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British folkies Mumford And Sons have announced the followup album to their world-conquering debut, 2009’s Sigh No More. The new album, Babel, will be released on September 25 via Glassnote. The group will also be touring the US ahead of the album’s release, as well as Australia later this year. The band has released the follwing statement about the upcoming record:

“We are more than excited to release Babel into the world. We had started writing new songs well before we got into the studio to record. At first, we peeled ourselves off the road quite reluctantly. We love playing live, obviously, but it had also become an important part of our creative process, we had been writing and rehearsing in soundchecks, and sort of ‘road-testing’ new songs on our very gracious audiences. But then we fell in love with recording again. The album started to come together, and with the help of Markus Dravs once more (and engineer Robin Baynton), we started to relish the challenge of making this album. As a band, we’ve never been closer or more collaborative, all working to our strengths. And so we feel that this record is a natural progression that we’re proud of, and we cannot wait to take it out on the road.”

While their debut record was written very quickly, Babel took over a year to write and record, due to a very busy tour schedule. As reported by Rolling Stone, the album has a similar sound to their debut, yet with heavier emotions and a touch of darkness. That’s the charming and quaint album cover pictured above.
Watch the video for the band’s song “The Cave,” and check out Babel’s tracklist, along with the group’s American tour date, below.

Babel Tracklisting:
1. Babel
2. Whispers In The Dark
3. I Will Wait
4. Holland Road
5. Ghosts That We Knew
6. Lover Of The Light
7. Lovers’ Eyes
8. Reminder
9. Hopeless Wanderer
10. Broken Crown
11. Below My Feet
12. Not With Haste
Tour Dates for Mumford & Sons
08/01 – Hoboken, NJ – Pier A
08/04 – Portland, ME – The Eastern Promenade *
08/06 – Providence, RI – Providence Performing Arts Center
08/07 – Canandaigua, NY – Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center
08/09 – Portsmouth, VA – nTelos Wireless Pavilion
08/11 – Bristol, VA/TN – Off State Street in Downtown Bristol #
08/13 – Louisville, KY – Louisville Waterfront Park
08/14 – Columbus, OH – The LC Pavilion
08/18 – Dixon, IL – Page Park ^
08/20 – Lincoln, NE – Pinewood Bowl Theatre
08/21 – Laramie, WY – Gryphon Theatre
08/22 – Magna, UT – The Saltair
08/25 – Monterey, CA – Monterey County Fairgrounds +
08/28 – Morrison, CO – Red Rocks Ampitheatre
09/01 – Snowmass Village, CO – Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival
* Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover with St. Vincent, Dawes, the Maccabees, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Haim
# Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover with Dawes, JEFF The Brotherhood, the Very Best, Justin Townes Earle, Apache Relay, Simone Felice, Haim
^ Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover with Gogol Bordello, Dawes, Abigail Washburn, the Very Best, Apache Relay, Haim
+ Gentlemen Of The Road Stopover with Gogol Bordello, the Very Best, Grouplove, Two Gallants, Apache Relay, Haim