The Lumineers were formed by Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites in New York. After battling the city's cutthroat music scene and impossibly high cost of living, the two decided to expand their horizons. They packed everything they owned and headed for Denver, Colorado, where they met cellist Neyla Pakarek. And so The Lumineers sound took shape; an amalgam of heart-swelling stomp-and-clap acoustic rock, classic pop, and front-porch folk.
Their self titled debut album comes out April 3rd through Dualtone, and despite the album not being released yet, many of the tour dates have already sold out, including two nights in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Santa Cruz, Seattle, Minneapolis, Chicago, and Brooklyn. They even had to upgrade their Seattle show to a larger venue due to demand, and still ended up selling out the extra tickets in a matter of hours.
The band recently released their music video for first single "Ho Hey". The video was directed by Ben Fee (Crystal Antlers, Spirit Animal). You can watch the video here. Enjoy.
Photo by Haley Young