I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas, and that you're not finding it too difficult to trudge back to work. I for one had an awesome Christmas, wherein I received an Audio-Technica USB turntable--that is, a record player that can be used to convert vinyls to Mp3 format. Yes, in 2009 there are still bands that release new albums on 12" LP format, and it's becoming a more common practice. As CDs continue their inexorable slide into irrelevance, vinyl sales have actually increased over the last few years.
Today's Music Monday comes from one of my new vinyls. With a special nod to two of my Brosville-area readers, here's the Avett Brothers with the title track from I and Love and You.
The Avett Brothers hail from North Carolina, and over the last several years they've built up quite a devoted following in the indie music scene. They merged punk, bluegrass and rock instrumentations to create a unique sound that raised plenty of eyebrows, and by all accounts they put on a pretty kickin' live show. The album mentioned above is their first major-label release, coming out on American Records. Check out I and Love and You, and also look into their previous album Emotionalism.