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Congratulations to Mumford & Sons, whose album Babel has been nominated for Top Rock Album at the 2014 Billboard Music Awards!

Other nominees in the category are:

  • Lana Del Rey: Born To Die
  • Fall Out Boy: Save Rock And Roll
  • Imagine Dragons: Night Visions
  • Lorde: Pure Heroine

Congratulations to all the nominees (see the full list here). Be sure to watch the 2014 Billboard Music Awards live from the MGM Grand in Las Vegas on Sunday, May 18th at 8/7c on ABC!

"I’m On Fire" (orig. Bruce Springsteen)  |  Mumford & Sons

Click to download this track, recorded live during the MusiCares Person of the Year Honoring Bruce Springsteen at the Los Angeles Convention Center on February 8, 2013.

Click here to watch a video of this performance and click here to see photos from the event.

Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim James Record ‘Lost’ Dylan Lyrics
 
The project, ‘Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes,’ will come out in the fall
From RollingStone.com:March 25, 2014Words: Kory GrowPhoto: Courtesy of Showtime
Producer T Bone Burnett has found a way to extend the legacy of Bob Dylan's legendary “basement tapes,” recordings he made with members of the Band in the late Sixties in upstate New York that were heavily bootlegged until their official release in 1975.
With Dylan’s permission, he has enlisted the likes of Elvis Costello, Mumford and Sons' Marcus Mumford and My Morning Jacket's Jim James to write and record their own songs using lyrics Dylan penned during his basement sojourn for a release titled Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, according to the Los Angeles Times. The release is due out this fall.
"These are not B-level Dylan lyrics," Burnett told the Times. “They’re lyrics he just never got around to finishing.”
The original Basement Tapes sessions yielded at least 30 songs – 24 of which were issued as The Basement Tapes in the Seventies – that Dylan worked on with the Band in the foundation of a pink West Saugerties, New York house, affectionately called “Big Pink,” which also served as the springboard for the Band’s debut, Music From Big Pink. In addition to the music that made it out, Dylan wrote many lyrics during that time that were never recorded.
The Burnett-helmed sessions will produce an estimated 50 or so “new” Dylan songs. The rock and folk icon’s only involvement in the release has been allowing his lyrics to be used and giving the project his blessing. Each artist, which also includes Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens, has written their own music for the lyrics. They have recorded multiple versions of the same songs and each has worked with one another to record the music needed.
Song titles for the new project include “Florida Key,” “Card Shark,” “Hi-De-Ho” and “Lost on the River,” tough Burnett and his group have not yet decided how many songs will come out on the release.
The making of the new album will serve as the basis for a Showtime documentary dubbed Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, by filmmaker Sam Jones. It is scheduled to premiere in the fall.
But that cinematic touch is not the only departing point from Dylan’s original sessions. “This is the exact opposite of The Basement Tapes,” Costello told the Times in Capitol Records Studio A. “We’re in the best recording studio in the world, and we’re not in a basement.”_____Read this article at RollingStone.com.
Elvis Costello, Marcus Mumford, Jim James Record ‘Lost’ Dylan Lyrics
 

The project, ‘Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes,’ will come out in the fall

From RollingStone.com:
March 25, 2014
Words: Kory Grow
Photo: Courtesy of Showtime

Producer T Bone Burnett has found a way to extend the legacy of Bob Dylan's legendary “basement tapes,” recordings he made with members of the Band in the late Sixties in upstate New York that were heavily bootlegged until their official release in 1975.

With Dylan’s permission, he has enlisted the likes of Elvis CostelloMumford and Sons' Marcus Mumford and My Morning Jacket's Jim James to write and record their own songs using lyrics Dylan penned during his basement sojourn for a release titled Lost on the River: The New Basement Tapes, according to the Los Angeles Times. The release is due out this fall.

"These are not B-level Dylan lyrics," Burnett told the Times. “They’re lyrics he just never got around to finishing.”

The original Basement Tapes sessions yielded at least 30 songs – 24 of which were issued as The Basement Tapes in the Seventies – that Dylan worked on with the Band in the foundation of a pink West Saugerties, New York house, affectionately called “Big Pink,” which also served as the springboard for the Band’s debut, Music From Big Pink. In addition to the music that made it out, Dylan wrote many lyrics during that time that were never recorded.

The Burnett-helmed sessions will produce an estimated 50 or so “new” Dylan songs. The rock and folk icon’s only involvement in the release has been allowing his lyrics to be used and giving the project his blessing. Each artist, which also includes Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith and Carolina Chocolate Drops’ Rhiannon Giddens, has written their own music for the lyrics. They have recorded multiple versions of the same songs and each has worked with one another to record the music needed.

Song titles for the new project include “Florida Key,” “Card Shark,” “Hi-De-Ho” and “Lost on the River,” tough Burnett and his group have not yet decided how many songs will come out on the release.

The making of the new album will serve as the basis for a Showtime documentary dubbed Lost Songs: The Basement Tapes Continued, by filmmaker Sam Jones. It is scheduled to premiere in the fall.

But that cinematic touch is not the only departing point from Dylan’s original sessions. “This is the exact opposite of The Basement Tapes,” Costello told the Times in Capitol Records Studio A. “We’re in the best recording studio in the world, and we’re not in a basement.”
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Read this article at RollingStone.com.

This Live From The Artists Den Performance Will Make You Obsessed With Mumford & Sons ]

From VH1.com:
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
By  (@fdot415)

We  fell for Mumford & Sons back in 2010 when they were West London folk scene-ers making a play for the U.S. we thought You Oughta Know. Sophomore LP Babel soon followed, giving them Grammy wins. So we flipped out when after three years of avid fandemonium, health scares and brilliant Unplugged performances, Mumford announced their “indefinite” [break].

But we have the cure for your sads that Mumford won’t appear on this years festival lineups. Palladia is airing their full Live From The Artists Den concert tonight at 9/8C. We’ve got a sneak of the washboard playing quartet rocking their hit “I Will Wait” to the Belasco Theater crowd in downtown Los Angeles.  But before you press play, here are five things to watch for in the clip that will either make you an instant fan or further your obsession before the full show airs.

1. Marcus Mumford’s Lip Fuzz

2. Winston Marshall’s “I’m So Into It” Banjo Body Roll

3. This Really Intense Stare

4. Enthusiastic Impromptu Tambourine Pantomiming

5. Ted Dwane Walks, Plays String Bass, Sings And (Probably) Chews Gum At The Same Time

Missed the Palladia debut of Mumford’s Live From The Artists Den? Check out the full show [here] and check your local listings for future air dates on Palladia.

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