Named after scandalized 19th century spirit photographer William H. Mumler, this San Jose indie folk collective takes a multi-genre approach to songwriting, utilizing an eclectic mix of instruments (taken from a giveaway by the San Jose Unified School District) and styles reminiscent of Devendra Banhart. Formed in 2005 by singer/songwriter Will Sprott, the Mumlers consist of multi-instrumentalists Mercedes El Vencere, Andy Paul, James Fenwicke, M++ller, Felix Archuleta, and Paolo Gomez. With Sprott feeling that he had put together a supergroup of old friends and local musicians, the Mumlers began playing shows in San Jose to warm receptions, and in 2007 the band released its debut album, Thickets & Stitches, on Galaxia. In 2009 the Mumlers released their follow-up album, Don't Throw Me Away, before heading out on their first national tour, where they opened for the Black Heart Procession. ~ Gregory HeaneyPortions of Content Provided by Rovi Corporation.
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