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Mumford and Sons go electric on new album, Wilder Mind

British folk rockers also announce new tour dates, including Gentlemen of the Road Stopover shows with Foo Fighters, The Flaming Lips, and My Morning Jacket

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    Mumford and Sons have announced their new album. The follow-up to 2012’s Babel is titled Wilder Mind and due to hit shelves on May 4th via Glassnote Records.

    Details of the highly-anticipated LP — including the tracklist and cover art — were prematurely posted on iTunes earlier today, and have since been confirmed on the band’s website. The 12-track effort includes song titles like “Tompkins Square Park”, “Monster”, “Snake Eyes”, and “Hot Gates”. Below is the skyline-filled artwork.

    teaser clip posted on Facebook last week suggested that the band’s music would be taking more of an electric direction. In an interview with Rolling Stone, the band confirmed such a sonic evolution, revealing the new album will feature “U2-sized guitars, synths, spacey mellotrons, and even some drum machines.”

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    “We felt that doing the same thing, or the same instrumentation again, just wasn’t for us,” explained frontman Marcus Mumford. “We’ve got a broader taste in music than just that.” Added bassist Ted Dwane, “None of us had really any interest in doing a sort of Babel 2. It was always going to be different.” Below, watch a new teaser trailer for the album.

    Wilder Mind marks the end of Mumford and Sons’ hiatus, which they took in 2013 after extensively touring behind Babel. They’ll return to the stage for a headlining appearance at Bonnaroo and have also announced new round of Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers with Foo Fighters, The Flaming Lips, and My Morning Jacket.

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    Wilder Mind cover:

    Mumford and Sons new album 2015

    Wilder Mind Tracklist:
    01. Tompkins Square Park
    02. Believe
    03. The Wolf
    04. Wilder Mind
    05. Just Smoke
    06. Monster
    07. Snake Eyes
    08. Broad-Shouldered Beasts
    09. Cold Arms
    10. Ditmas
    11. Only Love
    12. Hot Gates
    13. Tompkins Square Park (Live) *
    14. Believe (Live) *
    15. The Wolf (Live) *
    16. Snake Eyes (Live) *

    * = deluxe version

    Mumford and Sons 2015 Tour Dates:
    06/05-06 – Seaside Heights, NJ @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover *
    06/11-14 – Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo Music Festival
    06/19-20 – Waverly, IA @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover *
    07/03 – Gdynia, PL @ Open’er Festival
    07/09-11 – Bilbao, ES @ Bilbao BBK Live
    07/10 – Lisbon, PT @ NOS Alive Festival
    07/31-08/01 – Aviemore, UK @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover *
    08/07-09 – Squamish Valley, BC @ Squamish Valley Music Festival
    08/14-15 – Walla Walla, WA @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover *
    08/21-22 – Salida, CO @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover *
    08/28-30 – Reading, UK @ Reading Festival
    08/28-30 – Leeds, UK @ Leeds Festival

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    Gentlemen of the Road Stopovers:

    Seaside Heights, New Jersey, USA
    June 5th + 6th – 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

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

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

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

    Salida, Colorado, USA
    August 21st + 22nd – 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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