The Avett Brothers – Bring Your Love To Me

The Avett Brothers (From left to right) Scott Avett, Joe Kwon, Bob Crawford, Seth Avett

Once again, The Avett Brothers do not fail to impress. The new album, Magpie and the Dandelion, is full of their classic sound, yet new melodies, harmonies, beats and ideas are prevalent throughout.

I’ve especially been enjoying Bring Your Love To Me. Seth Avett’s smooth, yet raw vocals will give you tingles. Especially the falsetto. The first verse was very relevant for me being that I’m a new dad:

Bring your love to me
I will hold it like a newborn child
One of my own blood
And I might just even sing a song
to keep it calm

The simple, yet unique guitar and banjo parts, accented by the piano, bass and cello will stir your heart. The drums entering at the end of the third verse have the same effect along with the rise in Seth’s vocals. Then comes the walk-up in the tag on the end of the chorus, instruments harmonizing with the vocals and one other, falling in unison. Love it.

I think this quote from the band’s website really sums up their style and why they have such a loyal fan base:

“The songs are honest: just chords with real voices singing real melodies. But, the heart and the energy with which they are sung, is really why people are talking, and why so many sing along.”
– See more at: http://www.theavettbrothers.com/band/#sthash.rzPXaUAp.dpuf

Listen to Bring Your Love To Me on Spotify and check out the whole album!

Bring your love to me
I will hold it like a newborn child
One of my own blood
And I might just even sing a song
to keep it calm

If you’re wondering, am I capable
God knows I am
And if it’s meant to be
I will go alone, God knows I can
Just not as well, and besides what kind of fun is there
to be had with no one else?

And I can only stand here still
And I can only hope you will
keep me in focus long enough to tell
I’m trying to help (that’s all)

Bring your love to me
I will hold it like a dandelion
One I want to save, one I want to keep
from the breeze that follows me and no one else

I can only stand here still
And I can only hope you will
keep me in focus long enough to tell
I’m trying to help

Live and Die by The Avett Brothers

Avett Brothers

If you’re a fan of The Avett Brothers you probably wasted no time listening to their latest album, The Carpenter. I thought I’d share this song both for the diehard fans and for those that haven’t delved into the album yet. I really recommend not just listening to the ‘hits’ but sitting down and absorbing the whole record. It’s worth it.

I always enjoy the band’s harmonies and sort of folk/country rock feel. I really admire their ability to write songs that seem fluid and natural. Live and Die is no exception to this.

Winter In My Heart by The Avett Brothers

I’ve taken a bit of a hiatus from The Passerby Blog, but I decided it’s about time to get back to it. I know my faithful readership has been dying for these posts to recommence. Right? Anyone?

I am amazed at the way The Avett Brothers are able to describe thoughts and feelings in their music which the average person can relate to, but may have otherwise had trouble articulating. And that seems to be the mission of folk and country singers, going back many many years, to reach into the common man and tug on his heart strings.

The Avett Brothers 2012 album, The Carpenter, is no exception to this. Particularly the song, Winter In My Heart. The imagery of the song is vivid. The melody is simple, yet beautiful and the strings accompanying them (I believe there is violin and lap steel) compliment the somber tone of the song perfectly. I’m excited to listen to this album more and delve into the tasty goodness within. Share your thoughts here if you’ve listened to the album!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qjSqa2RpRzw

It must be winter in my heart
There’s nothing warm in there, at all
I miss the Summer and the Spring
The floating, yellow leaves of Fall

A million colors fill my eyes
The Roman candles and the stars
Calendar says July 4th
But it’s still winter in my heart

They say flowers bloom in Spring
Red and Golden, Blue and Pink
They say seasons turn in time
Theirs our changing, why won’t mine?

It must be winter in my heart
There’s nothing warm in there at all
I miss the Summer and Spring
The floating, yellow leaves of Fall

The air in there is frigid cold
I don’t know what the reasons are
The calendar says August 1
But it’s still winter in my heart

They say flowers bloom in Spring
Red and Golden, Blue and Pink
They say seasons turn in time
Theirs our changing, why won’t mine?

It must be winter in my heart
I don’t know what the reasons are
It must be winter in my heart
I don’t know what the reasons are
It must be winter in my heart

P.S. Has anyone else noticed that much of the great music lately has come out of North Carolina?