eurograss: Mumford & Sons to invade US with Sigh No More

Today I checked out the Telluride lineup. It’s mostly filled with the usual suspects (not that I don’t want that), but one of the most unfamiliar names is likely to gain a significant American following in 2010.

Mumford & Sons, a group of four twenty-somethings out of West London that’s gaining mainstream attention in the UK, will release its album in the US on January 19. Sigh No More is sure to be a favorite in the States with its Coldplay-like crescendos and Fleet-Foxes-like choruses, but with folk instruments and solos. The first single from the album, “Little Lion Man,” is already available on iTunes in the US, as are a few live tracks from an iTunes UK Live Session. All are worth a buy. Unless you have a UK billing address, you’ll have to wait until the 19th to download the full Sigh No More. BUT, there’s always YouTube…

Here are three great tracks from Sigh, that will give you a good taste. You can hear more album samples on the Mumford & Sons Web site. The band will also be on NPR’s World Café on the 19th.

Mumford & Sons Web site