[News] Mumford & Sons Detail Sophomore LP: 'Babel'

Mumford & Sons will return with their sophomore effort on September 25th, three years after the London outfit dropped their highly praised debut album Sigh No More. The album, now officially titled Babel, spans a total of twelve tracks, and was recorded over the span of a year and a half with the help of Sigh No More producer Markus Dravs. When speaking to Rolling Stone about the album, bassist Ted Dwane said "[t]he ingredients are very much the same: the four core instruments and a lack of a drummer, which can give it that strange, simple, unique sort of sound. I don’t think we were looking to be too crazy and experimental."

After the jump, you can take a look at the tracklisting for Babel, along with compiled live footage of eight of the album's ten tracks. Also included after the jump are the band's upcoming tour dates, including their planned Gentleman of the Road Stopovers, which kicks off on August 1st in Hoboken, NJ.

Babel Tracklist:
01. Babel
02. Whispers in the Dark
03. I Will Wait
04. Holland Road
05. Ghosts That We Knew
06. Lover of the Light
07. Lovers’ Eyes
08. Reminder
09. Hopeless Wanderer
10. Broken Crown
11. Below My Feet
12. Not With Haste

Mumford and Sons 2012 Tour Dates:
08/01 – Hoboken, NJ @ Pier A *
08/04 – Portland, ME @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
08/06 – Providence, RI @ Providence Performing Arts Center *
08/07 – Canandaigua, NY @ Marvin Sands Performing Arts *
08/09 – Portsmouth, VA @ nTelos Wireless Pavilion *
08/11 – Bristol, VA @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
08/13 – Louisville, KY @ Louisville Waterfront Park *
08/14 – Columbus, OH @ LC Pavilion *
08/18 – Dixon, IL @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
08/20 – Lincoln, NE @ Pinewood Bowl Theatre *
08/21 – Laramie, WY @ Gryphon Theatre
08/22 – Magna, UT @ The Saltair
08/25 – Monterey, CA @ Gentlemen of the Road Stopover
08/28 – Morrison, CO @ Red Rocks Ampitheatre *
09/01 – Snowmass Village, CO @ Jazz Aspen Snowmass Festival
10/12 – Perth, AU @ Belvoir Ampitheatre
10/13 – Perth, AU @ Belvoir Ampitheatre
10/15 – Adelaide, AU @ Entertainment Centre
10/17 – Brisbane, AU @ Riverstage
10/18 – Sydney, AU @ Entertainment Centre
10/23 – Hobart, AU @ Derwent Entertainment Centre
10/25 – Melbourne, AU @ Rod Laver Arena
10/26 – Canberra, AU @ Royal Theatre
10/28 – Cairns, AU @ Kuranda Ampitheatre
10/29 – Townsville, AU @ Convention Centre
10/31 – Gold Coast, AU @ Convention Centre
11/02 – Auckland, NZ @ Vector Arena
11/04 – Welllington, NZ @ Town Hall
11/05 – Welllington, NZ @ Town Hall
11/06 – Christchurch, NZ @ CBS Arena

* = w/ Dawes