Thursday, February 16, 2012

The Lumineers: "Ho Hey"

Denver is one of those cities that seems to have a lot of cultural similarities to places like Portland, SF, Austin, etc... so it always surprises me that the number of bands you hear about coming out of Denver seems to be a small fraction of that of its sister cities.

When a Denver band does break out, however, it's usually a pretty good one. This is the first I've heard of The Lumineers but I must have spun "Ho Hey" (not to be confused with "Hey Ho") at least eight times in a row already. This is the kind of upbeat, anthemic mood lifter that so much of top 40 pop strives for but fails miserably at. It's maybe the best of its kind since Edward Sharpe's "Home", which is great but - let's face it - completely exhausted at this stage of the game.

The Lumineers is out April 3 on Dualtone.

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