The Lumineers are an American folk rock band based in Denver, Colorado. The founding members are Wesley Schultz (lead vocals, guitar) and Jeremiah Fraites (drums, percussion, piano). Schultz and Fraites began writing and performing together in Ramsey, New Jersey in 2005. Cellist and vocalist Neyla Pekarek (cello) joined the band in 2010, and was a member until 2018. The Lumineers emerged as one of the most popular folk-rock/Americana artists during the revival of those genres and their growing popularity in the 2010s. The band's stripped back raw sound draws heavily from artists that influenced Schultz and Fraites such as Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Tom Petty. They are known for their energetic live shows and several international hit singles including "Ho Hey", "Stubborn Love", "Ophelia" and "Cleopatra". The band has become one of the top touring bands in the United States and is also popular in other countries.
The Lumineers have released three albums on American independent label Dualtone Records (Dine Alone in Canada and Decca/Universal worldwide). Their self-titled first album was released in 2012 and peaked at No. 2 on the U.S. Billboard 200. It has been certified triple platinum in the U.S. and Canada, platinum in the U.K. and Ireland, and gold in Australia. Their second album, Cleopatra, was released in 2016 and debuted at No. 1 on the Billboard 200, and also on the Canadian and British album charts. It is currently certified platinum in the U.S. Their third album, titled III, was released on September 13, 2019 and debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200.
2002–09: Early years
When Schultz and Fraites began collaborating, writing together and playing gigs around New York City, they did so under various names including Free Beer, 6Cheek and Wesley Jeremiah. Fraites elaborated, "When Wes and I got together, our first band name was Free Beer. It wasn't serious at first. We were a crappy band doing (terrible) covers. But we slowly started getting away from covers and writing originals. We were doing everything: vanilla singer-songwriter stuff, hard rock, electronic music. There was no focus; it was a mad, random mess." According to Schultz, the band became The Lumineers after a band called Lumineers (a made up word) was supposed to play at a club in Jersey City the week after Schultz and Fraites played there. The emcee mistakenly introduced Schultz and Fraites as The Lumineers, and the name stuck.
The Lumineers struggled to find success in New York according to Schultz, who said, "I was living in Brooklyn and working three jobs just to pay the rent," adding, "it was really infuriating to move to a city that would help us grow musically but then never have any time to work on music. So I decided to do something about it." In 2009, after considering relocating to London, Philadelphia and Boston, Fraites and Schultz, in their "ignorance and naïveté," moved to Denver, Colorado, and joined the open mic scene During this time they had a former member, Jason "Jay" Van Dyke play with them rarely. Van Dyke sued The Lumineers around 2008, claiming that Schultz and Fraites didn't give him the proper credit he deserved. Later Schultz and Fraites acknowledge know Van Dyke, and admit that they performed for a short period of time. Van Dyke claims that he co-wrote nine songs with Schultz and Fraites.
2010–13: The Lumineers
In 2010, after the band's relocation to Denver, Fraites and Schultz met classically trained cellist Neyla Pekarek. Although Pekarek had just recently graduated from college and was planning to become a music teacher, she responded to a Craigslist ad posted by Schultz and Fraites requesting a cellist and agreed to join the band when she was invited.
As a three-piece, The Lumineers met Maxwell Hughes at an open mic event in Denver. Hughes played and toured with the band as an unofficial fourth member and contributed to the band's debut album. He suggested joining the band as a mandolin accompaniment, but the band was not looking for a permanent fourth member at the time, so Hughes and The Lumineers parted ways.
They originally signed a management deal with Onto Entertainment which funded the band to record a full-length album in Seattle at Bear Creek Studio with producer Ryan Hadlock. The album was then remixed by Kevin Augunas, who also worked with the Black Keys, Cold War Kids, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros, J-Roddy Walston and the Business, and Jon Brion.
In December 2011, the song "Ho Hey," which would become the band's first single, was used in the first season of CW's Hart of Dixie. This started a national buzz on social media. In January 2012, John Richards, the morning show DJ at KEXP-FM in Seattle, discovered "Ho Hey" in a pile of new CDs he had received, played it twice in a row daily for a week, and called it the best song of 2012. WXPN Philadelphia / NPR then conducted a feature on the band on their "World Cafe: Next" program. The band passed up major label offers to sign a deal with an independent label Dualtone Records that same month. The album was then licensed under similar terms to Dine Alone Records in Canada, Inertia in Australia, and Decca Records for the rest of the world. On signing with smaller independent labels, Fraites claimed, "it's just nice to work with people that are entirely engaged. You know, not just sitting in front of a computer and playing Angry Birds on their cell phones all day," adding, "with these smaller labels, people work 12 or 15 hour days to ensure our records are in the stores, and that we're getting played at radio. We want to work with people that are as hungry as we are."
