Entries tagged with: Laura Marling
photos by PSquared Photography
"Still reeling from @lauramarlinghq beautiful show last night. My favorite LM show so far." - Hannah Read
"Roulette- Great little venue w/ gorgeous sound for @lauramarlinghq" - @damianoC
Laura Marling @ Roulette
British folk singer Laura Marling released her very-good new album, Once I Was An Eagle, this week (stream it), and to celebrate, she played a sold-out show on the day of its release (5/28) at the intimate Brooklyn venue Roulette. Did you go to the show? If so, how was it?
Alberta Cross singer Petter Ericson Stakee opened with a solo set. More pictures of both artists and Laura's setlist below...
Laura Marling at the McKittrick Hotel in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
As mentioned, the always-impressive UK folk singer Laura Marling is releasing her fourth album, Once I Was an Eagle, on May 28. She'll be supporting the new album with a North American tour, including a show in Brooklyn on the day of the album's release (5/28) at Roulette. Tickets for that show go on sale Friday (5/3) at noon. All dates are listed below.
Laura was just on Later... with Jools Holland this past Friday (4/26) to perform the new album's single, "Master Hunter." A video of that performance and a stream of the studio version of the track are below. She also just made a short film titled When Brave Bird Saved, which you can also watch below.
UK folkie Laura Marling will return with Once I Was an Eagle on May 28. The album -- her fourth -- was made with longtime producer Ethan Johns. That's the cover art above and you can stream "Where Can I Go" and check out the LP's tracklist below.
Laura Marling at Prospect Park in June (more by Jessica Amaya)
British folk singer Laura Marling, who has already done a good amount of touring North America in the past year, will be going on yet another tour of our side of the Atlantic this fall, dubbed the "Working Holiday Tour." This one doesn't come to NYC, but she'll be nearby for a show in Woodstock, NY at Colony Cafe on October 25. Tickets for that show are on sale now.
Laura also recorded a Tiny Desk Concert for NPR over the summer, which you can watch with the list of all dates below...
photos by Jessica Amaya
Laura Marling at Prospect Park - 6/14/12
Willy opened the show with a short set at 7pm sharp followed by crowdpleaser Michael Kiwanuka, who like Laura was here visiting from the UK, and who had played a sold out show at Highline Ballroom just one night earlier. To quote NPR (who will also be streaming some of the Celebrate Brooklyn shows this year), "Michael Kiwanuka combines roots and soul with such old-school, retro-sounding verve, it's hard to believe he's still a rising star -- let alone a 24-year-old." He was backed by a full band and his set included a Jimi Hendrix cover (one of his inspirations to play guitar).
I was afraid that Laura had to follow him, but those fears were washed away seconds into her set; she need not ever fear being the headliner. Captivating the crowd for over an hour (With no encore. She doesn't do encores), the 22 year old British singer-songwriter ended her set just after 10pm with an extremely moving rendition of "I Speak Because I Can". As promised, there was very little banter, except when she introduced her band and asked them to each tell us a "fact". The band member, who in his English accent said the Celebrate Brooklyn sound booth reminded him of a "walker" from Return of the Jedi, and that him thinking about that caused him to almost miss the start of one song, won in the story department. Laura, who stayed seated all night, won in the "I can command a giant field of people by just singing into my mic and looking toward the sky" department (though the best songs were the ones she played with her full band. She did a few new songs and one cover solo on the stage that was, as she pointed out, a bit too big for that.). Amazing show.
Celebrate Brooklyn began this year in Prospect Park with a show by Jimmy Cliff and continues tonight (6/15) with "Geri Allen & Carrie Mae Weems: Slow Fade To Black With ESPERANZA SPALDING / TERRI LYNE CARRINGTON / LIZZ WRIGHT / PATRICE RUSHEN AND MORE".
