By Huntress Thompson
Famed North Carolina folk outfit The Avett Brothers have leaked their new single Live and Die to NPR, and it’s now pottering about here and there on the internet too.
Listen after the jump.
This will be the first release from their upcoming The Carpenter album, produced by fellow beard mongerer Rick Rubin.
The Carpenter will be their sixth studio release.
Live and Die is a distinct departure from the band’s sound. The first few seconds remind me of Air Supply’s All Out of Love, which is fairly unsettling. It moves on fairly swiftly from there.
What do you think – right direction?
In the vacuum between dark and light, Siouxsie Sioux and Emmylou Harris, Amelie and Travis Bickle, Huntress Thompson is an idiot lost, and reporting from the field. If you’re after irrational, impassioned rants about cupcakes and Johnny Cash (and you probably aren’t), she’s grumpy, but she’s your girl.