Their self-titled debut album The Lumineers was released on April 3, 2012, on Dualtone Records. The album was met with mixed to positive critical reception, holding a 73 on review aggregator Metacritic, translating to "generally favorable reviews." Musicperk.com rated the album 8/10 commenting, "a spark of uniqueness does exist". The band's popularity continued to build in 2012 with sold-out shows and favorable reviews, and their debut album went on to peak at number two on the Billboard 200 album chart. Of the album's success, Schultz told Liz Riggs of American Songwriter that "It's really arbitrary to any of us, especially to Jer and Neyla and I... because we've never really had an album out in this way... I'm really thrilled, but I also take it with a grain of salt," adding, "I think basically, I feel really lucky because I know how fickle the business, the industry is."
On June 14, 2012, the album's first single, "Ho Hey", debuted at number 90 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, their first song to do so. "Ho Hey" later peaked at number three on the Hot 100, making it the band's first top five single. As of 2017, the track has sold over five million copies. On June 30, "Ho Hey" hit number one at commercial Triple A radio, maintaining the position for eight weeks. Later, on September 17, the song hit number one on the Alternative Songs chart where it stayed for two weeks. "Ho Hey" also reached number one on Billboard's Rock Airplay, Hot Rock Songs, Alternative Songs, Rock Digital Songs, Alternative Digital Songs, Heatseekers Songs, Adult Pop Songs and Adult Contemporary Songs charts. "Ho Hey" experienced charting success internationally as well, reaching number one on the Canadian Alternative radio chart and number 17 on the Canadian single sales chart. It also reached number eight in the United Kingdom, becoming their first top 10 single there. In October 2012, Spotify named "Ho Hey" as the most shared song in Manhattan and third most shared in Brooklyn.
On November 23, 2012, The Lumineers released Winter, an EP version of their self-titled debut album. On December 5, 2012, The Lumineers were nominated for two Grammy Awards for Best New Artist and Best Americana Album.
Continuing into 2013, "Ho Hey" would spend eight consecutive weeks atop Billboard's Adult Pop Songs chart. Simultaneously, "Stubborn Love", the second single off their self-titled album, would see two four-week runs at number one on the Adult Alternative Songs chart.
The Lumineers headline shows in the Northeastern U.S. were announced for February 2013 and quickly sold out. Similarly, the band's tours of the U.K., Europe and Australia in early 2013 sold out all shows, after many shows were moved to larger venues.
"Submarines" was released as the third single on July 30, 2013. The band performed "Ho Hey" and "Submarines" on The Colbert Report in July 2013. In August 2013, "Ho Hey" would become the 10th song to reach a 60th week on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, eventually finishing its run on the Hot 100 after 62 weeks, one of the highest runs in the chart's history. Subsequently, on August 20, 2013, a deluxe edition of their debut album was released, which included five bonus tracks, over 25 minutes of video footage and a 28-page booklet. Several songs by the band were used in the television series Reign. "Scotland", in particular, was used as the theme song for the series, and was co-written by and features a performance from Jason "Jay" Van Dyke, who sometimes played with Schultz and Fraites before their move to Denver.
Fraites and Schultz composed the music for "The Hanging Tree". "The Hanging Tree" is a song performed by James Newton Howard featuring vocals from American actress Jennifer Lawrence for the 2014 film The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1, the third installment of The Hunger Games film series. The song appears on both the official score album for the film and on the digital re-release of the official soundtrack for the film. The lyrics were written by The Hunger Games author Suzanne Collins and originally appeared in her novel Mockingjay. Following its release, "The Hanging Tree" debuted in the top 40 of the singles charts of Australia, the United Kingdom and the United States. The song was released to American mainstream radio stations on December 9, 2014.