More pictures and some videos from Thursday's free show, below
photos by Ryan Muir
Jimmy Cliff at Prospect Park - 6/5/12
JImmy Cliff is planning to release a full album with Rancid frontman Tim Armstrong this July called Rebirth. It follows the Sacred Fire EP that the two did together last year. Jimmy was just interviewed about that and going back to his reggae roots for Chicago Tribune:
"We were planning to look back," says Cliff, 64, by phone from a tour stop near Connecticut, "but when I arrived, it was really satisfying, and I felt, 'I have to tap into this again.'"Jimmy will return to NYC next month for Groovin in the Park.
What Armstrong and Cliff came up with, late last year, was "Sacred Fire," an EP with roots-reggae versions of The Clash's "Guns of Brixton," Rancid's "Ruby Soho," Bob Dylan's "A Hard Rain's a-Gonna Fall" and Cliff's "Ship Is Sailing." It's the first glimpse of Cliff's new direction with producer Armstrong -- they're planning a full album, "Rebirth," in mid-July. "He made me reflect and remember the values of those things that we did then. He opened that for me and allowed me to look into that again," Cliff says. "There's a tendency to move on and create something new."
Celebrate Brooklyn continues this week with a free Laura Marling show TONIGHT (6/14). That show also includes Michael Kiwanuka and Willy Mason. On Friday (6/15), it's a free show with Geri Allen, Carrie Mae Weems, Esperanza Spalding, and more. And on Saturday (6/16), its another free one with Balkan Beat Box, Chico Trujillo, and Nation Beat. Check out the full 2012 schedule here.
More pics from Jimmy Cliff's show are below...
British soul singer Michael Kiwanuka, who won the BBC 'Sound of 2012' poll (beating out Azealia Banks, Frank Ocean, A$AP Rocky, Skrillex, and others), is in the US for some shows this month (he just played Bonnaroo) including two in NYC this week. He plays Highline Ballroom tonight (6/13). That show is sold out, but you can catch him for free on Thursday (6/14) at Prospect Park opening for Laura Marling, along with Willy Mason (the Celebrate Brooklyn show starts at 7pm). He's also got a bunch of other North American festival appearances on the way including ACL, Osheaga, Outside Lands, and Lollapalooza.
Michael put out his debut LP, Home Again, this past March via Polydor. It's got a real classic soul feel -- even down to the cover art (pictured above) -- with a bit of Sly Stone-ish rock crossover, perhaps due in part to the album's production by Paul Butler of indie rockers The Bees. You can check out three videos from Home Again, along with a spotify stream of the whole thing, and a list of all dates, below.
photos by Dana (distortion) Yavin
Complimenting [Radiohead's] case for its post-major-label forays into art-rock craftsmanship was a stunning stage production that was a work of art in and of itself. With band members backlit by two towering video walls, a dozen tile-like screens shifted shape overhead and changed color with thrilling results. Wild-card set list selections included "I Might Be Wrong," "House of Cards," and "Kid A"; while live staples like "Idioteque," "Karma Police" and fevered-pitch show-closer "Paranoid Android" were among the oldies represented. [Rolling Stone]Day 2 of Bonnaroo went down in Manchester, TN on Friday (6/8) with sets from Radiohead, St. Vincent, Feist, and more. As reported on bvChicago, a song was dedicated to Jack White during Radiohead's set:
Before playing "Supercollider," Thom Yorke took a minute to dedicate the song to Jack White. He said, "This song is for Jack White. We saw him yesterday. A big thank-you to him, we're not going to tell you why but you'll find out." As many have speculated, this could mean that Radiohead have recorded/will be recording a Third Man single. We'll see.More pics of Day 1 are HERE. More of Day 2 below...
photos by David Andrako
"Did y'all peep my Lil boob out with tha pastie today at coachella ?!? That was my Lil Kim moment !" - AZEALIA BANKS
hologram Biggie w/ Black Lips / Azealia Banks / ASAP Rocky @ Coachella Saturday
"For a certain breed of diehard Coachella fan, once is just not enough. And since 2012 is the first year that the epic desert music and arts festival is being mounted twice in Indio, California, it was inevitable that some of the most obsessed would find a way to attend both three-day weekends.Coachella concludes today, Sunday, 4/22, Earth Day 2012.
