New Release & Video: The Avett Brothers – Closer Than Together / High Steppin’

In a letter penned by Seth Avett, The Avett Brothers revealed that they will be releasing their new album, Closer Than Together on October 4, 2019

The first single from the record “High Steppin’” was also released along with its official music video…

The video for “High Steppin’” shows Scott Avett as a “rhinestone cowboy” and Seth Avett as what some could describe as “death” as his passenger. The two ride together and encounter a stop in the road where Bob Crawford and steppers are waiting for them. In a spoken word interlude Seth Avett notes that “you can only live one day at a time, only drive one hot rod at a time, only say one word at a time, only think one thought at a time….” A meaningful commentary on life that finishes with a hopeful ending

Seth’s mission statement touches on the inspiration behind the upcoming album, pulling from feelings about the current state of the world and observations reflected from the band’s own experiences. Seth Avett describes, “The last thing the world needs is another piece of sociopolitical commentary… We didn’t make a record that was meant to comment on the sociopolitical landscape that we live in. We did, however, make an album that is obviously informed by what is happening now on a grander scale all around us…because we are a part of it and it is a part of us…The Avett Brothers will probably never make a sociopolitical record. But if we did, it might sound something like this”

Read the full letter below…

Heralding the album’s impending arrival, The Avett Brothers continue on a string of tour dates throughout the year including three sold out nights at Red Rocks, The Greek Theatre in Los Angeles (August 22nd), and performances at Bonnaroo, Mountain Jam, and more. Not to mention their recently announced (and sold out) The Avett Brothers at the Beach four night festival in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic, February 27-March 2nd

See their full tour dates here: www.theavettbrothers.com/tour

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