We used to wash ourselves in the dustbowl: The Avett Brothers

Who? The Avett Brothers

What? Alt.country with a small pinch of bluegrass

Sounds Like? Ryan Adams and all those other people that don’t just rechew alt.country in a boring way

I have periods that i’m really into twang or americana-music, but i’m normally very picky. There is a lot of bad alt.country out there, or alt. Country i don’t like at least.

At first, I thought The Avett Brothers and their album Emotionalism was like one of those “oh my god not those cowboys again”-albums. But, in contrast to normal procedures i gave it enough chances (normal procedure? Two listens, if i don’t like it => away it goes).

I’m hooked. Completely. I’ve got the feeling i could listen to Emotionalism all of the time. Not all tracks (i’m e.g. not a big fan of the song Salina), but there are some incredibly nice songs on this album…

Take “the Ballad of love and hate”, which is one of the greatest ballads i’ve heard in a long time. It really hits me. But the more up-tempo songs are amazing too.. I think what i like most is the wonderful harmonic melodies… I’m a lo-fi guy, but if things sound perfect like this, i can get hooked at times.

But you already know my credo: don’t read, listen.

The Avett Brothers – The Ballad Of Love And Hate

The Avett Brothers – Paranoia In Bb Major

And because this song is great and has a wonderful Videoclip: Die Die Die

You can buy their albums here.. I just know Emotionalism, but that will change soon. Every recommendation is welcome!

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One Comment on “We used to wash ourselves in the dustbowl: The Avett Brothers”

  1. Walter Says:

    22-03-2010 at Paradiso, Amsterdam. I’ll be there!


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