"The Monday after the first one, I was kind of licking my wounds and I said, 'Hey, let's go again! I'm down. I get paid on Friday. It can happen," 28-year-old Carlos Morales, from Fullerton, California, told Rolling Stone yesterday. "Radiohead was a big part of it. They were amazing, and I really wanted to see them again."
Tickets for a single Coachella weekend are hard enough to come by; in recent years, they've typically sold out within days of going on sale, which sparked the motivation for festival organizers Goldenvoice Productions to add an identical second weekend this year. About six percent of festivalgoers who bought tickets online directly from the promoter managed to pick up tickets for both weekends, said Coachella co-founder Paul Tollett. Resales are harder to measure, but last-minute impulse buyers for the second weekend were rewarded with some tickets being sold at below face value.
Alison Swing, 21, of Long Beach, bought her second set of tickets "from a friend of a friend of a friend" and got a $100 discount from the cover price, she said with a laugh. "It was nerve-wracking spending the money," Swing admitted, "but I wanted to go back so bad. I'll deal with it after." [Rolling Stone]
You saw the pictures from Friday, a video of the Black Keys performing with John Fogerty, video from a Friday night party that Thom Yorke DJ'd, and Radiohead's setlist from Saturday. Here are the pictures from Saturday, 4/21/2012, Record Store Day, the 2nd day of the 2nd weekend of Coachella 2012.
As you can see in the above picture, The Black Lips paid tribute (if you want to call it that) to hologram Tupac (who should be making another appearance with Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg tonight) with their own hologram (actually a cut out) of Biggie Smalls. St. Vincent joined Andrew Bird on stage to help perform "Lusitania." Azealia Banks, in a different looking outfit than last week, apparently suffered a wardrobe malfunction. A$AP Rocky was joined by Master P, Romeo, No Limit and many other friends on stage in the Gobi tent, as he and Radiohead simultaneously closed out the night once again.
More pictures from all of Saturday, and a video from ASAP's guest-filled set, below...
Laura Marling at the McKittrick Hotel in 2011 (more by Chris La Putt)
Laura Marling will be coming to the US in April to support Andrew Bird on a short tour surrounding both musicians' appearances at Coachella. She'll be playing solo like she did on her last North American tour which brought her to NYC in December.
The April tour includes no east coast dates, but she'll be returning to North America in June for a full band tour which kicks off with Bonnaroo and hits NYC for a free show on June 14 for Celebrate Brooklyn at Prospect Park. It's the second free Celebrate Brooklyn show announced so far (Jimmy Cliff was the first) and third overall, including the not free Dirty Projectors show.
All dates and Laura's video for "I Was Just A Card" below...
"Superfly Presents and A.C. Entertainment are excited to announce the initial lineup for the 2012 Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival. The 11th annual four-day camping and music festival will be held on June 7 - 10 on the same beautiful 700-acre farm in Manchester, Tennessee, 60 miles south of Nashville. A full list of confirmed acts follows, and more will be announced in the coming weeks. The final Bonnaroo 2012 lineup will total over 125 bands and over 20 comedians performing on 13 stages over four days.Tickets for the event will go on sale on this Saturday, February 18, 2012 at 12 noon EST exclusively at bonnaroo.com."Radiohead, Beach Boys, Phish, Little Dragon, SBTRKT, The Antlers, Bad Brains, Laura Marling, St. Vinent, Tune-Yards, Flying Lotus, and many more are playing Bonnaroo this year. Full list below...
