Folk band Mumford and Sons have recently uploaded a teaser video for their upcoming second album duo out in September. As noted by NME, the video is fairly cryptic and doesn’t openly give away too much information.
NME point out that both the name of the new trailer The Troubled School Boys and the use of international maritime signal flags during the 36-second clip to spell out the word ‘Babel’ could both be clues to the new record’s title. We’ll have to wait and see as to whether or not either of these theories are accurate, but one thing is for sure: the British outfit will be returning to Australia to tour with Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and singer/songwriter Willy Mason in October, after the new album has been released.
Mumford and Sons and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros have also just released a tour documentary with Old Crow Medicine Show titled Big Easy Express, currently available on iTunes.
During an interview with Rolling Stone, Bassist Ted Dwane described the new LP as ‘Doom Folk’: “The second record is just a reflection of our mindsets, where we’re all at. It’s doom folk, kind of like Black Sabbath meets Nick Drake”, Dwane said.
Watch: Mumford and Sons – The Troubled School Boys – New Album Trailer