Mumford & Sons v/s The Border Patrol
It was recently revealed during an interview with The Sunday Times that Mumford & Sons had a strange run-in with Texas border patrol agents last year. During the 2011 'Big Easy Express' tour Mumford hit the tracks traveling town to town on the rails with Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and Old Crow Medicine Show. When they arrived in Texas they were greeted by a couple of squad cars spread across the tracks,
"In Marfa, TX we were pulled over by police waiting for us with cars across the track. They accused of stowing people away on the train. It was edgy, but the gig eventually went ahead. We swelled the town about five fold and ended up playing soccer with the police."
Mumford & Sons are getting ready to drop their new album 'Babel' on September 24th. This will be the bands sophomore effort and the follow-up to their debut 'Sigh No More'. The new album is being produced by Markus Dravs who worked with the band on 'Sigh' and has worked with Coldplay and Arcade Fire in the past. Also on the 24th, Mumford & Sons will be headlining the iTunes Festival at London's Roundhouse. NME has the full article