Kurt and Kristen (by Marianne Ways)
today in NYC
* Whiplash @ UCB
* Liam Finn @ The Rock Shop
* Creep (DJ set), New Look @ Cake Shop
* Hot Tub with Kurt and Kristen @ Littlefield
* Laura Gibson, Alexa Wilding @ Mercury Lounge
* Dry the River, White Birds, Papertwin @ Glasslands
* Koen Holtkamp, Cleared, Mind Over Mirrors @ Zebulon
* Reverend Vince Anderson & His Love Choir @ Union Pool
* Steve Earle, Allison Moorer, The Mastersons @ City Winery
* Abadabad, Slow Magic, Otem Rellick, Vensaire @ Cameo Gallery
* Bushwick Music Chamber Society, Paul Wheeler, Shahzad Ismaily @ Death By Audio
* Harper Blynn, David Meade, Tony Scherr Trio, Anton Fier, Rob Jost, Jim Campilongo/Steve Cardenas Acoustic Duo @ Living Room
Follow @BrooklynVegan on Twitter.
Also follow @bvAustin for just Austin stuff.
also follow @bvChicago for just Chicago stuff.
Be our friend on Facebook too.
Roger Waters tickets on sale at 10am.
Pete and Pete tickets on sale at noon.
Check out Laura Marling's new video below...
Radiohead @ Roseland Ballroom in 2011 (more by Bao Nguyen)
Coachella which is taking place over the course of two weekends this year (April 13-15 and 20-22) revealed their 2012 lineup. Last week, Azealia Banks was the first artist confirmed, and earlier today they confirmed The Weeknd (maybe he found a band?), and before that, Jimmy Cliff, Breakbot, and Housse De Racket. The reunited Pulp then announced itself. The full lineup also includes headliners The Black Keys, Radiohead, Dr. Dre and Snoop Dogg, not to mention, as predicted, the reunited At the Drive In and the reunited Mazzy Star (!), and Madness and Refused (!) and Jeff Mangum and many, many more that you can see below...
Patrons in masks generally wander the darkened halls of the McKittrick Hotel for the disturbing and wildly successful production of Sleep No More, but Sunday night, all artifice was stripped away for a quiet evening with Laura Marling.
A line of twinkling Christmas trees served as the backdrop of the velvet-curtained stage. And though Marling's music doesn't exactly smack of holiday cheer, there is a warm, comforting quality to her voice that rises above the bleakness of her lyrics.
Marling began her solo set with the beautiful, sparse finger-plucked melody of "Sophia," the single from her most recent album, A Creature I Don't Know. Though she didn't reach too far back into her discography for older favorites, she did throw in a Ryan Adams cover ("My Winding Wheel") early on to help introduce some variety to her short set. But it was the latter part of the show that was the highlight for me: a breathtaking new song (which she also played at her recent Webster Hall show), followed by the equally arresting "Alpha Shallows" and "Night After Night."
Not even an intermittent cough between songs compromised Marling's voice. Throughout her set, the sold-out crowd reverently stood in complete silence - so quiet that Marling commented on the incessant noise of shutter clicks.
I've lost track of how many times I've seen Laura Marling at this point. I'm well acquainted with her painfully short sets and with the nervous stage banter she tends to fall back on while tuning her guitar (which she likened to a "temperamental old man"). And yet, instead of quickly crossing her off my list as I do with many artists after I've seen them once, I keep going back. Because when Marling starts to sing, it's as if you are the only two people in the room.
I was at the second of two shows on Sunday night. We have pictures from the earlier one. More of them with the late show's setlist, below...
Laura Marling @ Webster Hall in Sept (more by David Andrako)
The always wonderful Laura Marling is coming back over to the states to play some shows in December including two at the The McKittrick Hotel in NYC on December 11th. Both are on sale now. All tour dates and a video of Laura on Carson Daly, below...
Thirty minutes before the opening act, Webster Hall was already getting crowded - good news for Alessi's Ark, the opening act. Much like Laura Marling, Alessi Laurent-Marke combines acoustic guitar-based folk songs with a good deal of charm, but what Marling's discography lacks - levity - Laurent-Marke makes up for. Instead of singing about ghosts, going mad, and lost hope, Laurent-Marke tends to stick to lighter topics (like kite flying) and a more delicate, gentle sound.
