Originally published on Tue July 8, 2014 9:12 am
A lot of artists come into the KEXP studios on their way to stardom, and you count yourself lucky and excited to be a part of an inspired performance. The best sessions, though, happen just as a band is taking off — and on its record-release day, no less — and you know it's going to break through.
This all happened recently when The Lumineers came in. There was a ton of buildup leading up to the Colorado band's session — its show had sold out, then moved to a bigger club, which sold out again — all before The Lumineers was released. In studio, the group didn't disappoint, with a heartfelt and energetic set which showcased real grace and appreciation for music. This is the year of The Lumineers, and this session is just the beginning.
Host: John Richards; Audio Engineer: Kevin Suggs; Cameras: William Anthony, Jim Beckmann and Dean Cannon; Editing: Jim Beckmann