In September 2014, it was announced that The Lumineers began working on their second album. Schultz stated through Instagram, "Well folks, we are back in the studio, chippin' away at some new ideas. It's been one hell of a ride so far and we are excited to be writing again. Thanks and stay tuned." The band released their second studio album Cleopatra on April 8, 2016. The black and white photo on the cover depicts silent movie star Theda Bara in the title role in the 1917 film Cleopatra. Cleopatra was co-produced by Simone Felice at The Clubhouse Studio in Rhinebeck, New York, and mixed (blending of all individual tracks in a recording) at The House Of Blues Studios in Nashville, Tennessee, by Ryan Hewitt. Band member changes for the Cleopatra tour included bass player Ben Wahamaki, a touring member since 2012, being replaced by Byron Isaacs.
The album's first single "Ophelia" was released February 5, 2016, and quickly rose to No. 1 on the Triple A chart where it stayed for 13 weeks, the second-longest time any song has been No. 1 at Triple A radio, tied with Gotye's "Somebody That I Used to Know", just behind Coldplay's record of 14 weeks for their song "Clocks". At Alternative radio "Ophelia" also quickly rose to No. 1  where it stayed for four weeks and became the most-played song at Alternative radio to be released in 2016. Ophelia ended 2016 as Billboard's #1 Alternative song and #1 Rock Radio song.
The second single, also the album's title track, "Cleopatra", sprang from an encounter with a taxi driver Wes met in the Republic of Georgia, who told a story of personal tragedy without a trace of self-pity. "Cleopatra" jumped quickly to No. 2 at Triple A radio where it peaked, and then became the band's third single to reach No. 1 at Alternative radio where it stayed for two weeks.
A third single, "Angela", quickly rose to No. 2 on Triple A radio and broke into the top five at Alternative radio the week of December 11, 2017, making "Cleopatra" the first independent album to have three top five singles at Alternative radio since Mediabase reporting started. In an interview with Rolling Stone, front man, Wesley Schultz said he wrote most of "Angela" about his ex girlfriend, Angela Henard. "Although we didn't work out she still holds a place in my heart. This is why she is brought up in multiple songs."
In April 2017, the band released the short film "The Ballad of Cleopatra," , which brings together videos for the songs "Cleopatra," "Angela," "Ophelia," "Sleep on the Floor" and "My Eyes." Directed by Isaac Ravishankara (Ellie Goulding, Hosier, Phantogram), the film depicts Cleopatra's life story in one continuous narrative.
The band accompanied their album release with the announcement of The Cleopatra World Tour. This tour, spreading over 2016 and 2017, sold over 750,000 tickets in the United States alone and included two sold-out performances at Madison Square Garden in New York City, three sold-out performances at Marymoor Amphitheater in Seattle, WA, two sold-out performances at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver, CO, as well as Los Angeles's Hollywood Bowl, and Merriweather Post Pavilion in Columbia, MD. In addition to their touring success in the United States, the band toured worldwide and sold over 100,000 tickets between Canada, The United Kingdom, Germany, France, Switzerland, Spain, Italy, Poland, Czech Republic, Australia and South Africa.
On January 9, 2017, Irish supergroup U2 announced that The Lumineers would be among their guests during the North American leg of the "Joshua Tree Tour 2017", opening shows at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena, NRG Stadium in Houston, AT & T Stadium in Dallas, Soldier Field in Chicago, Heinz Field in Pittsburgh, Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia, FedEx Field in Washington DC, Rogers Centre in Toronto, Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Massachusetts, and MetLife Stadium in East Rutherford.
In addition to their support tour with U2, The Lumineers announced two performances with Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers in Seattle and Vancouver. They also announced a mid-August performance in London with Tom Petty and Stevie Nicks.
To finish off their Cleopatra World Tour, the band announced three August 2017 "homecoming" performances at Denver's Fiddler's Green Amphitheater.
In October 2018, Neyla Pekarek quit the band in order to concentrate on a solo career.
On April 1, 2019, they posted a number of photos including one of the hashtag #whoarethesparks. On April 2, they teased their third album, titled III, and announced that a new single, "Gloria", would be released on April 5. The album was released on September 13. The group is featured on the For The Throne album with the song "Nightshade", which was released on April 26, 2019, accompanying the final season of Game of Thrones.
On June 15, they performed "Leader of the Landslide" at PIQNIQ, which was set to be a track on their yet to be released album.
On July 19, they released their second single from the album, "It Wasn't Easy To Be Happy For You", from Chapter II: Junior Sparks.
