The Avett Brothers Prep Fall Album, Release New Single


The Avett Brothers premiered on Tuesday a new single from their upcoming album, The Carpenter. The track, titled “Live And Die,” follows in the strong Avett tradition of well-crafted, sentimental folk tunes. Longtime fans of the band may notice a slightly more polished sound than the group’s earliest work but those who fell in love with I And Love And You‘s emotional lyrics and intricate instrumentality should feel right at home.

In a recent Rolling Stone interview, the band’s banjo-player extraordinaire, Scott Avett, elaborated on the upcoming album:

I And Love And You was kind of the freshman attempt at Chapter Two of our existence as a band. This record is a much purer approach to that, which will be joyful and more painful in some ways.

Hear “Live And Die” below:

Scott also explained some of the challenges inherent in the new album, especially for bassist Bob Crawford, who has been working with the two Avett siblings since 2001. Crawford’s daughter was diagnosed with brain cancer last year and her condition has left its mark on the new material:

As we get older, a lot of the things we said in the past that we thought we believed about understanding life or death, I don’t know that we understood them as well as we do now and I don’t know that we understand them now, but we’re closer to an understanding. The hard times with Bob and his daughter’s illness was something that we woke up to and changed our lives entirely.

Another track from the upcoming album, has been a feature of The Avett Brothers’ live sets for the past several months. See a live performance of the song, called “The Once And Future Carpenter,” at the Americana Music Awards:

The Carpenter will be the second album by The Avett Brothers that features production from mega-producer Rick Rubin. Hi touch is widely credited for the cleaner sound I And Love And You attained in comparison to the Avett’s grittier early albums. It is currently slated for release on September 11. The Avett Brothers will be touring all summer long.


Attribution:

Rolling Stone: Q&A With The Avett Brothers’ Scott Avett


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