The Avett Brothers Announce 'Magpie and the Dandelion'

The Avett Brothers Announce 'Magpie and the Dandelion'
It's been less than a year since North Carolina folksters the Avett Brothers released their album The Carpenter, but the band have already announced the follow-up. Magpie and the Dandelion is due out on October 15.

Like the group's last couple of albums, this one was produced by Rick Rubin. In a letter to fans, the band explained, "If you think about a Magpie, it's a bird from the crow family. You can see them everywhere, and they've got this strange grace. And, we all know what a dandelion is. It reminds you of being a kid and watching a flower come apart on a summer day. There's a youthful wonder in that. Those kinds of feelings live and breathe inside this album."

The LP cut "Another Is Waiting" is streaming over at NPR. It's a buoyantly banjo-laced and pop-friendly folk rock number.

See the Avett Brothers' international tour schedule below. It includes dates in Edmonton this month and in Vancouver in October.

Tour dates:

08/09 Ridgefield, WA - Clark County Fair

08/10 Sandpoint, ID - The Festival at Sandpoint

08/11 Edmonton, AB - Gallagher Park

08/17 Gvarv, NO - Kartfestivalen

08/18 Oslo, NO - Rockefeller

08/19 Malmo, SE - Malmofestivalen

08/21 Antwerp, BE - Openluchttheater Rivierenhof

08/22 Utrecht, NL - Tivoli

08/24 Tonder, DK - Tonder Festivalen

09/07 Ottawa, ON - Ottawa Folk Festival

09/08 Montreal, QC - Metropolis

09/10 Halifax, NS - Rebecca Cohn Auditorium

09/12 Fredericton, NB - Harvest Jazz & Blues Festival

09/13 Bangor, ME - Darling's Waterfront Pavilion

09/14 Philadelphia, PA - Mann Center

09/17 Bloomington, IL - US Cellular Coliseum

09/20 Cleveland, OH - Jacobs Pavilion at Nautica

09/21 Columbia, MD - Virgin Mobile FreeFest

10/04 Albuquerque, NM - Kiva Auditorium

10/05 Mesa, AZ - Mesa Ampitheatre

10/06 Las Vegas, NV - The Cosmopolitan

10/09 Los Angeles, CA - Shrine Auditorium

10/10 Santa Barbara, CA - Santa Barbara Bowl

10/12 San Francisco, CA - America's Cup Pavilion

10/15 Boise, ID - Morrison Center

10/17 Vancouver, BC - Orpheum

10/18 Seattle, WA - Key Arena

10/20 Missoula, MT - The Adams Center

11/22 Chicago, IL - UIC Pavilion