Friday, April 22, 2011
Happy Easter: Mumford & Sons Roll Away Your Stone
Today Rock Turtleneck celebrates Easter Sunday with Mumford & Sons' "Roll Away Your Stone."
It seems appropriate not only because the title of the tune refers to Jesus Christ coming back from the dead but because, with their timeless songs and fiery intensity, Mumford & Sons is quickly gaining a deity-like status in the music world.
To paraphrase the esteemed theologian Jeff Spicoli, "What these Mumford dudes are saying is 'Hey! We need to rise up from our waking slumbers and roll away our own stones — pronto — or we'll just be bogus, too - yay?.'"
Mumford & Sons' breakout record Sigh No More is already a classic, one of the best LPs by anyone in recent years. Their songs are rooted in chords and harmonies that are tied to this mighty earth and will remain long after we have all returned to the soil.
Since the stone in question is presumably in a cave, let's go out with the English lads' video for "The Cave," the tune the boys performed so memorably on the Grammy Awards this year. Is it just me or is the video a not-so-subtle nod to the Beatles films Help! and Yellow Submarine?
Buy Sigh No More on iTunes here