There are way too many bands these days; A lot of them are really talented, some of them not so much. I created a new category for my music blog, “Band of The Month”, in an effort to help my followers discover new music.
Each month I become infatuated with a band. I will go through their entire catalog several times in an almost obsessive manner. The band I’m obsessed with this month is The Avett Brothers. Allow me to share with you why I think this band is so awesome.
The Avett Brothers are an indie folk rock band from Concord, North Carolina. Formed in 2000, the band is made up of two brothers, Scott Avett and Seth Avett. Where do we begin when talking about their influences; they draw from bluegrass, country, punk, pop melodies, folk, rock and roll, honky tonk, and ragtime.
I saw The Avett Brothers perform live for the first time in November of 2011 at Orlando Calling in Orlando, Florida; this is the day they stole my musical heart. In concert, the high-flying ensemble tears through tunes with unbridled energy, popping banjo and guitar strings right and left while inciting stomping singalongs. Known for being indie’s sentimentalist, they have profoundly deep lyrics, combine that with monster onstage energy, and you have yourself one of the best live bands around.
They currently have six studio albums released, with the seventh album being released on September 11, 2012:
“Country Was” (2002) “A Carolina Jubilee” (2003) “Mignonette” (2004)
“Four Thieves Gone: The Robbinsville Sessions” (2006) “Emotionalism” (2007)
“I and Love and You” (2009) “The Carpenter” (2012)
Each day I fall in love with a new song from them. Do your ears and heart a favor, and go give this band a listen.
Songs you must download:
“Die Die Die”, “Shame”, “Will You Return”, “Weight of Lies”, “Live and Die”, “I Never Knew You”, “Paranoia In B-flat Major”, “Tin Man”, “Laundry Room”, “November Blues”.
Find them on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/theavettbrothers
Follow them on Twitter: https://twitter.com/theavettbros