We have two beautiful shows coming up in the next few days! On Friday Feb 21 we’ll be at The Mill in Iowa City for our IC album release show! We’ll be playing a bunch of songs from our new record as well as an assortment of other ragers!!! Our good friends The Olympics and Brooks Strause are playing too! We love those dudes!
And then on Monday Feb 24 we are playing an early ALL AGES show at Vaudeville Mews in Des Moines to celebrate the 21st birthday of our all-time hero, brother and tour-partner Lesbian Poetry! He has played trumpet in Mumford’s on a bunch of our national tours and he is truly a champion of our hearts. We are gonna balls to the walls on the sweaty dance party to celebrate this legend!
IT RETURNS. On JAn 24 we are celebrating the third year of Ames Winter Classic at The M Shop! The past two years have been NUTS and this year is gonna be pure glory! The show is FREE and ALL AGES! And we’ll be ripping it alongside three of our favorite Iowa bands: Annalibera (pure beauty), Twins (Cedar Valley genetic pop) and Trigger-Fish (Ames High School indie champs)!
Playing at The M Shop is always excessively sweaty! It’s such a great place, the most iconic venue in Ames! Thank you to George and the whole M Shop staff for making Ames Winter Classic a tradition that will never die!
We’ve got a brand new song to debut at this show! Plus tons of new songs, old favorites and special guests. In other words: TEXTBOOK AMES ROCK’N'ROLL! So put down your textbook and come rock and roll!
Doors open at 7:30, the show starts at 8!
It has finally arrived! Our brand new album “Immediate Family” is now available from Maximum Ames Records! You can get it from the www.maximumames.com or from Vinyl Cafe in Ames or ZZZ Records in Des Moines!
We are so proud of this record, we absolutely poured our hearts into it and we can’t wait for you to hear it!
We will be performing an intimate and overwhelming album release show in Ames on Sunday, Dec 8 at The Space for Ames! The Space is where Mumford’s first started in 2008! Our good friends Gloom Balloon and Holly & the Night Owls will open the show! They rule! It’s from 6-9 pm and it’s ALL AGES and it’s free if you buy the new album (CD and vinyl will be available) or $5 if not!
Oh and also: we will be continuing our unstoppable tradition of ringing in the new year and bringing down the house at DG’s Tap House on New Year’s Eve!!! This year we are joined by an incredible lineup of truly mind-altering artists: Trouble Lights, Mark Mallman, Doctor Murdock and Jordan Mayland & the Thermal Detonators! FUCK YES!!!
And one more thing too: we are so excited and honoured to be recording our first ever Daytrotter session on Nov 26! It’s been a longtime dream to record there and we are gonna bring the heat! More glory to be announced soon!
We are so excited that our new double LP “Immediate Family” is now available for presale from Maximum Ames Records! You can pre-order it right HERE!
It’s a whole album of epic narrative ballads that tell excruciating, bizarre and funny stories about characters caught up in obsession and disgust and self-delusion and hate, but also sometimes in understanding and forgiveness and self-expression and love! It’s a very strange and beautiful record and it’s unlike anything we’ve ever made and we love it so much and can’t wait for you to hear it!
ALSO: everyone who pre-orders the record will get a FREE copy of our outrageous live album “Sing-Alongs For the Dead and Dying” which was recorded at Alexander Recording Kompany and features a bunch of our all-time classic sing-alongs and totally captures the out-of-control party vibes of a Mumford’s live show in our beloved hometown of Ames!
We’ve been on such a roll lately and it feels so good and we are now preparing for even greater heights of Iowa Glory!
And then the very next night we played with another incredible marching band called MarchFourth Marching Band and they put on one of the greatest performances we’ve ever witnessed!
And then it was announced that we will be returning to 80/35 this year!!!! We are playing at 7 pm on the FREE Hy-Vee Stage on July 6! That’s the same stage and day that 0ur friends The River Monks, Tires and Trouble Lights will be playing! YES! Also, the festival is being headlined by DAVID BYRNE & ST. VINCENT and WU-TANG CLAN! That is not a joke, that’s Iowa Reality!
And as if that isn’t enough, we’ll also be playing a FREE and ALL AGES street party in Ames on June 8 called SUMMERFEST IN CAMPUSTOWN! Our friends Ladysoal, The Porch Stompers, ACTORS and many more will be performing and it’s gonna be so fun!
AND!: Our Maximum Ames Records labelmate H.D. Harmsen is releasing his unbelievable new record “Papoose” on April 27 in Des Moines. You MUST own this record, it is truly a work of genius! We recorded a 7″ split with H.D. and you should totally pick that up when you buy his new record!
HUMAN IOWA. NEVER DIES.