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.
Of the new album Seth Avett says: “The last thing the world needs is another piece of sociopolitical commentary… We didn’t make a record that was meant to comment on the sociopolitical landscape that we live in. We did, however, make 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. ‘Closer Than Together’ is a record of obvious American origin – a creation that fittingly could only come about through hard work, measured freedom, awe-inspiring landscapes, and perfectly flawed individualism. The Avett Brothers will probably never make a sociopolitical record. But if we did, it might sound something like this.”
The video for ‘High Steppin’’ shows Scott Avett as a “rhinestone cowboy” and Seth as what some could describe as “death” as his passenger. The two ride together and encounter a stop in the road where Bob Crawford and steppers are waiting for them. In a spoken word interlude Seth Avett notes that “you can only live one day at a time, only drive one hot rod at a time, only say one word at a time, only think one thought at a time….”
Have a good one!
>>> Please help to support the running costs of Americana UK, run by enthusiasts in our spare time, by donating £2 a month to us - we'll send you an exclusive 20 track curated playlist every month plus the opportunity to win tickets and CDs. Click here for more information.