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Mumford & Sons — the poster children du jour for the bearded, be-flannelled, and dancing-barefoot-in-the-barn folk-lovers — are not easy to get on the phone these days. So, after protracted negotiations with their reps that came to nought, we settled for a sit-down with the one band member we'd only ever dreamed of getting: Marcus Mumford's ratty-ass vest.

How long have you been strapped across that geetar-strummin' man's chest? Since the beginning of time. "Little Lion Man" was actually written by me, about my time as Marcus's vest as a boy.

We didn't want to bring this up, but we heard little Liam Gallagher was going around saying the band looks like they have nits. And that they only eat lentil soup. I've had enough lentil soup dribbled on me to know that shit is definitely true. As for the nits . . . look, the nits are happy. They love "I Will Wait" just as much as the rest of you lot, and this way they always have box seats, so to speak.

Those boys are goddamn masters of the vowel. Have a favorite? The popular vote is "I," but that's also the rookie choice. I myself prefer a good solid "O." Or maybe the "au" double-whammy.

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MUMFORD & SONS :: TD Garden, 100 Legends Way, Boston :: February 5 :: 7pm :: All Ages :: SOLD OUT :: 617.624.1050 or tdgarden.com 

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