Release Date: Oct 4, 2019
Record label: Universal
Genre(s): Folk, Alt-Country, Pop/Rock, Alternative/Indie Rock, Alternative Folk
Never let it be said that the Avett Brothers aren't afraid to tangle with the mess of the modern world. Closer Than Together positively teems with the troubles of 2019, finding Seth and Scott Avett tackling the big issues: #MeToo, gun violence, political polarization, the existential question of what it means to be an American. Heady stuff, and the Avett Brothers treat it with po-faced sincerity, singing with plaintive earnestness and not above adding an overdubbed recitation to a sweetly breezy pop tune.