Mumford & Sons Announce New Album, 2015 Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers

After teasing a short video on their Facebook page with the caption “News coming Monday…”, Mumford & Sons have announced details on their third studio album.

Wilder Mind, which was written sporadically in London, Brooklyn and Texas, will be released on May 4 through Glassnote Records and is produced by James Ford (Arctic Monkeys, HAIM, Florence & the Machine). After moving around from the garage of The National’s Aaron Dessner to Eastcote Studios in London, where they recorded Sigh No More, the band settled down in AIR studios London and recorded twelve new tracks. From the press release, the new album is described as having a “minimalist yet panoramic feel”, whose sound Marcus Mumford describes as “a development, not a departure.” 

“Towards the end of the Babel tour, we’d always play new songs during soundchecks, and none of them featured the banjo, or a kick-drum,” said Mumford in the press release. “And demoing with Aaron meant that, when we took a break, we knew it wasn’t going to involve acoustic instruments. We didn’t say: ‘No acoustic instruments.’ But I think all of us had this desire to shake it up. The songwriting hasn’t changed drastically; it was led more by a desire to not do the same thing again. Plus, we fell back in love with drums! It’s as simple as that.”

Along with the album announcement, the band has also revealed the first string of their Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers, each being a two-night spectacle which will include bands such as Foo Fighters, Alabama Shakes and The Flaming Lips. Check out the tour dates below as well as Wilder Mind‘s album art and track-list.

Wilder Mind Track-listing:
1. Tompkins Square Park
2. Believe
3. The Wolf
4. Wilder Mind
5. Just Smoke
6. Monster
7. Snake Eyes
8. Broad-Shouldered Beasts
9. Cold Arms
10. Ditmas
11. Only Love
12. Hot Gates

Mumford & Sons Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers

06/5-6 – Seaside Heights, New Jersey, USA – Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, Alabama Shakes, The Vaccines, The Maccabees, Dawes, The Very Best, Jenny Lewis, Little May, JEFF The Brotherhood, Blake Mills + more TBA

06/19-20 – Waverly, Iowa, USA – Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, My Morning Jacket, Dawes, Jenny Lewis, The Maccabees, The Very Best, Rubblebucket, JEFF The Brotherhood, Blake Mills + more TBA

07/31-08/1 – Aviemore, Scotland, UK – Mumford & Sons, Primal Scream, Simian Mobile Disco, Ben Howard, Lianne La Havas, The Maccabees, Jack Garratt, Honeyblood + more TBA

08/14-15 – Walla Walla, Washington, USA – Mumford & Sons, Foo Fighters, The Flaming Lips, The Vaccines, Dawes, Jenny Lewis, TuneYards, James Vincent McMorrow, JEFF The Brotherhood, Blake Mills + more TBA

08/21-22 – Salida, Colorado, USA – Mumford & Sons, The Flaming Lips, Dawes, Jenny Lewis, The Vaccines, TuneYards, James Vincent McMorrow, JEFF The Brotherhood, Blake Mills + more TBA

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