Many musicians lose their accents when they sing. Lauren-Marke is not one of them. Accompanying her rich voice is a relatively pronounced British accent (she hails from West London) that makes her vocals all the more alluring - especially when she shares the mic with her friend Marcus, who also accompanied her on the guitar throughout the performance.
Though the crowd was certainly attentive during the opening act, the energy in the room seemed to triple as soon as Laura Marling walked on stage. Shrieks, whistles, and high-pitched giggles replaced demure clapping and extended into the first notes of the opening song ("Rambling Man"). But the crowd became fantastically silent as soon as Marling began to sing.
Blending intimacy with power, she often begins her songs with soft finger plucked melodies before calling on her five-piece backing band to contribute thunderous instrumental interludes on banjo, mandolin, upright bass, drums, keys, cello, and guitar.
Marling performed a smattering of songs from her three albums, including older crowd favorites like "Alas I Cannot Swim" and "Ghosts," which she played back-to-back toward the beginning of the set. Midway into the evening, her bandmates took a break, leaving her alone on the stage to play stripped down versions of a handful of songs, including a brand new, as of yet, untitled song.
In typical fashion, Marling apologized for her inability to grasp the art of stage banter and proceeded to charm the crowd with her asides, random facts, and general awkwardness.
There was no encore, well not technically. "We don't consider ourselves rock 'n roll enough to do an encore," said Marling. "So we have a way of getting around it [...] so if you did want an encore, than this is the last song, and if you didn't, than this is the second to last song." The real reason they don't do encores? The crowd would never let them leave. Somehow, though no one appeared to be dancing, the floor of the venue began to shake in time to Marling's last song, "All My Rage," as if the room itself had undergone a conversion and could no longer contain its excitement. Despite Marling's disclaimer, no one budged after she walked off stage, no doubt hoping she would have a change of heart. No such luck.
Last night's show marked the last stop in Marling and Laurent-Marke's tour that also passed through Chicago.
Earlier in the day Laura awarded some fans who bought her album with a very special afternoon event that involved her playing songs for two people at a time in an extremely intimate setting.
More pictures from Webster Hall and both setlists below...
Laura Marling @ Lincoln Hall - 9/22 (more by Ben Rodig)
Laura Marling's current North American tour with Alessi's Ark brings her to NYC today (9/28) to headline a show at Webster Hall tonight (tickets are still available), BUT FIRST a mysterious free, but now sold out event at 1pm. Who got tickets to that? Where is it happening?
Heads up NYC! Be the first of five people to pick up Laura Marling's A Creature I Don't Know on LP or CD from either Other Music (NYC) or Sound Fix Records (Brooklyn) and you'll receive this extremely limited invitation with purchase. Once in your possession RSVP to the email address on the ticket and be sure to include your "SELECT CODE" and we'll be sure to send you further information regarding the location etc... While we'd love to tell you more, sadly we can't... Nonetheless, we assure you this is one hell of an opportunity! We wouldn't waste your time if we thought otherwise! Get to either store tomorrow (release date: 9/13) and get your ticket!! [Ribbon Music] (thanks Rachel)Laura Marling kicks off a US tour in California on 9/17. It hits Webster Hall on 9/28 (the same date on the above-pictured ticket).
Laura at Housing Works 2011 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Laura Marling will release her third LP A Creature I Don't Know on September 13 via Ribbon Music. The album was produced with I Speak Because I Can-producer Ethan Johns. You can pre-order the album on her website now. Also check out a teaser video, a handwritten note from Laura's facebook about the album, artwork and tracklist below.
Laura and her band will go on an international tour supporting the album which includes a NYC show on September 28 at Webster Hall. Tickets go on sale Friday (7/29) at noon. All dates and album stuff below...
Laura Marling @ Housing Works
With its hardwood floors, book-lined shelves, and high ceilings, the SoHo Housing Works proved to be the perfect setting for a quiet, intimate show last night (6/14). (And it was all for a good cause!)
