Roundup: R. Plant Marries His Bandmate; New Music en Route from Mumford, Ben Folds 5

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Mumford & Sons‘ second album, Babel, will be release Sept. 25. It will be available to pre-order on the band’s website on July 23. Said the band in a statement: “We had started writing new songs well before we got into the studio to record. At first, we peeled ourselves off the road quite reluctantly. We love playing live, obviously, but it had also become an important part of our creative process, we had been writing and rehearsing in soundchecks, and sort of ‘road-testing’ new songs on our very gracious audiences. But then we fell in love with recording again.”

Meanwhile, Ben Folds Five has announced they’ve reunited for their first album in 13 years. Called The Sound of the Life of the Mind, it will be out Sept. 18.

In an interview with UK’s Independent, Robert Plant quietly confirmed rumors that he went and married his Band of Joy bandmate Patty Griffin.  “I eloped and ran off to Texas,” he said. “So now I spend half my time there and half here.” In Texas, he told the paper he lives in “an old crack house in Austin.”

Passion Pit has canceled several tour dates while frontman Michael Angelakos works on “improving my mental health,” according to a statement on the band’s website.

Deep Purple keyboardist Jon Lord has died, Rolling Stone reports. Lord’s organ sound was a key part of the band’s sound during their early-mid-70s heyday on tracks like “Highway Star.” Lord also spent six years in Whitesnake.

Green Day is out with “Oh Love,” their first single from their forthcoming trio of albums. Hear it at Music Mix. Meanwhile, The xx have released “Angels,” the first single from their forthcoming album, Coexist. Hear it on their website.

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