The Avett Brothers are like a cross between The Libertines and Mumford and Sons via Carolina - in fact I wouldn't be surprised if The Avett Brother's hadn't been influenced by hearing The Libertines, and Mumford by hearing The Avetts - the chronology works.
I was on holiday in Houston Texas when I picked up one of their albums after hearing a track by them while browsing through a local record store near where I was staying that had a huge industrial floor-standing fan to keep the 112 temperature outside down!
For me they are one of the `where have you been all my life?!' moments. I can't believe it's taken so long to hear them, but happy to have found them.
This is one of THE most excellent live recordings! I've ever heard! For capturing the sheer excitement, madness and exuberance of the Avetts, but also, all the really sweetly beautiful moments of their very honest and personal lyrics. What also comes across is what great guys they are and how much they are enjoying playing for their home crowd.
I And Love And You, Murder In The City,The Ballad of Love and Hate, are some of the outstanding tracks, and look out for the albums I And Love And Hate and Emotionalism as a starting point to all of their great music. Even the false start of The Ballad of Love and Hate is a track I'm very glad they've included hear, it's just so sweet and honest how Seth Avett loses track of his lyrics and has to start again because he's `too happy' and it gives you an insight into the moment that's unique.
I can't wait to se them live, and in fact I will be in Canada in June when they are touring and praying I can hook up with one of their gigs!Sigh No MoreThe Libertines