In mid-November, the Lumineers cover of Talking Heads’ “This Must Be the Place (Naïve Melody)” was named the No. 1 viral song of the week on Spotify. The band also played the track live on VH1′s You Oughta Know concert last month.
The Lumineers’ version stays true to the light groove of the original to start out, but it breaks into more of a high-paced jam towards the end.
Watch the band in action below and visit their official website for more information.
Denver folk rockers the Lumineers have been making the rounds of the summer festivals based on their intimate and passionate live performances and their heartfelt 2012 self-titled album.
That journey recently took the Lumineers overseas to the U.K.’s Reading Festival. Taking the Main Stage after a smattering of rain hit the site, the band went out into the crowd at times and generally led a giant singalong.
That was evident during their take on “Hey Ho,” which had the masses singing loud.
Playing in front of a large audience from the Lake Shore Stage at Lollapalooza on Saturday night, the Lumineers made every attempt to bring fans closer to the action.
Tactics like playing toy pianos, acoustic guitars, or using a single kick drum helped keep things intimate without feeling small.
But frontman Wesley Schultz went several steps further — several steps into the crowd. In the middle of the Lumineers’ set, Schultz parted the seas and marched several yards into the mass of humanity and stood on a chair with a microphone stand to perform two bonus tracks that will come off the upcoming deluxe release of their self-titled debut album (Aug. 20).
After he strummed through “Darlene,” which actually featured percussionist Jeremiah Fraites on a xylophone solo, and “Eloise,” Schultz made his way back up to the stage seemingly unscathed.
Those were hardly the only high spots of the show, however.
The Lumineers came out of the gates strong, playing the ubiquitous “Hey Ho” a few moments into their setlist. Aided by the vocals of multi-instrumentalist Neyla Pekarek, “Hey Ho” had the entire crowd singing along, as did the summer anthem “Stubborn Love.”
Schultz also tabbed his inner Bob Dylan when he played the troubadour’s classic “Subterranean Homesick Blues.”
As the sun went down in Chicago, the Lumineers verbally expressed their gratitude for those who gathered to watch them play. But it was really obvious by the way they went about pulling everyone they could into their performance.
Denver-based folk rock band the Lumineers were recently featured on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, where they played their latest single “Stubborn Love” and a cover of the Talking Heads’ ”This Must Be The Place (Naïve Melody).”
Watch both performances below and visit their official website for a full list of 2013 tour dates.
Indie folk-rock band the Lumineers enjoyed the national television spotlight this week. After performing hit-song “Ho Hey” at the 55th annual Grammy Awards Show on Sunday night, the two-time Grammy nominated act appeared on the Ellen Show the following day to perform the same single. Watch the Ellen clip below.