Mumford & Sons’ Marcus Mumford and The Vaccines’ vocalist Justin Young have recorded a session together, covering songs by both Bob Dylan and Neil Young.
The two frontmen teamed up for the Daytrotter website over the weekend. Mumford and Young laid down two tracks, both of them cover versions; Neil Young’s ‘Like A Hurricane’ and Bob Dylan’s ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright’. The results of the late night recording session are expected to be aired on the site in October.
Of the collaboration, Daytrotter founder Sean Moeller told NME: “It was about 2am in Troy, Ohio, Saturday night, when Marcus plucked Justin out of the waterpark pool on the Stopover grounds – the afterparty was raging ’til 4 am there – to come on up to the un-airconditioned Troy High School auditorium to record ‘Don’t Think Twice, It’s Alright’ and ‘Like A Hurricane’, learning them on the spot, while we, along with the exhausted superintendent of the school and his family looked on from the back row. Then we all went to the after-afterparty, smoked cigars, and got twice as smashed at The Leaf & Vine, in a ghostly town square.”
The session took place following Mumford & Sons’ Stopover event in Troy. The Vaccines are currently on the road with the band. Both play Guthrie, Oklahoma this weekend (September 6-7), alongside Haim, Alabama Shakes, Willy Mason, Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros and more, and the following weekend (September 13-14), they will be joined by Fun, The Walkmen and others in St Augustine, Florida.