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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. Todayâ€™s featured selection, chosen by Afternoon Show host Kevin Cole, is â€œShameâ€ 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 bandâ€™s heart-on-sleeve reaction to societyâ€™s detachment and numbness. Donâ€™t let the tagline misguide you, though — Emotionalism rocks like its predecessors, while musically and harmonically itâ€™s rolled even tighter. Check out the bandâ€™s MySpace page for a few cuts off the new record, or check out some of Scottâ€™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“):