Ongoing History of New Music

The Ongoing History of New Music, Episode 725: The Early Years of Mumford & Sons

We’re back with a brand new season of Ongoing History of New Music shows starting this weekend. By my calculations, this the 20th season of this show.  I had NO idea I’d be doing this twenty years on. None.

First up, a look at the early years of Mumford & Sons. Not just the first album, either. There was a whole TON of stuff that came before that record. It’s one of those deep pre-history things, you know?

Let’s go deeper. One of the guys was in this band before he bailed to join M&S. Wild, huh?

And here’s some of the earliest M&S every recorded.

The Ongoing History of New Music can be heard on the following stations:

We’re still looking for more affiliates in Vancouver, Kamloops, Kelowna, Red Deer, Grand Prairie, Regina, Saskatoon, Brandon, Windsor,  Montreal, Charlottetown, Moncton, Fredericton, and St John’s and anywhere else with a transmitter. If you’re in any of those markets and you want the show, lemme know and I’ll see what I can do. Oh, and did I mention that it looks like the show will start running in Singapore in January? I have a meeting with them on Tuesday to seal the deal.

Here’s a look at what’s coming up. Just be aware that this schedule is subject to change.

726 20-Sep-15 History of Concert Sound
727 27-Sep-15 Why Punk Happened
728 4-Oct-15 60 Mind-Blowing Alt-Rock Facts in 60 Minutes
729 11-Oct-15 Rock’n’Roll Drugs
730 18-Oct-15 Arctic Monkeys
731 25-Oct-15 The History of the Modern Drumkit
732 1-Nov-15 Indie vs Alternative vs Major
733 8-Nov-15 Bands With Weird Outlooks

Finally, we have the new Ongoing History of New Music YouTube channel. Give it a look!

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