The Avett Brothers “Closer Than Together” (American/Republic, 2019)

Prior to its release, Seth Avett laid out a mission statement for the Avett Brothers’ 10th full-length album by way of a four-paragraph letter. In it, he opines that “the last thing the world needs is another piece of sociopolitical commentary,” before going on to explain why some of the tracks on the album seem to break with the band’s tried-and-true formula and veer in that direction. He concludes the letter with the observation that “the Avett Brothers will probably never make a sociopolitical record. But if we did, it might sound something like this”. Continue reading “The Avett Brothers “Closer Than Together” (American/Republic, 2019)”

Video: The Avett Brothers “Tell The Truth”

We leave you this week dear reader in a similar place to the way we left you last week, with The Avett Brothers (whose name, thanks to this clip, I now realise I have been mispronouncing for years) playing a live version of a track from their lovely new album ‘Closer Than Together’ which is currently being dogpiled by Trump voters on Amazon for daring to have an opinion other than “USA! USA!” Stick with it boys, you must be doing something right. Have a good one.

Video: The Avett Brothers “Bang Bang”

The Avetts’ new album is on the way, the most political they’ve released and in this latest cut to be taken from the record they tackle gun violence. “Conceal and carry your fear,” sings Seth Avett on ‘Bang Bang’, “Don’t need no weapons here”. It’s as beautiful as anything they’ve made.

The Avett Brothers perform live on Jimmy Kimmel – Watch

North Carolina’s Avett Brothers have performed the songs ‘High Steppin’’ and ‘Trouble Letting Go’ from their forthcoming new album ‘Closer Than Together’ on Jimmy Kimmel Live! The band have also debuted the artwork for the record which comes out on American/Republic Records on Friday, October 4th which you can kind of see below, along with the videos. The band say of the record: “We [made] an album that is obviously informed by what is happening now on a grander scale all around us… because we are a part of it and it is a part of us.” Look out for a review on AUK next month. Continue reading “The Avett Brothers perform live on Jimmy Kimmel – Watch”

The Avett Brothers reveal new album details – Listen

We leave you this weekend dear dear readers with news that North Carolina’s Avett Brothers (featuring actual brothers) have announced details of their new album ‘Closer Than Together’ which lands on American/Republic Records on October 4th. You can watch the first single below which is creative to say the least. The Avetts clearly don’t like to stand still for too long. Continue reading “The Avett Brothers reveal new album details – Listen”