Mumford & Sons have received much international success on account of their debut Sigh No More, earning them a trip to the Grammy Awards and constant radio airtime. Quite the feat for an indie folk band out of London. If you heard their take on Vampire Weekend’s “Cousins” last year, then you’re aware that they have quite the knack for covers. The band recently appeared on VH1′s Unplugged Sessions where they performed their latest interpretation, this time of The National’s breathtaking ballad “England” (of course) from last year’s #1 album on PMA’s Top Albums of the Year, High Violet. Good choice. Check it out below:
Mumford & Sons – “England” (The National Cover)
Mumford’s cover is nice, but this is a real punch in the gut. Here’s the original.
The National – “England”