"New York had lied to me. I needed the truth." So sing The Lumineers, who fled the city, stifled by the hard realities of high rent, limited practice space, and constant demands on their free time. Songwriting partners for years, Wesley Schultz and Jeremiah Fraites moved to Denver, where The Lumineers found space to grow. And though The Lumineers are folk revivalists, Shultz and Fraites found their missing piece with a purely 21st-century stroke of digital luck, recruiting Neyla Pekarek on cello and mandolin via Craigslist. The band's breakthrough success this year — fueled by the rollicking single "Ho Hey" — stems from the slow and steady effort they put into writing songs over three years... More >>>