Though no opener had been advertised on the store's site, Sleepy Doug Shaw (aka Highlife) kicked off the evening with a short, 30-minute set. Fresh off a plane from England, Shaw kept things low key and stuck to a single guitar. Though he asked for reverb a few times, his sound was clear. "This is the most naked I've felt in a while. I just came off a tour where I was playing the same set-up but through a myriad of echoes," he quietly revealed midway through his set.
As his moniker suggests, Shaw's gentle folk songs may have been a bit soporific at times, but the crowd listened to both his woozy guitar melodies and impressively quick finger picking riffs with a quiet reverence.
After a short break, Laura Marling began her set with a string of songs from her last album, I Speak Because I Can. As she began to play "Hope in the Air," she briefly interrupted herself with a bit of a confession. "I've written a really bad set list and put three really intense songs right next to each other. I hope you're not all really sad already," she joked, to help ease the tension.
Of course, nearly all of Marling's songs paint somber pictures. I hesitate to call her a singer-songwriter for fear that it will conjure up a generic cute-sy image for many people. But instead of committing hackneyed topics to conventional lyrics, Marling sings of ghosts, sickness, and hopeless situations with an earnestness that makes her a joy to watch despite the haunting content of her songs.
Last night, Marling offered a glimpse into her third album, which she just finished recording. I can't say the new material is any more light hearted - the first of the three songs was about slipping into madness - but the songs contain the same beauty that marks the rest of her discography. Of course, with so much of her songs veiled in metaphors and folk tales, it's unclear how autobiographical the lyrics are, but I confess I'm glad she still hasn't turned in that dark world view for puppies, rainbows, and carefree love.
With the exception of loud applause after each song, the crowd was quiet to an almost eerie extent. Not usually one for banter, even Marling seemed a bit miffed by the silence. "How are you? Are you ok?" she asked nervously toward the end of her set, as if checking the audience for a pulse. To the delight of the crowd, she concluded her all-too-short set with a couple of older songs, including one of her best, "Ghosts."
Laura Marling's new album comes out this fall on the new Domino-related label Ribbon Music (home of John Maus). Housing Works sells books and serves coffee all year long.
Laura's setlist and more pictures from the whole show, below....
Laura Marling, who never made it to Public Assembly back in January, has just announced that she will appear at Housing Works Cafe & Bookstore in NYC on June 14th. Tickets are
supposedly going on sale soon (thanks Andrew).
The rest of her dates, all in Europe, are listed below...
To quote Gothamist:
Following the Arcade Fire's win at the Grammys, it seemed like half the nation was asking: Who Is Arcade Fire? What started off as a post on BrooklynVegan, grew into its own Tumblr account, and by last night the band themselves caught wind of the meme. At the Brit Awards--while accepting one of their awards (they took home trophies for Best International Album and Best International Group)--Win Butler said, "We're called Arcade Fire--check it out on Google."Full Brit winner list (Bieber and Mumford & Sons included) and some videos below...
Laura Marling & Mumford & Sons (radio1interactive)
*CANCELLED* LM'S SLOT AT NEW YORK COMMUNIONBummer!
Seems wherever LM goes lately, something somewhere decides 'uh-uh, don't think so' and sends some kind of illness or injury or, more often than not, snow. Maybe it's a sign saying 'LM... LM... time to head to the studio'...
But anyway, New Yorkers - you have no idea how sorry we are to inform you that due to adverse weather conditions, flight cancellations and scheduling conflicts, LM has been forced to cancel her slot at Communion in Brooklyn on Sunday night (meaning no birthday in NY either ).
However Communion itself will all still be going ahead so do not to be dissuaded by LM's non-appearance. We would strongly urge you to go a) to catch the wholly awesome line up (Royal Bands, Ambassador, Dawn Landes and more) and b) to support this lovely little club night, still in its New York infancy. If it's anything akin to its sister London version it'll be like a secret society of good times and great new music.
So go follow the snow to Brooklyn and hopefully LM will head back soon.
Have one for us - and we'll be thinking of you!
LM HQ x
As it says above, "Communion" is still in its infancy. This Sunday will be just the second party in the series. The first included a set by Alex Winston who now has another show coming up at Maxwell's on March 9th and tickets are on sale.
