The Avett Brothers rock out with their hearts out

Alex Gendreau

On the opening track of their newest release, The Avett Brothers sing about the three hardest words to say: I love you.

On their latest installment, I and Love and You, brothers Seth and Scott Avett have incorporated the idea that a lust for life can conquer all, despite its ups and downs. With the aid of upright bassist Bob Crawford, the brothers jam out to bring their listeners heartfelt roots rock.

Growing up in the heart of North Carolina  might do that to you. Although the album is a conglomerate of tunes about love, The Avett Brothers still take the time to capture the no-holds-barred attitude that is rock music. Songs like “”Ten Thousand Words”” and “”The Perfect Square”” capture the essence of classic folk rock, gritty vocals and all.

Their outlook on producing romanticized folk continually grows through each album them put on the shelves. I and Love and You is no exception. However, overall The Avett Brothers take a softer approach than can be seen in albums like The Second Gleam, which was released in 2008.

This doesn’t discredit I and Love and You or any other Avett Brothers project, but defines the diversity they have created within the modern generation of music.