The Lumineers undoubtedly are a folk rock-band, operating out of Denver, Colorado. The two founding members and songwriters from the Lumineers are Wesley Schultz (lead vocals, guitar) and Jeremiah Fraites (drums, percussion). Josh Fraites, the brother of Jeremiah and greatest friend of Schultz, died of the drug overdose in 2002. As a way to handle their loss, Schultz and Fraites began writing and performing together in New Jersey in 2002. Cellist and vocalist Neyla Pekarek joined the group in 2010, after giving an answer to a Craigslist ad.
The band’s self-titled debut album was published on Dualtone Records on April 3, 2012, eventually peaking at number 2 around the Billboard 200 chart in January 2013. As of December 2013, their debut album continues to be certified Platinum in the US and Ireland, with Gold certifications in the UK, Australia and Canada.