Watch The Avett Brothers covering Loudon Wainwright III’s The Swimming Song” live at SiriusXM. See The Avett Brothers discography for a list of all albums released by the band. Twice in merely a few months’ time.
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The Avett Brothers will play a Halloween Show on October 31 at Bon Secours Wellness Arena. True Sadness, the record that followed, achieved The Avett Brothers’ highest career debut to date and dominated multiple charts. The Rick Rubin-produced album hit #1 on Billboard’s Top Albums Chart, #1 Top Rock Albums Chart, #1 Digital Albums Chart, #3 on the Billboard Top 200 and scored two GRAMMY nominations. The Avett Brothers were inducted into the North Carolina Music Hall of Fame in 2016.
And then in touching base with them, they’re like, “Oh man, come on, who cares? We’re good.” These are people that we love and are our dear friends. It’s important to us that they know that we respect them. The song is one person’s reaction to something that he doesn’t like.
On Friday, the Avett Brothers released a new song, “Bang Bang,” another track from their forthcoming album, Closer Than Together. In the release notes for the album, the Avett Brothers wrote they “will probably never make a sociopolitical record. But if we did, it might sound something like this.” The new song “Bang Bang” stands as evidence of that.
Going through tough times—if that means a breakup, if that means a loss of some sort, perhaps the sickness or the death of someone who you love, a family member—there are all these tragedies that we live.
Scott and Seth Avett had the rural Southern upbringing the Mumfords can only dream about. The brothers still live less than a mile apart on the 60-acre Concord, North Carolina, farm where they grew up. The Avett family is prosperous and respected in the area: Their grandfather was the local Methodist preacher, and their dad, Jim, ran a successful welding business for 35 years.
They did not introduce any songs from their new album, surprisingly. Nor was the album for sale at merchant. I love everything about the Avett Brothers and this concert! First time at the Barclays center and was disappointed that there were no video screens.
Daniel Coston, photographer who worked with the Avetts early on: It takes a lot of gumption. I think it was instilled in them by their parents. They were just so supportive of what their kids were doing. They would do everything they had to to get their music out.
As the lead single for Closer Than Together, “High Steppin'” begins with an infectious synth beat slightly reminiscent of True Sadness’s dance- and hand-clap inducing “Ain’t No Man,” but “High Steppin'” quickly morphs into a richly layered arrangement with piano, drums, strings and vocal harmonies. The upbeat nature of the song belies its heavier lyrical theme, which is accentuated by Seth Avett’s spoken-word interlude that reflects on life’s challenges and its impermanence.
Scott was studying radio and art at East Carolina University (he’s owned a gallery in his hometown for a decade) when he bought a banjo. The brothers began performing songs by Old and in the Way and Ramblin’ Jack Elliott at parties – a lot of speed songs, just flying bluegrass songs,” says Scott. A friend introduced them to Bob Crawford, a Deadhead who had spent his twenties drifting through odd jobs. He’d just bought a stand-up bass and, after jamming with the Avetts on Going Down the Road Feeling Bad” in a parking lot, was invited to join the band. The Avett Brothers spent the next few years on the road, crashing everywhere from campgrounds to a drug dealer’s home, playing gigs at Dairy Queens, topless bars and trailer parks. They figured they’d peaked in 2004, when they each pulled in $6,000 for the entire year.
That has been the case since Scott and Seth began playing acoustic shows at night while working in a band called Nemo. When Nemo broke up in 2001, bassist Bob Crawford joined the duo and the Avett Brothers was born.
While touring for Four Thieves Gone Scott and Seth wrote and produced the six-song EP The Gleam , composed of more intimate songs than on their other records. The Gleam was released on Ramseur in September of 2006. 27 On September 7, 2006 Bob Crawford’s side project New Jersey Transient , aided by Seth Avett, Daniel Coolik, and Mike Cuzulak, released their self-titled album.
Brothers Scott and Seth Avett, bassist Bob Crawford and cellist Joe Kwon, who make up the Americana group, are best known for their poignant melodies and lyrics that evoke their everyday lives. Their newest album — which came out Friday — uses this approach to address topics pulled straight from the headlines.
On December 30, 2009, the first three “Timothy Seth Avett as Darling” albums were re-released through Ramseur Records. The first two albums, To Make The World Quiet and Killing the Headlamps, were re-mixed by Doug Williams at Electromagnetic Radiation studios and mastered for the first time by Brent Lambert at The Kitchen Mastering.
The Avetts occupy a somewhat unique place in music. At the time we started filming, they’d been around for over a decade, with a Grammy nomination and bunch of albums already under their belts. They were playing to arena crowds and had a rabid fan base, but they’d never gotten much radio play, never had a real hit.” When you mentioned them to most people, the usual response was, Who?” (That is still often the case.) We were intrigued by what the life of a successful working band who has operated somewhat under-the-radar is like.
The Avett Brothers return to Knoxville on Sunday, October 27, 2019 with special guests Trampled By Turtles. Tickets go on-sale Friday, June 28, 2019 at 10:00 am.
Not The Avett Brothers — America’s finest roots music band won’t release Closer Than Together” until Oct. 4, almost two months after the band stops at the Greek Theatre in Los Angeles this week.
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This is where they were at when they started to write True Sadness—or where Seth was at, anyway. In March, he penned a letter to Avett fans announcing the June 24 release date of the album, detailing how the line separating their domestic lives and their artistic pursuits had disintegrated in their 16 years of writing, recording, and touring behind their music. The Avett Brothers have always traded in first-person confessions and accounts—hell, “If It’s the Beaches” isn’t even the only song they’ve released that pulls from Scott’s answering machine—but as Seth said in his letter, their songs before True Sadness “would show mere versions of ourselves” instead of straight autobiography, and the cloak of narrative ambiguity was left in tatters upon the mastering of their ninth studio album.
For every charming (“Will You Return?”), rambunctious (“Kick Drum Heart”), or uplifting (“Morning Song”) tune for the congregation of the stadium, there’s a sad one that peels the listener’s heart into pulpy, ever-bleeding halves just as it did to the brother who wrote it. It was only a matter of time before the Avett Brothers arrived at True Sadness given the emotional compass of their songwriting: their path may take them down comical detours, cheerful turns, or hurt and angry bends, but their magnetic north tends to point toward the house of the heartbroken.
THE AVETT BROTHERS made mainstream waves with their 2009 major label debut, I and Love and You, landing at #16 on the Billboard Top 200 and garnering critical acclaim from Rolling Stone, Paste, New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and Time. 2012 saw The Carpenter hit #4 on the Billboard Top 200, while People, USA Today, and American Songwriter lauded the album. The group appeared on Jimmy Kimmel LIVE! twice in a few months’ time. During their second performance, the Brooklyn Philharmonic joined to pay homage to Brooklyn with “I and Love and You” at Mr. Kimmel’s request. Their eighth studio album, Magpie and the Dandelion, debuted at #5 on the Billboard Top 200. They performed on The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, The Late Show with David Letterman, and accompanied Chris Cornell for a Pearl Jam Tribute on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. The band supported The Rolling Stones in Raleigh during 2015’s Zip Code Tour.