Thursday, August 8, 2013

Avett Brothers announce new album, release date

The Avett Brothers have always been a prolific bunch. Every time I've interviewed them about a new project it seems they're working two or three projects ahead. So it's not a huge surprise that little more than a year after releasing the Grammy nominated "The Carpenter" the Avetts will release another record. "The Magpie and the Dandelion" - a follow-up and possible companion to "The Carpenter" - will be released October 15.

You can listen to a new track from the upcoming album at NPR here. The group released the following message to fans earlier today:


We wanted to let you know what we've been up to this year.

It's been one of the most amazing years in our lives up to this point. Not only did we get our first Grammy Award nomination, but we played some of the most incredible shows we've ever done. That's what we really remember. Every night, there was this energy in the air. You could feel it in the gusts of wind or as the stars blanketed the sky. Everybody felt it, and it made each gig simply electric.

We've got to let you in on a little secret because you've been so good to us. While we were working on The Carpenter, we were so inspired that we wrote another record as well. During those sessions, we just felt it. Working with Rick Rubin again, we tapped into something very special. It's like everybody was in the same zone.

Now, we're ready for you to hear the record. It's called Magpie and the Dandelion, and it's out October 15. It's new and being heard for the first time.

If you think about a Magpie, it's a bird from the crow family. You can see them everywhere, and they've got this strange grace. And, we all know what a dandelion is. It reminds you of being a kid and watching a flower come apart on a summer day. There's a youthful wonder in that. Those kinds of feelings live and breathe inside this album.

As a little treat, our friends at, NPR are streaming the first single "Another Is Waiting"so you can have a taste of what's to come. We'll be back out on the road and are looking forward to sharing these new songs with you.

For now, enjoy the music.


The Avett Brothers