The Avett Brothers Unveil New Album

BY Alex HudsonPublished Jun 28, 2012

Back in 2009, the Avett Brothers teamed up with studio master Rick Rubin for I and Love and You, which they released through the producer's American Recordings label. Now, they're ready to do it all over again with another Rubin-produced LP.

This one is called The Carpenter, and it will be out on September 11 via American/Republic. A press release promises that it contains "poignant and powerful songs," including "several of the group's signature harmony-driven acoustic ballads," along with the odd "boisterous" number.

At the bottom of the page, listen to the new single "Live and Die," which finds the band injecting a little buoyant pop into their folksy, sensitive sound.

The Avett Brothers will be spending the next few months touring heavily. Their schedule includes Canadian dates in Toronto and Fredericton. See the schedule below.

Tour dates:

6/28 Salt Lake City, UT - Gallivan Center

6/29 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Ampitheatre

6/30 Morrison, CO - Red Rocks Ampitheatre

7/3 Council Bluffs, IA - The Cove

7/5 Milwaukee, WI - Summerfest

7/6 Des Moines, IA - 80/35 Festival

7/7 Minneapolis, MN - Basilica Block Party

7/20 Glen Allen, VA - Innsbrook After Hours at Snagjob Pavilion

7/21 Camden, NJ - XPoNential Festival

7/22 Bridgeport, CT - Gathering of the Vibes

7/26 Kansas City, MO - Crossroads KC

7/27 Oklahoma City, OK - Chesapeake Energy Center

7/28 New Braunfels, TX - Whitewater Ampitheater

8/22 Chico, TX - California State University

8/24 Jacksonville, OR - Britt Pavilion

8/25 Troutdale, OR - Edgefield

8/26 Troutdale, OR - Edgefield

8/29 Palmer, AK - Alaska State Fair

8/31 Quincy, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre *

9/1 Quincy, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre *

9/2 Quincy, WA - Gorge Amphitheatre *

9/12 Toronto, ON - Molson Canadian Ampitheatre

9/14 Fredericton, NB - Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival

9/15 Burlinton, VT - Grand Point North Festival

9/16 Boston, MA - Bank of America Pavilion

9/18 New York, NY - Rumsey Playfield

9/21 Atlanta, GA - Music Midtown

9/23 Baltimore, MD - Pier Six Pavilion

9/28 Chicago, IL - Charter One Pavilion

9/29 St. Louis, MO - Fox Theater

9/30 Indianapolis, IN - White River State Park

10/12-14 Austin, TX - Austin City Limits

10/21 Clearwater, FL - Clearwater Jazz Festival

10/26-28 New Orleans, LA - Voodoo Experience

* with Dave Matthews Band

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