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

The Avett Brothers

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:

June5 - Scottown, Ohio @ Appalachian Uprising6 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ The Vogue7 - Columbia, Mo. @ Blue Note8 - Lawrence, Kan. @ Wakarusa Music & Camping Festival14 - Manchester, Tenn. @ Bonnaroo18 - Glen Allen, Va. @ Innsbrook Pavilion19 - Norfolk, Va. @ Attucks Theatre20 - Alexandria, Va. @ The Birchmere21 - Pittsburgh, Pa. @ Three Rivers Arts Festival
July2 - Asbury Park, N.J. @ The Stone Pony3 - Troy, N.Y. @ Revolution Hall4 - Sherman, N.Y. @ Great Blue Heron Festival5 - Rochester, N.Y. @ Water Street Music Hall9 - New York, N.Y. @ River to River Festival10 - Dewey Beach, Del. @ Bottle & Cork11 - Masontown, W.V. @ All Good Music Fesitval12 - Bristol, Tenn. @ Paramount Center For The Arts18 - Somerset, Ky. @ Master Musicians Festival26 - Cary, N.C. @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre at Regency Park27 - Floyd, Va. @ FloydFest29 - Burlington, Vt. @ Higher Ground31 - Edgartown, Mass. @ Outerland
August2 - Northampton, Mass. @ Iron Horse19 - Steamboat Springs, Colo. @ Strings Music Pavilion23 - Veneta, Ore. @ Secret House Vineyards24 - Portland, Ore. @ Oregon Zoo Amphitheatre27 - Seattle, Wash. @ Woodland Park Zoo30 - Camp Mather, Calif. @ Strawberry Music Fesitval
September14 - Morrison, Colo. @ Monolith Festival
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