Gross Domestic Product Song of the Day-ish – Mumford’s – “Father In The Sky”

Gross Domestic Product is just around the corner, and I thought to help promote it a little, I would feature a song from one of the bands each day-ish. I probably won’t do it everyday, thus the -ish. For more info on GDP visit the Facebook Event Page or Des Moines Music Coalition’s website

Want to know how awesome Iowa is? Mumford’s is one of my favorite live bands possibly ever. The passion and energy they posses is completely unique to almost anyone else. Watch that video, there is like four people in what appears to be a tiny attic. Yet somehow, they didn’t turn it off. They still performed like they were slaying a room of 10,000.

I also really like this song. From the album Triple Trinities, which I had pretty high on my list of albums of the year in 2011 (that’s here in case you missed it. I would make a couple of changes to it at this point, but eh, it’s close enough). But live, it brings a whole new level of excitement. Its a gret shouty singalong and one of the most crowd pleasing three minutes or so you’ll ever see.

What I also like about it is how punk rock the song feels. But it isn’t ska despite the dueling trumpets. They wrote a seemingly punk song, sang it in a bit of a punk style, added horns. And yet somehow it doesn’t devolve into ska. Its kind of awesome from a pure music standpoint. The guitar stays in what I assume is more of a deeper tone and the notes on the trumpet stay away from the reggae infusion, which is a nice surprise.

So back to Iowa. Mumford’s is awesome. Yet, somehow, they aren’t even my favorite live band at this year’s Gross Domestic Product. To probably quote Mumford’s lead singer Nate Logsdon, Iowa is pretty rad.



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