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Avett Brothers Release Anew

Seth Avett – Photo: LTTL

The Avett Brothers

The Third Gleam

Out August 28 2020

Three-time Grammy nominees The Avett Brothers announce The Third Gleam, the third installment in their ongoing Gleam series, to be released August 28 on Loma Vista Recordings.

The album marks a return to The Avett Brothers’ roots with Seth and Scott Avett playing as a trio with longtime bassist Bob Crawford, and follows in the band’s tradition of sharing what’s on their minds and in their hearts as their lives, and the world around them, continue to evolve.

In the video Seth and Scott lay down their views about the new album and how it connects with these extraordinarily uncertain times via the pandemic and social/racial reform movements.

“The Third Gleam was finished before a virus and its carnage swept through humankind in the spring of 2020,” share Scott and Seth. “It was finished before the most recent injustices against black lives inspired outrage and a much-needed call for social reform and revolution. Through the fever pitch of fear over the pandemic, outcry in the wake of widely observable bigotry, and mourning over the death caused by both, we are united in conflict…put to task in the arenas of our fortitude, our morality, indeed the strength of our own souls, individually and collectively. It is a time of heightened experience; heightened response; heightened resolve. If you are reading or hearing this statement now, you are a part of it.

This is by no means a record defined by any specific social or cultural goal, nor is it informed by a singular challenge posed to humanity. It is merely the sound of my brother and I in a room, singing about what is on our minds and in our hearts at the time…sharing it now is about what sharing art is always about: another chance that we may partake in connecting with our brothers and sisters of this world, and hopefully joining you in noticing a speck of light gleaming in what appears to be a relatively long and dark night.”

The Third Gleam follows The Avett Brothers’ tenth studio album Closer Than Together, which was released in October 2019 to critical-acclaim.

The North Carolina Music Hall of Fame inductees rose to mainstream success with their 2009 major label debut, I and Love and You, and their star has continued to climb with being regarded as one of the leading voices in the rustic Americana music movement.

In 2017, The Avett Brothers released their documentary May It Last: A Portrait of The Avett Brothers, co-directed by Judd Apatow and Michael Bonfiglio, which followed the band as they wrote the album True Sadness. The album earned the band their second Grammy nomination for Best Americana Album, and their performance of “Ain’t No Man” received a nomination for Best American Roots Performance.

The Third Gleam Track List
1. Victory
2. I Should’ve Spent The Day With My Family
3. Prison To Heaven
4. Back Into The Light
5. Women Like You
6. Untitled #4
7. I Go To My Heart
8. The Fire




Avett Brothers Release Anew

Avett Brothers Release Anew

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