The Lumineers – Slow It Down

The Lumineers

I can’t tell you how excited I am about this Denver band (I’ll try in the following sentences, which I know renders this first sentence pointless; but if you aren’t not smitten with them like I am, I can’t save you). I’m sure the Lumineers album will be epic.

The Lumineers are Wesley Schultz, Jeremiah Fraites, Neyla Pekarek, and their “stubborn hopefulness.” The origins of the three-piece was in the solace that music provided when a loved one died of drug overdose in New York. Eventually, the band was formed in Denver after some gigs back East. Out of a terrible loss, something beautiful was born.

The Lumineers are firmly in the middle of the Americana roots revival. So for those that like Mumford and Sons or Ryan Adams, here is your new obsession. You can’t help but hear something special the first time and every time after that you listen. I’m not the first to sing their praises and surely not the last.

Here’s their Facebook and to looking forward to their album in the spring.

And as a bonus, Ho Hey. God I love the Lumineers.

Lyrics for Slow It Down.

I feel a filth in my bones
Wash off my hands till it’s gone
Your walls they’re closing in
With velvet curtains

Some love was made for the lights
Some kiss your cheek and goodnight
Lift up a red high heel
Lock up your doors with steel

You’re making noise in my street
My blinds are drawn, I can’t see
Smashed in my car window
Didn’t touch the stereo

Slow it down Angie, come back to bed
Rest your arms and rest your legs

Act like you’ve been here before
Smile less and dress up some more
Tie up your scarf real tight
These boys are out for blood tonight


And when she stood she stood tall
She’ll make a fool of you all
Don’t ask for cigarettes
She ain’t got nothing left for you

I never, she never, we never look back
That wasn’t what we were good at
And when it came to love
We were not good enough for it


Don’t you frown when you’re feeling like that
Only love can pick you out of this