Artist The Mumlers

The Mumlers are a group of misfit noisemakers corralled together by songwriter Will Sprott, originally formed in San Jose, CA. In 2008 Galaxia Records released Thickets & Stitches, their first album. In 2009 they released their second LP Don’t Throw Me Away, & toured the US with the Black Heart Procession, the Morning Benders and the Submarines.  Word spread of their live performances & in 2010 they headlined a sold out show at San Francisco’s Noisepop festival & played the Treasure Island festival alongside Belle & Sebastian, Broken Social Scene, the Sea & Cake, She & Him, & the National. In 2011 they toured with the Dodos, the Tallest Man on Earth, Morcheeba, Two Gallants & He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister. Some other people they played with along the way are Booker T. Jones, Yo La Tengo, Vetiver, the Entrance Band, Kelley Stoltz, Matmos, Papercuts, the Growlers and Clinic as well as underground heroes such as the Legendary Stardust Cowboy & Darondo. The Legendary Stardust Cowboy also played bugle on their first record.

Critic Dennis Cook has called them a, “bobbing, beautiful iceberg” and noted in a review of their most recent LP, “One is starting to get a feel for what constitutes a Mumlers tune but woe to anyone who thinks that notion has any real parameters. As they grow and extend their own listening and playing there’s really no telling what might get pulled into their gravity, which makes for really exciting music. With The Mumlers a crazy range of music appears to be fair game to be enthusiastically engaged and manipulated to their ends. And one of the best overriding aspects is the dust and rust in their machinery. Nothing’s too tidy on Don’t Throw Me Away, where soft and low dewy-eyed testaments to love alternate with saucy lines (and the music to match them). Playful and heartfelt, The Mumlers sophomore effort confirms the floating promise of the boffo debut and builds on it in a way that makes one salivate quietly for record number three, four, etc.”

Links:

Will Sprott Website

Booking Agent-Leafy Green

Mumlers Facebook

Mumlers Myspace

Press:

NPR

Thrasher

Jambase

Daytrotter

Paste

Blogotheque

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The Mumlers' Featured Albums

The Mumlers' Blog

Mumlers Tour in October

10/24/2011, Santa Ana, CA, Constellation Room+/tickets

10/25/2011, San Diego, CA, Casbah+/tickets

10/26/2011, Santa Barbara, CA, Soho Music Club+/tickets

10/27/2011, Fresno, CA, Fulton 55+/tickets

10/28/2011, Los Angeles, CA, Bootleg Theater+/tickets

10/29/2011, San Francisco, CA, Brick and Mortar+/tickets

10/30/2011, Santa Cruz, CA, Moe’s Alley+/tickets

10/31/2011, San Jose, CA, Pagoda/tickets

+with He’s My Brother, She’s My Sister

Also, Will Sprott solo:

10/15/2011, Oakland, CA, Starline Social Club

10/16/2011, San Francisco, CA, Make-Out Room

12/4/2011, San Francisco, CA, Bottom of the Hill/tickets

 

Mumlers Tour in September

8/31/2011 Reno, NV Saint James Infirmary

9/1/2011 Salt Lake City, UT Urban Lounge*/tickets

9/2/2011 Denver, CO Hi Dive Club*/tickets

9/3/2011 Rapid City, SD Roman’s Lounge*

9/4/2011 Omaha, NE Waiting Room*/tickets

9/5/2011 Fargo, ND Aquarium*/tickets

9/6/2011 Minneapolis, MN First Avenue*/tickets

9/7/2011 Chicago, IL Schubas Tavern*/tickets

9/9/2011 Toronto, ON Drake Hotel*/tickets

9/10/2011 Buffalo, NY Mohawk Place/tickets

9/11/2011 Winooski, VT The Monkey House/tickets

9/12/2011 Brooklyn, NY The Rock Shop/tickets

9/13/2011 New York, NY Mercury Lounge*/tickets

9/14/2011 Cambridge, MA TT & The Bear’s Place */tickets

9/15/2011 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s*/tickets

9/16/2011 Durham, NC Duke University Coffee House*/tickets

9/17/2011 Atlanta, GA Drunken Unicorn*/tickets

9/19/2011 Austin, TX Mohawk*/tickets

9/21/2011 Tucson, AZ Club Congress*/tickets

9/23/2011 San Francisco, CA Independent*/tickets

9/30/2011 Chico, CA Duffy’s Tavern

10/1/2011 Davis, CA Sophia’s Thai Kitchen

* with Two Gallants

Also, Will Sprott solo:

8/21/2011 Berkeley, CA Starry Plough matinee show (3pm)

8/26/2011 San Francisco, CA Great American Music Hall

Mumlers Tour in June/July

*June 18, 2011—–The Partisan—–Merced, CA

*June 19, 2011—–The Casbah—–San Diego, CA/tickets

June 20, 2011—–Commonwealth Lounge—–Fullerton, CA

*June 21, 2011—–The Echo—–Los Angeles, CA/tickets

*June 22, 2011—–The Crepe Place—–Santa Cruz, CA/tickets

June 23, 2011—–Sam Bond’s Garage—–Eugene, OR

*June 24, 2011—–Mississippi Studios—–Portland, OR/tickets

*June 25, 2011—–Red Room—–Kennewick, WA/tickets

*June 26, 2011—–Media Club—–Vancouver, BC/tickets

*June 27, 2011—–Neumo’s—–Seattle, WA/tickets

June 30, 2011—–The Avalon—–Santa Clara, CA with los Amigos Invisibles

July 1, 2011—–The Uptown—–Oakland, CA

July 15, 2011—–Wente Winery—–Livermore, CA

July 16th—–The Independent—–San Francisco, CA/ tickets

*opening for Two Gallants

Also, Will Sprott solo shows:

May 29, 2011—–Boom Boom Room—–San Francisco, CA

June 1, 2011—–The Make-Out Room—–San Francisco, CA

June 12, 2011—–UC Berkeley Botanical Garden—–Berkeley, CA

July 6, 2011—–The Garage—–San Jose, CA

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