The Avett Brothers Discography, live show diary, and repository of paternity-test results.

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Surely, somebody here has a good thing to say about these up-and-coming young men. Though schooled in the old-timey traditions of North Carolina they still find ways to nod to the Violent Femmes. Their vocal harmonies are simultaneously peanut butter and lemon meringue, and their lyrical content is more honest and innocently observational than the CW industry has produced in a coon's age. Is it their countless title variations of "Pretty Girl from ..." (insert random city name) or does their reputation for live performances proceeds them even now (i.e. before you've even heard of them in the first place)? All this and more will certainly get them as much on-demand hip-action as you would care to shake a stick at - but, will anybody listen?

christoff, Tuesday, 15 May 2007 16:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

sounds like emo kids listened to too much m. ward

cutty, Tuesday, 15 May 2007 16:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

They annoy me.

billstevejim, Tuesday, 15 May 2007 20:40 (ten years ago) Permalink

Who wrote this bullshit?

I eat cannibals, Tuesday, 15 May 2007 20:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

http://charlotte.creativeloafing.com/binary/3cd52837/cha_music_feature1-1_200608.jpg

OMG I WUV THE AVETT BROS SOOO MUCH OMG

the table is the table, Tuesday, 15 May 2007 21:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

I kind of find Will you return? to be v stupid. But v fun. Don't hate me.

Drooone, Friday, 3 August 2007 10:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

There are five or six absolutely amazing tracks on Emotionalism and another eight or nine I could do without.

Simon H., Friday, 14 December 2007 03:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

I just listened. Terrible.

Mr. Goodman, Friday, 14 December 2007 03:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

seven months pass...

so i like these guys. i realize it's kind of like emo-grass, but what the fuck, guess i'm a sucker for sad folky harmony ridden stuff. get "shame" or "die die die" from "emotionalism" and see if you can deal with it.

Emily Bjurnhjam, Tuesday, 12 August 2008 03:48 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

every fucking indie kid i know loves this group

i want to fit in kinda but i just don't get it

lukevalentine, Sunday, 31 January 2010 06:33 (eight years ago) Permalink

I really liked Mignonette (and still do) a few years ago, but everything since has been super boring.

Mister Jim, Sunday, 31 January 2010 06:37 (eight years ago) Permalink

i guess i like the folkier / bluegrassier early stuff better

the latest LP sounded more Ben Folds-y iirc

lukevalentine, Sunday, 31 January 2010 06:40 (eight years ago) Permalink

Don't remember it too well to be honest. Sort of generic heartfelt acoustic stuff, I guess. I'm surprised it hasn't been more discussed around here though, as big as it's been on some year end lists. I thought there was a constituency for this sort of thing around here.

Mister Jim, Sunday, 31 January 2010 06:50 (eight years ago) Permalink

haven't heard avett before i and love and you - but have to say it really is quite good - seems like a lot of hipster backlash going on - really good songs, musicianship and vocals - wife and friends even think it's pretty striking - just listen and judge outside of the context --

jimmy_chop, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 21:52 (eight years ago) Permalink

i only know who this band is because their cd was in starbucks. this says more about me than them.

akm, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 22:34 (eight years ago) Permalink

i reckon im part of the "hpister backlash"

i just dont get it

lukevalentine, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 22:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

haha hipster*

lukevalentine, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 22:39 (eight years ago) Permalink

according to the san francisco chronicle (via wikipedia)
the avetts sounds like the

"heavy sadness of Townes Van Zandt, the light pop concision of Buddy Holly, the tuneful jangle of the Beatles, the raw energy of the Ramones."

if the group actually sounded like that, it would be one of all time favorites

but it just sounds kinda maudlin "heartfelt" acoustic music for post-emo indie kids

some of the songs on "Emotionalism" were v. catchy but still somehow annoying

lukevalentine, Wednesday, 10 February 2010 22:43 (eight years ago) Permalink

lol it's like ben folds five!

