Mumford and Sons Announce ‘Wilder Mind’ Advance Listens for Record Store Day
Fans won’t be able to get their hands on Mumford and Sons' upcoming third full-length, Wilder Mind, until it lands in stores on May 4; however, a select group of record stores will host advance listening parties of the album on vinyl on Record Store Day this Saturday (April 18). Participating U.S. stores include Rough Trade in New York City, Reckless in Chicago, Grimey's in Nashville, Silver Platters in Seattle, Touch Vinyl in L.A. and more. Check out a complete list on the band's website.
Mumford and Sons have already unveiled two tracks from their forthcoming LP, including lead single, “Believe,” and “The Wolf.” Wilder Mind will mark a new sound for the band since their 2012 sophomore effort, Babel -- a change frontman Marcus Mumford recently said was a long time coming.
“It’s not folk or folk-rock or anything-rock: It’s pure, ambitious, U2-scale rock and roll,” he said in an interview. “We’d been itching for a long time to do something different, and we picked the right time to do that.”
Mumford and Sons will kick off a North American tour on June 2 in Brooklyn, with dates scheduled through August. Check out a complete itinerary here.