UPDATE: According to 3FM DJ Roosmarijn Reijmer the band said the album’s release date is Sept. 24. (Via Mumford & Sons Blog Tumblr).
Mumford & Sons’ sophomore album is set to be released this September, according to an announcement from the band during their performance at the Pinkpop Festival in The Netherlands today. During the appearance, keyboardist and vocalist Ben Lovett announced the album’s release after frontman Marcus Mumford announced that it was finished.
Recording for the album started in March 2011 with producer Markus Dravs, who also produced the band’s debut album, Sigh No More.
“I think we could perhaps record it ourselves, but we’d get lost in our own sorts…[Dravs is] really good at bringing a little bit of structure and order to very disorganized minds,” Lovett told Rolling Stone about recording the album.
Over the course of the year, the band has previewed new material that’s expected to appear on the new album. You can take a listen to a new track “Ghosts That We Knew” here.
The band also announced today that they will play the Jazz Aspen Festival in Colorado. The festival is also set to include performances from Joe Cocker, K.D. Lang and Kid Rock. You can check out the festival’s website here.