PORTLAND, OR – Aaron Simon, a new arrival to the city, is reportedly amazed by the prevalence of popular new-folk band Mumford & Sons, sources claim.
“They’re everywhere,” the man has been heard to say. “It’s like they’ve had two very successful albums, or something.”
The band’s first album, Sigh No More, which reached No. 2 in the U.S. Billboard charts and was honored as the best album of 2011by the BRIT Awards, is a popular fixture in independently-owned coffee houses in the Portland area. The singles “Little Lion Man” and “The Cave” remain popular fixtures of alternative radio stations.
“They’re songs that keep people happy,” said Adam Leverde, owner of The Eightfold Path, a North Tabor coffee house. “Whenever I’m in control of the music, I try to play some Mumford once or twice. Customers really like ’em, you know?”
The band’s songs involve traditional folk rhythms and, often, spiritually- and literature-inspired lyrics.
“Wherever I go, man,” said Simon. “It’s like it’s all people want to hear. It’s like these songs really resonate with people.” The area man then pointedly sighed.
The band could not be reached for comment.