autotuna fish (Tape Store), Thursday, 11 February 2010 14:06 (eight years ago) Permalink

the latest LP sounded more Ben Folds-y iirc

― lukevalentine, Sunday, January 31, 2010 6:40 AM (2 weeks ago)

oops, someone beat me to it. but did people get this excited about ben folds five? i'm genuinely confused why i overhear old people talking about the avett brothers.

autotuna fish (Tape Store), Sunday, 14 February 2010 03:48 (eight years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

Went to see em in London last night. Great live performers, but there's some really ropey songwriting in there.

ithappens, Wednesday, 17 March 2010 10:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

six months pass...

just started to check out their crap. and yep, craptastic.

definatelypoopsmcgee (chrisv2010), Thursday, 14 October 2010 16:57 (seven years ago) Permalink

ILM in roots-rock hating shocka!!!!!!!!!

kornrulez6969, Thursday, 14 October 2010 18:08 (seven years ago) Permalink

sounds like emo kids listened to too much m. ward

― cutty, Tuesday, May 15, 2007 12:41 PM (3 years ago) Bookmark

Spot on. Lock thread.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Thursday, 14 October 2010 18:36 (seven years ago) Permalink

>>ILM in roots-rock hating shocka!!!!!!!!!

Not so much. There was no enthusiasm for 'em over in Rolling Country 2010.

Gorge, Thursday, 14 October 2010 18:55 (seven years ago) Permalink

I saw them at a festival this summer, and while I wouldn't go out of my way to see them again or listen to them on my own time, for that hour I liked them just fine. Really good singers and performers.

Taller than the president (Dan Peterson), Thursday, 14 October 2010 19:42 (seven years ago) Permalink

heard the i and love and you album in a record store a few weeks ago. thought it was pretty good for what it was. catchy tunes, energetic delivery and a distinctive sound. kinda surprised there aren't more defenders hereabouts. on the other hand, i didn't like their music enough to buy the record or even steal it from internet piracy sites which i have heard about. or, probably, ever listen to it again.

miss danilelle steven and her clitoral stimulator, away! (contenderizer), Thursday, 14 October 2010 19:56 (seven years ago) Permalink

isn't this just starbucks music essentially?

call all destroyer, Thursday, 14 October 2010 20:03 (seven years ago) Permalink

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aE7rkSELM3I

I don't know much about them, but "Murder In The City" is excellent

markers, Thursday, 14 October 2010 20:04 (seven years ago) Permalink

didn't like the last full-length much.

Simon H., Thursday, 14 October 2010 20:17 (seven years ago) Permalink

isn't this just starbucks music essentially?

― call all destroyer, Thursday, October 14, 2010 1:03 PM (43 minutes ago) Bookmark

what does this mean?

miss danilelle steven and her clitoral stimulator, away! (contenderizer), Thursday, 14 October 2010 20:47 (seven years ago) Permalink

four months pass...

If only their seemingly perpetually regenerating follicles could make biomass diesel... .. .

While their last album was littered with throw-aways-a-plenty, I cannot argue anything that might question the integrity of these guys. If a listening of "Sixteen (16) in July" or "Pretend Love" or "When I Drink" doesn't abide their altruism, nothing can.

These guys deserve your witness; true Troubadours.

P.S. fuck those that compare "Avett's" with Mumford & Sons; ...don't know shit!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nqJKyyI64MM
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEmv5C4Qphk
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fYerGCsv5kw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EfyIKTYECeA
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=abQRt6p8T7g

suspecterrain, Saturday, 12 March 2011 04:29 (six years ago) Permalink

six years pass...

the documentary on HBO is excellent

Milking the Soft Power Dividend (dandydonweiner), Monday, 12 February 2018 03:43 (six days ago) Permalink

threads where the OP sounds like it was probably written by a pr agent for the band

Fedora Dostoyevsky (man alive), Monday, 12 February 2018 03:44 (six days ago) Permalink

i didn't realize this band had been around for that long. yeah that first post has to be PR.

akm, Monday, 12 February 2018 14:58 (six days ago) Permalink


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