Meanwhile Alex is heading to Laura's homeland, England, to play some shows in February. In March she'll also be at SXSW and has a few other dates scheduled which are listed, along with two videos from Laura's set opening for Iron & Wine in LA the other night, below...
photos by Kimberly Huebner
Alex Winston @ Communion
Communion, the party co-founded by Mumford & Sons' Ben Lovett, held its first U.S. event on Jan 9th at Public Assembly in Brooklyn. The night included sets by Alex Winston, Emil & Friends, Marques Toliver, Pearl and The Beard, Bobby Long, & Simone Felice, with DJs Neon Gold, Sean Glass and The Knocks. A set of pictures from that show are in this post.
The party continues on January 30th at Public Assembly. On that date Communion will host Royal Bangs, Ambassadors, Sarah Jarosz, David Mayfield Parade, Dawn Landes,and .... Laura Marling whose only other show is opening for Iron & Wine on 1/25 at the Wiltern in LA. Advanced tickets are on sale (and note: this will probably sell out).
Of all of the participants in the 1/30 show, only one is advertising other upcoming NYC dates and that's Austin's Sarah Jarosz...
"Sarah Jarosz is a bluegrass multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter whose first CD, Song Up in Her Head, was released by Sugar Hill Records on June 16, 2009. She was nominated for a Grammy Award in the category of Best Country Instrumental Performance for the track "Mansinneedof" from that album. Sarah was born in Austin, Texas on May 23, 1991..." [Wikipedia]Sarah will play Rockwood Music Hall one night before Public Assembly, as well as on February 26th and April 16th. All of her dates, and a bunch of other Royal Bangs dates, and more pictures and some videos from the first Communion, below...
photos by David Andrako
Mumford & Sons have lots of fans (@ Terminal 5)
"It reminded me very much of what it was like being in a band starting out. They are on a great roll at the moment as you hear on the track. That's what it was like with The Kinks when we started out doing single after single. You get this weird light around you that makes you work in a certain way." - [Ray Davies on Mumford & Sons]By the looks of the photos, the light was just about normal at Terminal 5 last night, 11/16 - at Mumford & Sons's 2nd of two sold out, headlining shows at the massive venue with their tourmates Cadillac Sky and King Charles (who plays NYC again tonight and tomorrow).
After the show, all three bands headed to an invite-only afterparty at Rockwood Music Hall where they all ended up playing again (but all together as one band) to the lucky, considering how big Mumford is now, few who were in attendance. Video from the intimate aftershow is below.
In related news, there's a Mumford & Sons, Laura Marling and Dharohar Project collaborative four-song EP on the way, though not as quickly in all formats as previously planned:
"So there's been a bit of juggling on the physical release front - there's good news and not as good news (we're a cup half full kinda web dweller). The good news is - the physical version of the EP will in fact be in the form of a vinyl. The not such good news is that the vinyl will be coming in the new year as opposed to 7th December (when the digital version will be available from). We will keep you updated on the release date and retail info as soon as we hear word..."And speaking of new releases by Laura Marling (remember when Mumford & Sons opened for her at a NYC show?), Jack White's Third Man Records recently put out something special...
"20-year old English folk star Laura Marling contributes to our Blue Series of releases.Order the 7" via Third Man Records. Laura's only upcoming dates are in the UK at the moment.
For her recording Laura Marling chose two incredible songs and does them heavenly justice: Jackson C Frank's "Blues Run The Game" and Neil Young's "The Needle And The Damage Done". The exclusive 7" includes her version of "Blues Run The Game" as the A side, backed with "The Needle And The Dam"
Mumford and Sons recorded a track with Ray Davies for his new Kinks cover album (or whatever you want to call it). (hence the quote at the beginning of this post)
More pictures of all three bands from the 2nd show at Terminal 5, with some videos from that show and from the one at Rockwood Music Hall, and Mumford's T5 setlist, below...