Mumford & Sons Announce "Babel"

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Tiffany Wilhelm
Mumford & Sons have finally put a name to their upcoming sophomore album. Babel will be released September 25th, 2012 through Glassnote Records. View the teaser video here.

After the incredible success of 2009’s Sigh No More, it will be interesting to see if this next effort can live up to all of the anticipation. Producer Markus Dravs did not disappoint on Sigh No More, and for Babel he also had the help of Robin Baynton.

Baynton has background in flim and game scores, and is making a quick rise in the music scene. His talent is tremendous – just listen to the epic, driving music of Coldplay’s Mylo Xyloto or the gorgeous, ethereal harmonies of Vanessa Carlton’s Rabbits on the Run. Dravs and Baynton together should make a fantastic team. Add Mumford & Sons, and that sounds like a fantastic album. Now I just have to wait patiently until September…

Oh! They’re still on tour? They’re extending it to Australia and New Zealand? Dates for the US here, Australia/NZ here.

Listen to a live recording of one of the new tracks, Whispers In The Dark, below. Fair warning, they get REALLY into it at the end, but what’s a concert without some ruckus?