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Concerts

The Avett Brothers perform at the 2013 Newport Folk Festival.

July 28, 2013 Watch the roots band encore with "I And Love And You" and hear the full set.

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The Americana Music Awards

September 9, 2010 Listen to the Americana Music Association's ninth annual awards concert in its entirety.

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The Avett Brothers perform at the 2010 Newport Folk Festival.

August 1, 2010 Hear the band give one of its warmly appealing, engagingly frenetic live shows live in Newport, R.I.

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June 12, 2010 Hear the band's high-energy, warm-hearted fusion of folk, bluegrass and rock, live from Bonnaroo.

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August 1, 2009 The band stomped and hollered through a high-energy Newport set spanning its history.

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March 18, 2009 The uniquely modern, harmony-drenced Southern roots-rockers premiere new music live in concert.

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Studio Sessions

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May 27, 2013 Hear the dynamic, thought-provoking folk-rock band play songs from its latest album, The Carpenter.

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The Avett Brothers; courtesy of the artist

December 29, 2009 Hear the alternately pensive and frenetic roots-rock band in a session on World Cafe.

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The Avett Brothers performing a Tiny Desk Concert.

June 22, 2009 Hear the harmony-drenched roots-rock band perform a kinetic, frenetic set in the NPR Music offices.

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May 20, 2008 The close-knit roots-rock group plays new songs and talks to KEXP about growing up on punk rock.

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February 15, 2006 The Avett Brothers' latest CD showcases their evolving approach to bluegrass and country.

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Interviews & Profiles

The Avett Brothers are real-life siblings Scott (left) and Seth Avett (right), and bass player Bob Crawford. The band's newest album is The Carpenter.

August 26, 2012 The band's latest album focuses on mortality, a theme that has dominated the members' lives of late.

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December 29, 2009 Hear the alternately pensive and frenetic roots-rock band in a session on World Cafe.

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Discover Songs

Screenshot of new Avett Brothers video

July 14, 2010 See the spare but stunning new video for the band's song "Head Full Of Doubt/Road Full Of Promise."

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June 16, 2010 The NPR Music gang examines some of the highlights from this year's Bonnaroo Music Festival.

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December 7, 2009 All Songs Considered listeners pick the top 25 albums of 2009.

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September 21, 2009 Hear I and Love and You in its entirety for the week leading up to its release on Sept. 29.

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September 15, 2009 The band's blisteringly kinetic "Slight Figure of Speech" sets off like firecrackers on a string.

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October 24, 2008 In "Tear Down the House," Seth and Scott Avett again ruminate on the nature of memory.

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October 2, 2008 Hear five songs to guide you through the pitfalls of your doomed relationship with a coworker.

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August 11, 2008 Innovators Brian Eno and David Byrne make their first new record in 27 years.

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December 24, 2007 Song of the Day editor Stephen Thompson picks his 10 favorite CDs of 2007.

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November 29, 2007 The past looms large in The Avett Brothers' "The Weight of Lies" — it often needs to be exorcised.

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September 27, 2007 In "Yardsale," The Avett Brothers' members study the past before soaking it in gas and burning it.

Reviews

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September 15, 2009 The band's blisteringly kinetic "Slight Figure of Speech" sets off like firecrackers on a string.

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October 24, 2008 In "Tear Down the House," Seth and Scott Avett again ruminate on the nature of memory.

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November 29, 2007 The past looms large in The Avett Brothers' "The Weight of Lies" — it often needs to be exorcised.

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September 27, 2007 In "Yardsale," The Avett Brothers' members study the past before soaking it in gas and burning it.

More Stories

Grizzly Bear's newest full-length, Shields, is one of a heaping handful of exciting new rock albums out this month.

September 11, 2012 Critic Tom Moon discusses some of the albums he's most excited about this season.

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Vampire Weekend's Modern Vampires of the City was the most popular record in our listener poll for the best music of 2013.

December 12, 2013 See what albums NPR listeners picked in our year-end poll for the best music of 2013.

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Clockwise from upper left: Cults, Lily and Madeleine, Kishi Bashi, The Avett Brothers

August 13, 2013 Great songs from favorites old (Cults, The Avett Brothers) and new (Weed, Lily & Madeleine).

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The Avett Brothers will release Magpie and the Dandelion on Oct. 15

August 8, 2013 From an album due out in October, the new track accomplishes everything an Avetts song should.

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The Avett Brothers' new album, The Carpenter, will be released on Sept. 11.

August 29, 2012 The Carpenter dispenses hook-filled anthems amid introspective looks at mortality and devotion.

The Avett Brothers Field Recordings video shoot

August 22, 2012 Situated on a tour bus in a New Jersey parking lot, Seth and Scott Avett perform "Live and Die."

The Avett Brothers' new album, Magpie and the Dandelion, comes out Oct. 15.

October 8, 2013 The band examines the balance between daily pressures and a need for connection and contentedness.

Top row (left to right): The Antlers, Cat Power; Middle row: Bill Fay, Sean Rowe, Nas; Bottom row: Christian Scott, JEFF The Brotherhood

June 26, 2012 Hear exclusive song premieres from The Avett Brothers, Cat Power, The Antlers and more.

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Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros perform a Tiny Desk Concert in 2009.

August 10, 2011 This week, All Songs Considered looks at three and a half years of live music at the NPR offices.

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28th May 1974:  Teenage fans at a David Cassidy concert at White City, London.  (Photo by Tim Graham/Evening Standard/Getty Images)

July 19, 2011 The All Songs gang and listeners spill on the tunes that bring them to tears.

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In the depths of breakup-induced despair, even a trip to Chuck E. Cheese won't cure what ails you. You need songs that understand.

February 10, 2011 Follow the five stages of breakup music, from denial to a bitterness that masquerades as acceptance.

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  • Artist: The Avett Brothers
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