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The Lumineers

The Lumineers Photo Credit: Hayley Young
Vintage Cafe The Lumineers from 2012 Before “Ho, Hey” Became So Humongous

May 27, 2014 - Our Vintage Cafe goes back to 2012 when good things were starting to happen for a trio of musicians from Denver. The Lumineers’ original members Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites were high school friends who moved to Denver thinking they would have a better shot at getting noticed than they had in Brooklyn, plus, it was affordable. There they met their third member, cellist Neyla Pekarek, through a Craigslist ad. This session captures a moment things when things were starting to happen for the band. People were starting to notice their song “Ho,Hey” but the band certainly hadn’t not moved up to the hockey rinks they would soon play. Listen for them talking about writing for the next album. They, uh, got a little busy and we are still waiting in 2014!

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Recent Release: The Lumineers
Release Date: April 3, 2012
Label: Dualtone Music Group