True Sadness

Seth Avett True Sadness letterIn case you’re wondering what the new Avett Brothers album is going to sound like, Seth Avett wrote you a letter.

Since you might be like me and can’t read a lick of the small font, the key paragraph is at the bottom where he lists the influences for this album.

They are as follows:

Queen, Sister Rosetta Tharpe, Jimmie Rodgers, Tom Petty, Nine Inch Nails, Gillian Welch, Aretha Franklin, Walt Disney, Pink Floyd, Kings of Convenience, calypso of the 1950s and country of the 1930s. Rock and roll is here, as always.

You can click on the letter to get to the actual site and read the whole thing.

It sounds like quite bouillabaisse and one that could be a complete mess.  I’m thinking many loyal Avett Brothers fans but be disappointed but I can hear at least four to five of the listed influences in “Satan Pulls The Strings” and if you enjoy the ride the Brothers are taking you on, it kind of works.

For those that like the traditional sound of The Avett Brothers can find it in “Divorce Separation Blues”


True Sadness comes out today.


The Avett Brothers "True Sadness"

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