Sneak Peek | The Avett Brothers, ‘The Carpenter’

The Avett Brothers made a major splash with their song ‘I and Love and You’ back in 2009, but they haven’t released a full-length, feature album since then. That all changes in a couple of weeks. The Avett Brothers are set to release ‘The Carpenter’ on September 11th. The good news is: you don’t have to wait until then to hear their new jams. Instead, here’s a sneak peek!

The Avett Brothers The Carpenter New AlbumYou can listen to ‘The Carpenter’ in its entirety or you can hear the single tracks one by one (scroll to the list under the story). The Avett Brothers, who take a page from the same playbook as Mumford & Sons and The Lumineers, don’t disappoint with their new album. I haven’t had a ton of time to listen to every song, but ‘Live And Die‘ and ‘Down With the Shine’ are already among my favorites. The Avett Brothers even show off more of their rock band side (some call it “grungegrass”) in ‘Paul Newman vs The Demons’.

I was only introduced to The Avett Brothers about a year ago, but I quickly became a big fan of ‘I and Love and You‘. I liked the song so much that I snatched up their whole album (which goes by the same ‘I and Love and You‘ name) without even previewing the other tracks. I haven’t regretted the decision since. The album is worth every penny. I see ‘The Carpenter’ being the same way. I’ll definitely be one of the first to download the album on September 11th (or you can order in advance, of course).

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New Music Discovery | Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers

I’m going to warn you right now — this is one of the most random music posts you’ll find on my website. I enjoy all types of music, but I have to admit that I fall victim to a lot of the folksy tunes out there right now. Among others, I listen to Mumford & Sons, The Lumineers, Old Crow Medicine Show, and now Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers.

Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers Seattle

Zoe Muth

To say that I’m crazy about Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers is a stretch. I actually just learned about them. Like I’ve mentioned before, I usually flip through radio stations in my car when I’m driving around. I do that so I can get variety, and if I’m lucky, I can discover a new song or group. That’s what happened with Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers.

This is how it works: I flip through the stations until I either find a familiar song, a good beat/tune, or a nice voice. Zoe Muth fits the ‘nice voice’ category. I was first introduced to Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers about two months ago when I moved to Seattle. I heard a solid voice, stopped on the station (91.3 KBCS), and waited to hear who the band was. The result: Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers. I took note of the name and continued on with my life until about three weeks later when I heard another great voice on the radio. I didn’t even realize it was Zoe Muth at the time, but the DJ said her name again after the song. That means I’ve stopped to listen to Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers twice — not knowing who in the world they were either time. I think that says something.

Take a listen for yourself…

Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers are a little too old-school country for me (that’s why this post is so random), so it would take the right mood for me listen to one of their albums straight through. Their debut, self-titled album was released back in 2009, while their second album called Old Gold (only six songs long) was released in late June.

Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers Music

Zoe Muth

I honestly don’t know much about Zoe Muth and the Lost High Rollers. Both times I heard them on the radio the DJ boasted that they’re from Seattle, and their website backs that up as well. It looks like the group is currently on tour, travelling anywhere from California, to Tennessee, to Connecticut (so they’re not just popular in Seattle). Other than that — they’re pretty much a mystery to me. I just dig on some of their jams — or maybe simply Zoe’s voice.

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