While January may be the technical start of each new year, those of us who can’t shake thinking of life in terms of school reserve September as the real start of the year, even if we’ve left behind textbooks and classes years ago. As the hot summer months turn colder with the arrival of autumn, September is when the expectation of change hangs in the air (or here in Southern California, we have to be satisfied with blistering heat turning to a medium heat as we enter fall). So if we think of September as a fresh start, music lovers have a lot to look forward to because autumn is set to bring an array of exciting new releases. Here is a rundown of albums, in no particular order, that you can look forward to:
Mumford & Sons have just announced the details of their forthcoming second album, Babel. The album will be released through Glassnote Records and made available in the US on September 25th, 2012.
Concert Review: Railroad Revival Tour Starring Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros And Old Crow Medicine Show
By Myles Crawley
Photos by Alana Crawley
A few weeks ago we published an article on the announcement of the Railroad Revival Tour, starring Mumford & Sons, Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show. The basic premise of this tour consists of three bands traveling on a train of 15 vintage rail cars, customized for rock star comfort, that include the ability for the bands to eat, sleep, play and record together while traveling down some of America’s finest rail routes. In fact, during Mumford & Sons set, Marcus Mumford told the audience that all three bands had been up until the wee hours of the morning, jamming, singing and writing. Sounds like a lot of fun to me!