Schultz has stated, "I write the lyrics, and I co-write the songs with Jer," adding "It's never the same thing with each song. Generally speaking it involves a piano, a guitar, and maybe singing, and we usually start out with the chord structure, a set of chords, a melody especially, and then the lyrics usually follow. Or it's one phrase that you really find great and then you build the song around that." Schultz later claimed, "Your melodies make people want to hear what you're saying," adding, "They've got to be open to hearing it, almost hum it. And if they want to go deeper there is something there."
Fraites emphasizes the simplicity of the group's style, stating, "we're not reinventing the wheel or doing anything that different, the songs are super simple. The ideas themselves are very simple ideas. Anyone who can play an instrument can play a Lumineers song. I think there's a certain cinematic aspect of our music that I really like." Launchpad similarly writes, "where most bands these days look for that new, original sound to enhance the digital revolution, 'The Lumineers' do superbly in taking it back to simplicity." In another interview, Fraites explains, "I just think people are enamored of going into a room and watching people play their own instruments and sing, rather than using Auto-Tune and a lot of digital equipment to get their sound across. There is so much digital-ness all around us. People are almost taken aback when you do the opposite of that. It's inspiring."
Alister Roberts of Contactmusic has described the band's self-titled debut album as, "a perfectly formed collection of rustic folk type songs, slotting in nicely amongst the current roots revival." Their folk sound has received comparisons to Mumford & Sons. On Mumford & Sons, Schultz has commented that they, "kicked down doors, and they allowed radio to receive a band like us because we somehow slightly resemble what they're doing." Jon Pareles of The New York Times wrote that, "Mumford comparisons rankle the Lumineers. While both bands wrap moody lyrics in toe-tapping melodies, Mumford & Sons pile on instruments in massive buildups. The Lumineers, by contrast, stay sparse, barely getting around to using an electric guitar on The Lumineers."
Other artists have commented on the folk-style music of The Lumineers and Mumford & Sons; alternative rock artist Jack White praised the style, stating, "I think these acts nowadays are keeping people's ears open to the idea of the soulfulness of folk-style music and acoustic music, and you get a little bit closer to the musician, to the writer, at times." Conversely, hard and shock rock artist Alice Cooper criticized the two bands, calling it "an offense" to label them rock bands.
The band cites a diverse range of influences including Bob Dylan, Beethoven, Guns N' Roses, Talking Heads, Bruce Springsteen, Pearl Jam, The Cars, Leonard Cohen, and "cinematic music and anything strange and weird." Schultz adds Bob Dylan, Born in the U.S.A., Greatest Hits, Sand in the Vaseline, Exile on Main St., and The Future as specific album influences. Additionally, Schultz cites a Tom Petty performance as one that, "really stands out" to him, stating, "I just remember him playing "Last Dance With Mary Jane", and as the opening guitar line was being played, he opened up a chest on stage that had not been opened the entire show, pulled out a hat, put that hat on for the duration of the song, and then opened the chest back up and put it in and shut it. That is the moment I took away from his show. This taught me everything I needed to know."
- Wesley Schultz – lead vocals, guitar, piano (2005–present)
- Jeremiah Fraites – drums, percussion, piano, mandolin, samples, backing vocals (2005–present)
- Stelth Ulvang – (touring) – piano, keyboards, accordion, mandolin, guitar, percussion, backing vocals (2011–present)
- Byron Isaacs – (touring) – bass, guitar, backing vocals (2016–present)
- Brandon Miller – (touring) – guitar, mandolin, percussion (2016–present)
- Lauren Jacobson – (touring) – strings, piano, vocals (2018–present
- Jason (Jay) Van Dyke - drummer (2008-2009)
- Maxwell Hughes - guitar (2010-2011)
- Neyla Pekarek – cello, vocals (2010-2018)
- Ben Wahamki - banjo, bass (2012-2015)
- Stelth Ulvang – piano, keyboards, accordion, mandolin, guitar, percussion, backing vocals (2011–present)
- Byron Isaacs – bass, guitar, backing vocals (2016–present)
- Brandon Miller – guitar, mandolin, percussion (2016–present)
- Lauren Jacobson – strings, piano, vocals (2018–present)
- The Lumineers World Tour (2012–2013)
- Cleopatra World Tour (2016–2017)
- III: The World Tour (2019–2020)
- The Joshua Tree Tour 2017 (2017)
Awards and nominations
|Year||Nominee / work||Award||Result|
|2013||The Lumineers||Best New Artist||Nominated|
|2013||The Lumineers||Best Americana Album||Nominated|
- "The Lumineers cover "This Must Be the Place"". Inyourspeakers Media. 7 August 2015.
