Listen to The Avett Brothers' new song, "Murder in the City"

May 30, 2008  |  3:45pm
Just to whet your EP anticipation, North Carolina grasspunks The Avett Brothers have released "Murder In The City," the first single from their upcoming The Second Gleam. Listen to it here:


Murder in the City - The Avett Brothers


Despite the morbid title, the song is a lilting acoustic charmer with lyrics pondering the permanence of family ties. It's available online now, in advance of the disc's release on July 22.

Featuring six tracks, The Second Gleam is the second in The Avett Brothers' The Gleam EP series (clever title, no?) and follows the May release of 2007's excellent Emotionalism LP.

Meanwhile, the band of brothers is keeping busy this summer touring all over the country.

Those dates:

June
5 - Scottown, Ohio @ Appalachian Uprising
6 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Vogue
7 - Columbia, Mo. @ Blue Note
8 - Lawrence, Kan. @ Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival
14 - Manchester, Tenn. @ Bonnaroo
18 - Glen Allen, Va. @ Innsbrook Pavilion
19 - Norfolk, Va. @ Attucks Theatre
20 - Alexandria, Va. @ The Birchmere
21 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Three Rivers Arts Festival

July
2 - Asbury Park, N.J. @ The Stone Pony
3 - Troy, N.Y. @ Revolution Hall
4 - Sherman, N.Y. @ Great Blue Heron Festival
5 - Rochester, N.Y. @ Water Street Music Hall
9 - New York, N.Y. @ River to River Festival
10 - Dewey Beach, Del. @ Bottle & Cork
11 - Masontown, W.V. @ All Good Music Fesitval
12 - Bristol, Tenn. @ Paramount Center For The Arts
18 - Somerset, Ky. @ Master Musicians Festival
26 - Cary, N.C. @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park
27 - Floyd, Va. @ FloydFest
29 - Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground
31 - Edgartown, Mass. @ Outerland

August
2 - Northampton, Mass. @ Iron Horse
19 - Steamboat Springs, Colo. @ Strings Music Pavilion
23 - Veneta, Ore. @ Secret House Vineyards
24 - Portland, Ore. @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre
27 - Seattle, Wash. @ Woodland Park Zoo
30 - Camp Mather, Calif. @ Strawberry Music Fesitval

September
14 - Morrison, Colo. @ Monolith Festival

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