In other news, THE AVETT BROTHERS premiered their brand new music video for “February Seven” on CMT yesterday.
The clip captures the song’s plaintive and poetic soul, telling an engaging story supported by elegant acoustic fingerpicking and vivid lyrics. It’s another unforgettable tale from the North Carolina folk rock stalwarts, and it draws listeners deep into the world of the band’s Grammy Award-nominated 2012 offering, The Carpenter [American Recordings/Republic Records]. The Carpenter is the first album to be released under the partnership between Rick Rubin’s legendary American Recordings and Republic Records. It was unanimously lauded upon release and debuted at #4 on the Billboard Top 200, giving The Avett Brothers their highest debut yet.
Rolling Stone, People, USA Today, and American Songwriter have sung the record’s praises. People called The Carpenter “an album that achieves rootsy bliss”, USA Today wrote, “They’ve constructed a near masterpiece”, Entertainment Weekly wrote, “The North Carolina siblings deliver another gorgeously crafted set of sad and soulful laments with acoustic guitars, sharply punctuated piano, and delicate cello”, and the Huffington Post said, “They dig deeper than ever on an album that’s at turns somber, achingly beautiful, and fully aware of the perils of life”.
THE AVETT BROTHERS performed on NBC’s “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon” and on ABC’s “Jimmy Kimmel LIVE!” twice in a few months’ time. The second time on Kimmel they were backed by the Brooklyn Philharmonic Orchestra for a heartfelt tribute to Brooklyn with the title track from their 2009 album “I and Love and You,” personally requested by the show’s host.
Over the years, the band has also become a live favorite amongst fans. The New York Post said, “This North Carolina bluegrass-pop sibling act is like Mumford & Sons with actual mountain credibility”, while Billboard added how “Scott and Seth Avett harmonize brightly over a rollicking honky-tonk groove”.
Their new tour dates will undoubtedly continue that tradition on an even grander scale.
4/11 Clemson, SC Littlejohn Coliseum
4/12 Wilmington, NC North Carolina Azalea Festival
4/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Tortuga Festival
4/28 Wilkesboro, NC MerleFest
5/16 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
5/17 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amphitheatre
5/24 Lewiston, NY Artpark
5/25 Columbus, OH The LC Pavilion – Outdoor Stage
6/7 Hunter, NY Mountain Jam
6/20 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center