MizMuze was at The Morning Benders’ show last night at The Independent, and she and the audience were in for a treat as The Mumlers were the opening act. These local boys make good, smart music.
The San Jose six-piece band defies categorization, with their mix of guitars, accordions, clarinets, french horns, tubas, and stand-up bass they meld blues, jazz, soul, and folk that sound ancient and modern at the same time. If you get a chance to see them live and alive (not in zombie form like the video below) do so, you won’t be disappointed. And like their namesake William Mumler, a 19th century photographer who told customers he could capture the images of their deceased loved ones, they may just capture your soul.
The Mumlers – Coffin Factory
The Mumlers latest album, Don’t Throw Me Away was released last year.