The imagery contained in the video for the Lumineers' "Ho Hey" contains all you need to know: handclaps, tambourines, suspenders, dusty rooms, urgent running and confetti. It's been a little over two years since Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites moved from New York to Denver. There, they found cellist Neyla Pekarek and the financial and artistic space necessary to go from an anonymous singer-songwriter outfit to a widely stamped "Band to Watch." Allow us to join the legion of endorsements: As sepia-toned troubadours go, the Lumineers stands above the pack with uncommon lyrical grace and live hopefulness.
Know Your Line: Lead single "Ho Hey" from the new self-titled full-length is a crowd-participation number. Don't miss your cue.