Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Tunesday: "Talk on Indolence," The Avett Brothers

Most people only know the mighty Avett Brothers for "Kick Drum Heart," "I and Love and You," and/or "Head Full of Doubt/Road Full of Promise." All three are excellent songs from the 2009 album "I and Love and You," but none is particularly awesome for running (an argument can be made for "KDH").

"Talk on Indolence," on the other hand, is made for running playlists. Lyrically, we have two songs — the intro where North Carolinians Scott and Seth Avett "rap" on not being indolent (funny how an energetic song about not liking work or exerting much energy is awesome for running) and the sing-song verses reminiscing wild, carefree days.

Overall, this track is raucous and fun. And you really can't beat the live video. Have you ever seen a cellist rock out as hard as Joe Kwon? Speaking of, definitely read this excellent Charlotte Observer piece on Kwon. Turns out he's quite the foodie ... and he blogs about it — Taste on Tour.  

And if you're looking for something a bit more quiet and painfully beautiful, give "Murder in the City" a go. Best lyric: "Always remember there is nothing worth sharing, like the love that let us share our name." Just another wonderful song that makes The Avett Brothers one of my favorites. I cannot wait to hear their new Rick Rubin-produced album, which is slated for a spring release (so says Rolling Stone).

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