Song of the Day: The Avett Brothers – Shame

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Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is “Shame” by The Avett Brothers from the 2007 release Emotionalism, available on Ramseur Records.

The Avett Brothers – Shame (MP3)

After breaking from former rock band Nemo, Scott and Seth Avett took material they had developed over numerous late-night jam sessions and recorded The Avett Brothers‘ first album, Country Was, in 2002. Acquiring stand-up bassist Bob Crawford in the process, this band has not looked back since, recently appearing at Coachella and slated for Bumbershoot later this year. The new album, Emotionalism, is the band’s heart-on-sleeve reaction to society’s detachment and numbness. Don’t let the tagline misguide you, though — Emotionalism rocks like its predecessors, while musically and harmonically it’s rolled even tighter. Check out the band’s MySpace page for a few cuts off the new record, or check out some of Scott’s oil paintings, viewable online.

Here’s a video for “Talk Of Indolence” showing the more raucous side of the Avett Brothers (for the more relaxed side check out “November Blue“):

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  1. valerieflames
    Posted June 4, 2007 at 1:48 am | Permalink

    The Avett Brothers are on tour all summer long in support of their new album “Emotionalism: – In Stores Now!

    6/7/07 Knoxville, TN
    Disc Exchange (Main Store) In-Store Performance!
    12:00 PM Noon

    2615 Chapman Highway
    Ph: (865) 573-5710
    6/7/07 Knoxville, TN
    Sundown in the City
    6/8/07 Chattanooga, TN
    Riverbend Festival
    6/10/07 Lawrence, KS
    Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival Midnight – Revival Tent
    6/13/07 Pittsburgh, PA
    Three Rivers Arts Festival
    6/16/07 Raleigh, NC
    North Carolina Museum of Art 8:00 PM
    Get tickets here!
    6/21/07 Telluride, CO
    Telluride Bluegrass Festival Later that night join us for the “Midnight Jam” at the Opera House!
    6/23/07 Manhattan, KS
    Country Stampede Music Festival Tuttle Creek State Park
    7/7/07 Sherman, NY
    Great Blue Heron Music Festival
    7/8/07 Cleveland, OH
    Beachland Ballroom 8:00 PM
    7/10/07 Indianapolis, IN
    The Vogue
    7/13/07 Minneapolis, MN
    Fine Line Music Cafe
    7/21/07 Baltimore, MD
    Artscape – Baltimore Festival of the Arts 5:00 PM
    7/22/07 Trumansburg, NY
    Finger Lakes GrassRoots Festival 5:30 PM
    7/25/07 Louisville, KY
    Waterfront Wednesdays – WFPK Riverfront Concert Series
    7/26/07 Lexington, KY
    The Dame 9:00 PM
    7/27/07 Nelson Township / Garrettsville, OH
    Nelson Ledges Quarry Park Two Sets!
    7:30 & 9:30
    Private Party
    8/3/07 Missoula, MT
    Wilma Theater 8:00 PM
    8/4/07 Spokane, WA
    Big Easy Concert House 7:30 PM
    8/5/07 Boring (Portland) OR
    Pickathon Exact Set Time TBA
    8/25/07 Denver, CO
    The Soiled Dove
    8/30/07 Boise, ID
    Big Easy Concert House 8:00 PM
    9/7/07 Norfolk, VA
    Attucks Theatre 8:00 PM
    9/14/07 Bristol, TN
    Rhythm & Roots Reunion
    9/20/07 Richmond, VA
    Toad’s Place 8:00 PM
    9/21/07 Charlottesville, VA
    Starr Hill Music Hall 10:00 PM
    9/22/07 Centreville, VA
    Capitol City Carnival Bull Run Special Events Center
    7700 Bull Run
    9/28/07 Huntsville, AL
    Big Spring Jam / Big Spring Park 8:00 PM
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    Rivertown Project – Bouckaert Farm
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