Self-professed "Brooklyn country" evangelists The Lone Bellow arrived on the scene in 2013 with a rootsy self-titled debut. With harmonies borrowed from Fleetwood Mac and gravitas borrowed from The Band, it was instantly lumped in with groups like Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers and Edward Sharpe. The comparison wasn't entirely unfair: The Lone Bellow's music has that same shambolic, shopworn feel to it, plus all these groups dress like extras from There Will Be Blood (seriously, enough with the suspenders and moustache wax). But The Lone Bellow deserves a closer look.

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