So I was listening to the excellent new Bowerbirds album and my stream on conscience lead me to think of their fellow Raleigh Americanaists, The Avett Brothers. I knew the bros have been working on a new album with "The” Rick Rubin for the past year but we had to yet to hear a peep from it. So I check out their website and sure enough, as of today, their first single is out and free! "I and Love and You" is a steady growing piano driven ballad that will be not only a perfect introduction to the new album but also to the band it's self, as along with their major label release will come a major amount of new fans. Come the due date of 9/29, it seems to be all but a certainty that this will be the Year Of the Avett. These guys are too talented, too earnest, and just too good to stay under the radar. I and love and you might be three of the hardest words to say but July, August and September are going to be three of the longest months to wait for this album. Download: "I and Love and You"
Oh yeah and the Bowerbirds album is really great too. Listen to Northern Lights: "Northern Lights