- Alan Sculley. "Lighting up with The Lumineers". Colorado Springs Independent.
- "The Official Top 10 Biggest Americana Albums of 2016 revealed". 2 February 2017.
- "Chatting It Up With: The Lumineers « American Songwriter". Americansongwriter.com. 26 April 2012.
- "Lumineers' Jeremiah Fraites on Taking Their Music to Arenas: 'We're Showing the Loudest, Biggest Side of Ourselves'". Billboard.com.
- "Year End Top 200 North American Tours" (PDF).
- "The Lumineers Sell Out UK Tour in Less Than 24hrs". Musicvein.co.uk. 16 February 2016.
- "The Lumineers". Dulatone.
- "The Year in Rock Charts: Twenty One Pilots, The Lumineers & the 'Sound' of Disturbed". Billboard.com.
- "The Lumineers' self-titled debut LP hits triple Platinum in Canada – Dine Alone Records". Dinealonerecords.com. 8 July 2015.
- "The Lumineers interview: 'We're more than a one-hit wonder'". Officialcharts.com.
- Duncan, James (31 October 2013). 2014 Songwriter's Market. F+W Media, Inc. ISBN 9781599637310 – via Google Books.
- "The Lumineers – Chart history – Billboard". www.billboard.com.
- "We have a new album coming out later this year. The first single will be 'Gloria' and you can listen to it this Friday! – The Lumineers". Retrieved April 3, 2019 – via Twitter.
- Laudadio, Marisa (January 19, 2013). "Five Things to Know About The Lumineers". People. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
- Kot, Greg (April 12, 2012). "Lumineers specialize in audience participation". Chicago Tribune. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
- Laudadio, Melissa (January 19, 2013). "Five Things to Know About The Lumineers". People. New York, NY.
- Pareles, Jon (February 10, 2013). "Go West, Young Band". The New York Times. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
- "Folk-Rock Trio Discuss Their 2012 Self-Titled Album, Performing Live and Perform a Brief Acoustic Set". Grammy.com. August 8, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- "The Lumineers Biography". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- Gardner, Eriq (May 29, 2014). "Hollywood Docket: Lumineers Ex-Member; Rocky Top, Tennessee; 'Rambo Knives'". The Hollywood Reporter. Retrieved May 10, 2014.
- McDermott, Maeve (June 17, 2012). "Meet roots rockers The Lumineers". USA Today. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- Leggett, Steve. "The Lumineers: Biography". AllMusic. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
- Murphy, Tom (May 10, 2012). "The Lumineers shed light on Denver and their evolving sound". Westword. Retrieved May 10, 2012.
- Walsh, Cory (October 15, 2013). "Former Lumineer Maxwell Hughes to show off solo acoustic skills". Missoulian. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
- "The Lumineers Credits". AllMusic. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- "Inside Track: The Lumineers -". www.soundonsound.com.
- "Hart of Dixie Soundtrack". tunefind. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
- Morris, Christopher (September 22, 2012). "Band shines on slow road". Variety. Retrieved September 22, 2012.
- Sommer, Jason (January 6, 2012). ""Ho Hey" – The Lumineers". The Valut. Bark. Archived from the original on October 29, 2013. Retrieved January 6, 2012.
- "The Lumineers On 'World Cafe: Next'". World Cafe: Next. NPR. January 9, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- Knapp, Lonny (February 8, 2013). "Dine Alone Records: Small Canadian Label's Big Grammy Connections". Huffington Post. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- "The Lumineers — The Lumineers". Metacritic. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- Asok, Abhijith (January 29, 2013). "The Lumineers". Musicperk. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- "The Lumineers – Chart history". Billboard. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- Grise, Chrisanne (April 20, 2012). "Indie rock trio The Lumineers sees hard work pay off". Blast. Retrieved May 6, 2012.
