OUR SPLIT 7″ WITH H.D. HARMSEN! AND AMAZING SHOWS COMING UP!
The cover of our split 7" with H.D. Harmsen! Our side is our song "Cleft Lip"!

The cover of our split 7″ with H.D. Harmsen! Our side is our song “Cleft Lip”!

We are so honoured and amped to announce the upcoming release of our split 7″ with our Maximum Ames Records label-mate H.D. Harmsen! Starting March 19 you can get the split for FREE if you pre-order the amazing new album from H.D. Harmsen! The album is called “Papoose” and it’s a work of fucking GENIUS, we love it so much!! Both sides of the split were recorded by Phillip Young of Liberty House Studios, he’s an amazing producer and person!

ALSO: We’ve got some mind-blowing shows coming up!

March 16 – St Paddy’s Day Party at the Gas Lamp! We’re playing with Trouble Lights, CtC, Gloom Balloon and a BUNCH more killer bands!!

March 27 – House party at the brand new party garage known as The Garagenous Zone, it’s is west Ames kinda by Thumbs! Our heroes Little Ruckus and the Terror Pigeon Dance Revolt are playing too, plus local funk champs T-Flex!

April 6 – We return to Mission Creek Festival in Iowa City, this time we’re playing at the historic Englert Theatre! We’re playing with Brooks Strause & the Gory Details and Mucca Pazza! WHAT????

April 7 – This will be my birthday party! I’m turning 29! Come party with me as we open for MarchFourth Marching Band!!

 

Our new album “Immediate Family” will be coming out later this year too, more information on that in the coming months. And we’re also gonna do a bunch of amazing shows this summer, but it’s too soon to talk about that just yet! LOVE!!!!

 

AMES WINTER CLASSIC WAS PURE LOVE!
Ames Winter Classic was true Ames magic!

Ames Winter Classic was true Ames magic!

 

Ames, we cannot thank you enough for the unstoppable night of glory that was AMES WINTER CLASSIC! This was the second year of the event and both years have been absolutely phenomenal and have sold-out The M Shop! The feeling of love, power and buzzing energy in the room from the very moment that the doors opened was overwhelming, we are so honoured to have been a part of it!

Rebel Creek started off the night with an incredible display of bravado and shredding and they blew so many minds! Such hotties!!!

Then Peace, Love & Stuff slammed their set with such rock and roll ferocity and tightness, they are idols! Their cover of “Girls Just Wanna Have Fun” slayed every single person there!

Then Surgery showed Ames what sex really means! The beats, the guitar-riffs, the attitude, the tongues! So many new fans for these dudes after this show.

Patch and Jens were our secret weapons at Ames Winter Classic!

Patch and Jens were our secret weapons at Ames Winter Classic!

 

And then when we took the stage we were shaken to the core by the love and energy we were receiving from the packed house, we are SO thrilled by this feeling, it really eggs us on to be our best and bring maximum heat! It was awesome to be joined onstage by the legendary Little Ruckus and by our new horn players Patrick “Patch” Jasper and Jens “Jens” Hoifeldt! Our new songs were so fun to play! People can from all over the state! The M Shop was fucking BUMPIN and the whole room was overwhelmed with joy. All we can say is AMES WINTER CLASSIC FOREVER!!! See you at the M Shop next January! (Thanks to Lucas Moser for these awesome pics!!)

AMES WINTER CLASSIC ON SATURDAY!

A tradition like no other: AMES WINTER CLASSIC! This is our annual FREE and ALL AGES throwdown at Ames’ most legendary music venue, THE M SHOP! Last year was absolutely nuts and this year is gonna be even more raging!

We’re super excited because we’ve got a bunch of new songs, amazing special guests and two killer new horn players to blast you in the heart with!

Plus, we are playing with an incredible lineup that we hand-picked for glory, check this out:

SURGERY – Fairfield’s towering electro trio bringing hard, heavy beats for maximum booty-clapping! Sythns, guitars and moody vocals combine to create the darkwave sound that you need; this is your new favorite band.

Surgery gonna seduce you!

 

PEACE, LOVE & STUFF – Heroes of Ames rockabilly, this band absolutely slams their classic rock and roll sound and look and they might even throw in a slow-dance or two! They are heroes.

Peace, Love & Stuff gonna rock you!

 

REBEL CREEK – These guys rage an impossibly tight blues-rock set full of guitar-shredding, epic arrangements and overall psych-rock massiveness! LOVE!

Rebel Creek gonna amaze you!

