Ever since the release of their self-titled, debut album, The Lumineers have steadily become more and more popular. Why? They understand how to make simple folk songs that are really good and extremely catchy. The songs ‘Ho Hey’ and ‘Submarines’ showcase the band’s tune crafting ability wonderfully. ‘Ho Hey’ starts off with soft, acoustic guitar strumming punctuated with cries of, ‘Ho!’ and, ‘Hey!’ The song builds quickly and by the end you’ll be stomping your feet and singing along. ‘Submarines’ is a piano driven track, with interesting lyrics referencing World War II fears of Japanese submarines. Without a doubt, both songs are definitely worth a listen.
If you enjoy these songs, consider picking up the whole album, ‘The Lumineers,’ released on April 3, 2012 by the Dualtone Music Group. It’s a good one.