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Mumford & Sons look a little different today.  They’re still scraggly, bearded white guys in boots and vests, but watch the group’s new video for “Hopeless Wanderer” and you’ll notice something’s a bit off.

That’s because the band members themselves are not actually present.  Instead, they’re played by actors Jason Sudeikis, Ed Helms, Jason Bateman and Will Forte, all of whom don’t look too out of place in Mumford-gear and singing folk songs (unlike, say, Zach Galifanakis in his Kanye video).

Recent musical trends have proved that Americana is a genre no longer confined within the Southern and rural Midwestern states.  Bands like Deer Tick (from Rhode Island) and Dawes (from Los Angeles) have proved that you don’t have to be from a specific part of the United States to be classified as country.  Even foreign bands like Mumford & Sons have been at the forefront of the Americana resurgence.