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Mumford and Sons parody sports familiar faces

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Update: Original post referred to the video as a “parody,” but it could more accurately be called a parody of itself. It’s an official release by Mumford & Sons, made by the band to mock the band.

Looking deceptively like any other Mumford and Sons video, a new clip full of sunlight, strumming, barns, suspenders and old timey chic has gone viral, rising to the top throughout social media.

But it’s not Mumford and Sons. It’s a lampooning at the drum-beating, vaguely Amish hands of Jason Bateman, Will Forte, Jason Sudeikis and Ed Helms.

The comedians fill in for the band in the video for “Hopeless Wanderer,” which includes a host of gags that fit almost too well in the actual band’s aesthetic: A whole lot of weeping, a little do-si-do-ing, and some banjo-plucking fingers so hot they’re smoking—literally.

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