & Sons has scored four top 10 singles on the Alternative airplay chart and its current single, “I Will Wait,” reaches No. 1 on the Rock Songs airplay tally this week. The group’s debut album, “Sigh No More,” spent six weeks atop the Rock Albums chart and has been a near-constant presence on the tally since it was released in February of 2010.
Biggest Sales Week for RED Distribution: ”Babel’s” bow garners RED Distribution its largest sales week ever. It surpasses the 394,000 that was racked by Bone Thugs-N-Harmony’s “The Art of War” (Ruthless/Relativity) in its No. 1 debut on the chart dated Aug. 16, 1997. (“Babel” was released on Gentlemen of the Road/Glassnote Records and distributed by RED Distribution — Sony’s indie distribution arm.)
“Babel” is RED’s first No. 1 since Radiohead’s “In Rainbows” (TBD/ATO) jumped to the top of the list (flying from No. 156 to No. 1) on the Jan. 12, 2008 chart…
Second Largest Sales Week of 2012 (Overall): ”Babel’s” big debut is the overall second-largest this year, in terms of copies sold in a single week, second only to Adele’s “21.”
Second Largest Sales Week for an Independently Distributed Album in SoundScan History: Only one other indie-distributed set in SoundScan history (1991-present) has sold more in a week: Eagles’ Walmart-exclusive “Long Road Out of Eden.” It bowed with 711,000 at No. 1 on the Nov. 17, 2007 chart.
Second Largest Digital Sales Week for an Album: With 420,000 downloads sold, “Babel” scores the second-biggest frame for a digital album in history. Only Lady Gaga’s “Born This Way,” which moved 662,000 downloads in its first week in 2011, sold more digital copies in a week. (A chunk of Gaga’s figure was driven by Amazon MP3’s sale pricing of the set at 99-cents for two days during release week.) In third place on the all-time biggest download weeks is Lil Wayne’s “Tha Carter IV,” which sold 362,000 digital copies its first week last year.
Sixth-Straight Year an Indie Album Has Hit No. 1: Since 2007, there has been at least one independently-distributed album that has ruled at No. 1. “Babel” is the first such indie set this year, and follows Cake’s “Showroom of Compassion” and Mac Miller’s “Blue Slide Park” in 2011. In 2010, three indie sets topped the list, while there was one each in 2009, 2008 and 2007.
Amidst all of the excitement over “Babel’s” debut, Mumford & Sons’ first album, “Sigh No More,” continues to rack up big sales. The set has been on the Billboard 200 since it debuted on the March 6, 2010 chart, and it hasn’t left the top 75 since July of 2010. So far, “Sigh No More,” which peaked at No. 2 on the chart, has sold 2.5 million in the U.S.
Congratulations, Mumford & Sons!
Shaking & crying! So freaking proud!!!
i feel like this gif is an accurate representation of most mumford and sons songs
I’m pretty sure this thing is becoming a Mumford & Sons fan blog. But I really don’t give a fuck.
Did you miss Mumford & Sons: A Salute to Steinbeck in Monterey on August 24, 2012? Here’s the event discussion with Marcus Mumford, Ted Dwane, Dr. James Mumford, and John Steinbeck scholar Susan Shillinglaw.
Click here to see all videos from the event.
i really wanna thank the person who recorded this. i wish i was there so badly :(
Mumford & Sons perform “Timshel” as the encore at Mumford & Sons in Monterey: A Salute to Steinbeck on August 24, 2012.
CHORANDO, apenas. <3
7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
@ GOLDEN STATE THEATER, 417 ALVARADO STREET, MONTEREY, CA
“Hosted by the National Steinbeck Center, this multi-media tribute to Steinbeck will feature live drama, music, discussion led by America’s foremost Steinbeck scholar, and a unique opportunity to hear Mumford & Sons on the influence of the American writer on their work”
The Grammy Award nominated band Mumford & Sons will be coming to Monterey County as part of their national Gentlemen of the Road Tour.
Deeply inspired by John Steinbeck, Mumford & Sons will be hosting a program with the National Steinbeck Center, which will include music, drama and discussion.
The program will explore how John Steinbeck’s work continues to be relevant and inspiring to artists from around the world.
Featuring Steinbeck Scholar Susan Shillinglaw, the event will highlight Mumford & Sons and their powerful connection and inspiration by Salinas’ Native Son.
Some tickets available at the National Steinbeck Center bookstore starting Friday, August 17, 2012 - Call (831) 775-4721.
Tickets available at: www.gentlemenoftheroad.com
OMG I NEED THIS IN MY LIFE, RIGHT NOW! Why do i have to live in this stupid country anyways? :((((
“The Boxer” | Jerry Douglas (feat. Mumford & Sons and Paul Simon) | Traveler
Jerry Douglas’ new album Traveler is now available!
THIS IS SO FUCKING BEAUTIFUL OH MY GOD!!!!!!!!!!!
From the Mumford & Sons Official Website:
“We are more than excited to release Babel into the world. We had started writing new songs well before we got into the studio to record. At first, we peeled ourselves off the road quite reluctantly. We love playing live, obviously, but it had also become an important part of our creative process, we had been writing and rehearsing in soundchecks, and sort of ‘road-testing’ new songs on our very gracious audiences. But then we fell in love with recording again. The album started to come together, and with the help of Markus Dravs once more (and engineer Robin Baynton), we started to relish the challenge of making this album. As a band, we’ve never been closer or more collaborative, all working to our strengths. And so we feel that this record is a natural progression that we’re proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road.”
Babel, the follow up to Mumford & Sons 2009 debut album Sigh No More, will be released on 24th September. The album is produced by Markus Dravs.
- Whispers In The Dark
- I Will Wait
- Holland Road
- Ghosts That We Knew
- Lover Of The Light
- Lovers’ Eyes
- Hopeless Wanderer
- Broken Crown
- Below My Feet
- Not With Haste
International release dates
- 21st September - Germany, Belgium, The Netherlands, Luxembourg, Ireland, Australia, New Zealand
- 24th September - UK, Scandinavia, Spain, Italy, Eastern Europe, South America
- 25th September - USA
- TBC - Japan
Marcus Mumford onstage at the Peace & Love Festival on June 28, 2012 in Sweden.
Here is an exclusive clip from tour documentary Big Easy Express of Mumford & Sons performing “Awake My Soul” with members of Old Crow Medicine Show and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros.
Big Easy Express will be released on iTunes on Tuesday, June 26th, and Blu-ray/DVD July 24th.
Já posso morrer?
Mumford & Sons perform “Sister” at The Apex in Bury St Edmunds on 4th June 2012. The band made a surprise appearance outside The Apex to play to the crowd who had gathered to watch the concert on a large screen.
"Don’t test the ones you love, it’ll only tear us down. If you want to feel alive, then learn to love your ground".
i fucking love this band.