 

We are so honoured and excited to be playing on such a legendary stage with such legendary bands, let’s just have the best time of our lives and get sweaty and hug eachother and tear up the dance floor and make a million memories for a lifetime! FREE! ALL AGES! GET THERE EARLY! SEE YOU THERE!!! Doors at 7:30, music promptly at 8!

MUMFORD’S YEAR IN REVIEW… IN PICTURES!!!

This was SUCH an incredible year for Mumford’s that truly there are no words for it at all other than THANK YOU! Check out these incredible images of glory from our 2012! Chronological order, y’all!

Ames Winter Classic ruled! The M Shop was sold out!

 

CHRIS THE LYNG! Ames Winter Classic rage

 

SAX MAGIC at the Winter Classic!

The Space's music marathon was total human power!

Some of our Ames friends came down to rage with us at SXSW in Austin, Texas!

 

SXSW is also where we met our Japanese brothers The Depaysement!

While we were on our Spring tour we stopped in Denton, Texas and recorded a Violitionist Session! It turned out so good!

Our set at Mission Creek Festival was extreme!

A little choreography at Mission Creek! This show was sooooooo fun, our best Iowa City show ever!

Aquapalooza at Ames High School was amazing! Great concert, GREAT cause!

We recorded our third full-length album this year! It's gonna be released in 2013 as part of a package deal with H.D. Harmsen's new record! Why is this upside down!?

We opened for Rock and Roll Hall of Famer JIMMY CLIFF at Simon Estes Amphitheatre in Des Moines! Once in a lifetime experience!

Our first year playing 80/35 and it was AMAZING!!!

We performed a marriage ceremony and wedded Ames and Des Moines!

Joining hands in holy matrimony!

Little Ruckus joined us onstage!

Slaydrien brought the ferocity!

Wildman. Shredzilla. Glory.

 

We covered a song by the Poison Control Center and members of the PCC joined us onstage!


Made our debut at the great Des Moines club Wooly's for a Maximum Ames Records showcase!

 

Members of Mumford's played in the Maximum Ames All Stars at the Iowa State Fair!

 

We recorded a split 7" record with H.D. Harmsen! Coming out on Maximum Ames Records in 2013!

We closed down Maximum Ames Music Festival in an ocean of sweat!

 

Salydrien joined us at MAMF!

We got a new van just in time for our six week national tour with our Japanese brothers The Depaysement! Ames + Tokyo = LOVE!

 

We played a show in a church in Iowa City with The Depaysement and Little Ruckus!

 

We played a giant Day of the Dead parade in Tucson, AR!

THAT'S MY BOY. After our awesome show in LA with Coolzey!

The Depaysement joined us onstage at this great show in Yakima, WA!

This painting of Richard Pryor was given to us in Cleveland and became our tour mascot!

 

We played our return from tour show at The Space for Ames!

 

2012 was an absolutely amazing year for Mumford’s and we could not have done it without all our family and friends and our Iowa community. We LOVE to be a part of this state and we are so stoked for a sweaty and never-forgetty 2013! New album on the way, tons of new songs, big tours and festivals and infinite sweaty surprises! WE LOVE YOU!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

UPCOMING SHOWS! NEW YEAR’S EVE! MAX AMES ALL STARS!

We’ve got a steady stream of sweaty dreams coming up in the next few weeks and we’re working up a bunch of slammin new songs in preparation for rage!

First up, we are joining together with a supergroup of bands from our our label Maximum Ames Records for the Ames debut of a phenomenon that goes by the name of the MAXIMUM AMES ALL STARS! That’s right! We played at the Iowa State Fair this year and it ruled! Now we’re bringing the all-Iowa heat to DG’s on Thursday night, gonna rule!

Then we’re headed out on a weekend tour from Dec 29-31! Check out this slayfulness:

Dec 29 we are playing the great Chad Taylor’s (of Cityview) birthday party at The Gas Lamp alongside Christopher the Conquered, The White Elephant & more, this is gonna be nuts, we’re bringin it for Chad!

Then on Dec 30 we are headed to our second home of Fairfield for an outrageous night of sweat, love and raw human emotion! We are playing with some of our all time heroes: Mr. Nasti, Little Ruckus and Philip Always! Brotherhood of the Travelling Dance!!!!

And then, you know what’s next, it’s the annual tradition of shredding Ames to pieces known as NEW YEAR’S EVE THROWDOWN @ DG’S TAP HOUSE! This is our third year of rocking DG’s on NYE and it has become a tradition of unstoppable power. Ames is gonna show 2013 who’s BOSS! This lineup is NUTS: Dead Larry, Utopia Park, Trouble Lights, Doctor Murdock! Plus, our set is gonna feature amazing special guests including the Iowa School of Burlesque, Slaydrien and Little Ruckus! PREPARE!!!!