December 5, 2010

i don’t know where i belong

Ho Hey (live house show version) – Lumineers

Last weekend a quiet snow was blanketing Denver (turning the streets icy slick) but I slowly made my way across town to a Sunday night house show with local shining stars The Lumineers. These four musicians opened for The Head and The Heart when they were in Colorado last month (both the sold-out show in Denver as well as the Fuel/Friends house show) and thoroughly wowed me.

I got their raw, acoustic EP and have been listening to it every day on my walk to work — think of Adam Haworth Stephens’ music (Two Gallants), and the first Avett Brothers records. The hint of a warble in Wes’ voice on songs like “Submarines” (below) also reminds me some of Ryan Gosling with his ace Dead Man’s Bones tunes.

The video up there captures one of my favorite new songs from the house show, and I am thrilled Isaac Ravishankara recorded it, as he apparently was standing right behind my perch on the wooden floor. After this song and all the clapping and stomping, we headed into the dark dining room and sang along to “Darlene” in the pitch blackness. Man, I am really getting spoiled with (and addicted to) all these house shows.

LumineersSubmarines – The Lumineers
[from the Lumineers EP]

The Lumineers headed out earlier this week for shows criss-crossing the West. If you live in one of these gorgeous cities, please head out to see them and tell ‘em I sent you. They put on an absolutely terrific, genuinely joyous stompalong show, and plus they teach you valuable lessons through their music about how (for example) classy girls don’t kiss in bars.

They make me smile, and their music deserves to be heard widely. Go!

MON 12/6 – Hotel Cafe – Los Angeles, CA
TUES 12/7 – Amnesia – San Francisco, CA
THUR 12/9 – The Baltic – Richmond, CA
SAT 12/11 – Shook Twins House Show, Portland, OR
SUN 12/12 – Farmhouse, Portland, OR
MON 12/13 – Mississippi Studios, Portland, OR
TUES 12/14 – Filling Station, Bozeman, MT
(with Langhorne Slim)
WED 12/15 – Top Hat, Missoula, MT
FRI 12/17 – Jackson’s Hole Bar & Grill, Jackson, WY
SAT 12/18 – ‘Matt Donovan=Legend of Jackson’ Party, Jackson, WY

The Lumineers also have a residency at the formidable Living Room in NYC for all Tuesday nights during the month of March.

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  • Thanks for sharing this great tune! I’ve found so many great bands through your blog- keep them coming :)

    Sara — December 7, 2010 @ 2:17 pm

  • tell me more about these amazing house concerts you’re going to — and how to be savvy to them for those in boulder!??

    ali — December 8, 2010 @ 10:40 am

  • well, ali, the first two recently were mine (with Drew Grow & The Pastors’ Wives and Kelli Schaefer, then with The Head and The Heart), just set up from my own desire to give it a shot! the third (lumineers) was set up by a girl named abby in denver who i know is interested in setting up more of these, so i can put you in touch with her if you would like to be kept in the loop. and the one tonight is by BackForty Presents, who does a lot of rad rad house shows in both denver and boulder. they organized the one with joe pug:

    look them up on facebook and come join us!

    browneheather — December 8, 2010 @ 10:56 am

  • I am going to have to start moonlighting soon. EVERY time you post new music, I end up buying it. I suppose that means that I have good taste and lack self-control.

    Anne V. — December 8, 2010 @ 5:17 pm

  • yes! :)

    browneheather — December 8, 2010 @ 11:27 pm

  • I’ve been watching/listening to this video on repeat for hours. Awesome song! Thanks Heather

    Nate — December 9, 2010 @ 7:32 am

  • As it always seems, Heather, these are perfect songs at the perfect time. Thanks so much. That video/song is just absolutely great.

    Adam — December 13, 2010 @ 7:02 am

  • Great Music being shared up in here!!!
    Keep em coming and how about some “heads up” on these house party’s!!

    Chris W — December 17, 2010 @ 8:43 pm

  • mp3 of “Ho Hey” now posted above!

    browneheather — December 18, 2010 @ 1:41 pm

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Bio Pic Name: Heather Browne
Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
—Nick Hornby, Songbook
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—Hunter S. Thompson

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