The Avett Brothers have been making their way up the ladder the last several years, breaking out of cult status to ink a deal with Sony/Columbia a few years ago. After that, they teamed up for the first time with high-profile producer Rick Rubin to deliver a highly praised disc - I and Love and You. That album earned them a considerably larger national (and international) audience even as it introduced their banjo-and-guitar-driven sound to a more mainstream audience.
Now, the brothers are back with a stirring disc of more intensely personal songs and earnest emotions. This time, they brought Rubin along again, along with an array of strings and horns, to make their most ambitious and daring artistic statement yet. Does it work? Check out my full review of the Avett Brothers The Carpenter for more info.
image courtesy Sony/Columbia