The Lumineers – The Lumineers

January 01, 1970

 (Dualtone)

 

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The Lumineers’
self titled debut revels in Americana-Folk in its sincerest form. The Colorado
trio – by way of New York City – sought to start anew and away from the
metropolis; as guitarist/vocalist Wesley Schultz sings in “Dead Sea,” “New York
it lied to me I needed the truth.” The migration west resulted in a great start
for this young band reveling in old time sounds.

 

With Jeremiah
Fraites on drums and Neyla Pekarek on strings and piano to round out the trio, The Lumineers proves to be a promising,
organic record with several catchy songs. Schultz’ poignant lyrics illustrate an
array of stories in profound simplicity. Whether crooning about the imperviousness
of love in “Ho Hey,” a paranoia or ‘cried wolf’ conundrum (based upon your
interpretation) in “Submarines,” or harkening to the days of JFK in “Big
Parade” The Lumineers will snare listeners with flowing melodies and music. Lumineers is an album that successfully
weaves a homespun, roots-folk feel with poetic prowess.

 

DOWNLOAD: “Ho Hey,” “Dead Sea”
APRIL S. ENGRAM

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