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Slow it down
on November 24, 2006
If any of you have ever seen the Avetts play live, you've heard songs like these (if you haven't then you need to go see them, seeing as they're one of the best live acts touring the country right now.) These are the songs that they play after string breaking intense tracks like "Talk on Indolence" and "Colorshow". They go so wild on some songs that sometimes they just need to slow down to get their breath back, and it's at these times you get to listen to just how beautiful and fragile their music can become. Most of these songs take me back to Carolina Jubilee with their similarities to Avett masterpieces like "November Blue" and "The Offering". "If It's The Beaches" may be the best song they've ever written. It is so heartbreakingly beautiful that it sort of shocks when you realize it's a breakup song. I'd have to say that a lot of first time fans that go to the Avett Bros' concerts go because of songs they've heard that display more of a punk twinge on bluegrass. They come back for songs like "When I Drink" and the songs they play like the ones on this album. If you've followed the Avett Brothers for a while now, I'd say this EP needs to be added to your collection immediately. It's one of their best. Short and sweet. If you haven't heard them before, pick this up and you're getting half of what they do. Buy their Live vol 2 for a better representation of what they do best. These gentlemen are revamping music in the south and I can't wait to see what they do next. True 5 star quality.