- Riggs, Liz (April 26, 2012). "Chatting It Up With: The Lumineers". American Songwriter. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
- Bentley, Tiffany (May 31, 2013). "The Lumineers Solider[sic] On Through Bloody Stage Occurrence During a Live Set". Headline & Global News. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- Rogers, Ray (May 18, 2013). "The Lumineers' Neyla Pekarek Talks 'Ho Hey,' Jack White & Auto-Tune in Billboard Music Awards Q&A". Billboard. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- "THE LUMINEERS CONFIRMED FOR FIRST-EVER SA TOUR". www.facebook.com.
- "Adult Alternative Songs – 2012 Archive". Billboard. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- "Alternative Songs – Week of September 29, 2012". Billboard. September 29, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- "Alternative Songs – Week of October 6, 2012". Billboard. October 6, 2012. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- "Chart Highlights: Black Sabbath Returns To Rock Radio". Billboard. April 22, 2013. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- "The Lumineers – Ho Hey". aCharts. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- Ehrlich, Brenna (October 2, 2012). "Spotify Tells Us What New Yorkers Are Listening to While They're Ignoring Each Other on the Subway". Music Awards. Archived from the original on March 28, 2013. Retrieved April 3, 2015.
- "Winter EP". AllMusic. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- "The Lumineers". Recording Academy Grammy Awards. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
- "Chart Highlights: The Lumineers Shine Atop Adult Pop Songs". Billboard. December 24, 2012. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- "Adult Pop Songs – 2013 Archive". Billboard. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- "Adult Alternative Songs – 2013 Archive". Billboard. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- Mital, Sachyn (February 11, 2013). "The Lumineers: 2 February 2013 – New York". Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- Gillicker, Hannah (December 2012). "NEWS: The Lumineers Announce Additional Brixton Academy Date To Sold Out Debut UK Tour". Bring the Noise UK. Archived from the original on April 15, 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- Merriman, Rebecca (March 12, 2013). "LIVE REVIEW: The Lumineers Perform Sell-Out Show At Brixton Academy". Entertainment Wise. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- Hohnen, Mike (February 8, 2013). "The Lumineers Announce New Sydney Venue To Handle Massive Demand". Music Feeds. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- "Future Releases on Alternative Radio". All Access Music Group. Archived from the original on July 27, 2013. Retrieved July 27, 2013.
- Danton, Eric R (July 30, 2013). "Lumineers Play a Pair of Songs on 'Colbert'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- Trust, Gary (August 2, 2013). "Chart Moves: Macklemore & Ryan Lewis' Top 40 Airplay Feat, Swift and Sheeran Return". Billboard. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- Trust, Gary (February 19, 2014). "Imagine Dragons' 'Radioactive' Breaks Record For Longest Hot 100 Run". Billboard. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- Carlin, Shannon (July 23, 2013). "Listen To The Lumineers' New Song 'Darlene'". Radio.com. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- De Graeve, Nikki (November 2, 2013). "Reign – Season 1 Soundtrack Song List". Entertainment Outlook. Retrieved April 16, 2015.
- "BMI Catalog – "Scotland"". Archived from the original on 2015-04-15. Retrieved 2013-12-07.
- Brandle, Lars (November 30, 2014). "Jennifer Lawrence's 'The Hanging Tree' Nabs Top 20 Debuts in U.K., Australia". Billboard. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
- Weber, Lindsey (November 24, 2014). "What Is the Origin of Mockingjay's Haunting Song, 'The Hanging Tree'?". Vulture.com. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
- Merry, Stephanie (December 1, 2014). "Jennifer Lawrence: A reluctant pop star hits the charts with 'The Hanging Tree'". The Washington Post. Retrieved May 10, 2015.
- "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt.1 (Original Motion Picture Score) by James Newton Howard". iTunes. Apple. November 24, 2014. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
- "The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Pt. 1 (Original Motion Picture Soundtrack)". iTunes. December 3, 2014. Retrieved December 7, 2014.
- Ryan, Gavin (November 29, 2014). "Taylor Swift Is Number 1 ARIA Single". Noise11.com. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
- Deen, Sarah (November 27, 2014). "Jennifer Lawrence has entered the UK singles chart with The Hanging Tree". Metro. Retrieved November 30, 2014.
- Caulfield, Keith; Trust, Gary (November 4, 2014). "Jennifer Lawrence Debuts on Hot 100: 'The Hanging Tree' Bows at No. 12". Billboard. Retrieved November 4, 2014.
- "CHR – Available For Airplay". FMQB. Archived from the original on January 5, 2015. Retrieved January 5, 2015.
