Release Date: 11/19/2013
Immediate Family is Mumford’s third studio album. Since forming in 2008, this critically acclaimed and emotionally charged band has been on five national tours, performed in 36 states, and played more than 500 shows.
This new album represents an evolution of the Mumford’s sound and recording process. Immediate Family is a compilation of story-driven, thematic ballads. Each song revolves around various fictional characters and their interactions within their families. Some of the characters are recurring and have the opportunity to respond to one another across multiple tracks.The lyrics and instruments work in tandem to drive the narrative of intertwining relationships, families, and societal misconceptions forward.
In the studio, the band chose to step out of its comfort zone by electing to record the bulk of the album live together. On previous albums the band recorded individual instruments and later pieced them together. Most of the album was recorded at the Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Ames during one long marathon session.
The record’s first single, “Caster”, is a rocking, upbeat, sing-along song that tackles the concept of gender and turns it on its head. The lyrics challenge society to look at gender and sex through a different lens.
Immediate Family concludes by turning the concept of family back on the band with the track “Don”. This song is named after Don Mumford, the man who inspired the creation of Mumford’s and its name. This album is meant to carry on the heritage that he left for the world and ensure that his legendary name is never forgotten.
“With Immediate Family, Mumford’s explore the idea of family in all of its forms, and in doing so, they’ve created an unforgettable album that is sure to strike a chord in anyone that gives it a fair shake. It’s raw, it’s honest, it’s fantastic, and it’s easily one of my favorites of the year.” Jeremy Hoffman, The Milk Carton
“Immediate Family is the most complete album the group has released and is easily the most well-rounded and theatrical the band has ever sounded.” Cityview
“Mumford’s most incredible work to date.” David Murphy, Iowavesmusic.com
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Listen to a performance of some of the tracks from Immediate Family from the band’s Daytrotter session.
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