- Muller, Marissa G. (September 10, 2014). "The Lumineers Are Working on Their Next Album". Radio.com. Archived from the original on October 21, 2014. Retrieved April 14, 2015.
- "Cleopatra by The Lumineers". iTunes. Apple. Retrieved Feb 8, 2016.
- Strong, Martin C. (April 30, 2016). "The Lumineers Biography". The Great Rock Bible. Musselburgh, Midlothian, Scotland. Retrieved October 20, 2018.
- "Lumineers Announce New LP 'Cleopatra,' Debut Song 'Ophelia'". Rolling Stone.
- "The Lumineers set to break records with their #1 single 'Ophelia'". Axs.com.
- "The Lumineers Score Second Alternative Songs No. 1 With 'Ophelia'". Billboard.com.
- "Post Toasted – HITS Daily Double". Hitsdailydouble.com.
- "Alternative Songs – Year-End 2016". Billboard.com.
- "Rock Airplay Songs – Year-End 2016". Billborad.com.
- "A Study Of The Lumineers: Tragedy, Success, and Unchanging Sound :: Indie Shuffle". www.indieshuffle.com. Retrieved 2016-03-28.
- "Melodic Net – The Lumineers Get Their 3rd #1 Single At Alternative". www.melodic.net.
- "Beck's "Up All Night" Earns #1 At Alternative Radio". Headlineplanet.com. 10 December 2017.
- "HITS Daily Double : iGen – THE LUMINEERS- "Angela"". Hitsdailydouble.com.
- "The Lumineers release 'The Ballad Of Cleopatra' film". Music-News.com.
- "U2 > News > The Joshua Tree Tour 2017".
- "Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, The Lumineers at Safeco Field in Seattle, WA on Sat., Aug. 19, 7:30 p.m. 2017 – Seattle Music Events Calendar – The Stranger". The Stranger.
- "Tom Petty Announces London Show with Stevie Nicks and The Lumineers". jambands.com. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
- "Just Announced – The Lumineers Will End their World Tour in Denver". 303magazine.com. 27 February 2017.
- Halperin, Shirley (October 18, 2018). "The Lumineers' Neyla Pekarek Exits Band". Variety. Los Angeles, CA.
- "III by The Lumineers". Apple Music. Retrieved April 5, 2019.
- "For the Throne (Music Inspired by the HBO Series Game of Thrones) by Various Artists on Apple Music". Apple Music. Retrieved April 12, 2019.
- "SUNDAY AT BONNAROO 2019: CARDI B RIPS OUFIT>PHISH CONQUERS WITH LITTLE BREAKS OR BALLADS". glide magazine. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
- "The Lumineers Setlist". setlist.fm. Retrieved October 29, 2019.
- Johnson, Francie (September 13, 2012). "Colorado bands brings folk music to Birmingham". The Crimson White. University of Alabama. Retrieved September 14, 2012.
- Ben (November 5, 2012). "The Lumineers: Album Review". Launchpadvenue.com (album review). Archived from the original on April 15, 2015. Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- Roberts, Alister (November 6, 2012). "The Lumineers – The Lumineers Album Review". Contactmusic (album review). Retrieved April 13, 2015.
- Ratliff, Ben (February 11, 2013). "New Appreciation for the Old Days: A Little Bit Raw". The New York Times. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
- Rutherford, Kevin (March 9, 2015). "Mumford & Sons Bet It All On Electric Guitars". Radio.com. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
- Hogan, Marc (February 27, 2013). "Jack White Raves About Mumford & Sons and the Lumineers' 'Beautiful' Success". Spin. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
- "Alice Cooper Slams Mumford & Sons And The Lumineers, Says Labeling Them Rock Bands Is 'An Offense'". Huffington Post. July 13, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
- "Alice Cooper: 'Calling Mumford And Sons a rock band is an offence to rock 'n' roll'". NME. July 13, 2013. Retrieved June 14, 2015.
- Bang Showbiz (October 16, 2012). "Jeremiah Fraites – The Lumineers' diverse influences". Contactmusic. Retrieved April 21, 2014.
- Mateer, Chris (March 26, 2012). "A Chat With Wesley Keith Of The Lumineers, Hear The New Album Now!". Uprooted Music Revue. Retrieved April 15, 2015.
- "The Lumineers | A Message From Wes". Retrieved 2020-01-22.
- "The Lumineers | About". Retrieved 6 February 2020.