94.9 FM The River presents The Avett Brothers New Album Signing at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct 15 (release date for their latest album Magpie and the Dandelion) at The Record Exchange (1105 W. Idaho St.). As always, this Record Exchange in-store event is free and all ages. The Avett Brothers are performing at Morrison Center later that evening (7:30 p.m.).
Want priority line placement at the signing? Beginning Friday, Oct. 11, purchase Magpie and the Dandelion on CD, deluxe CD or vinyl prior to the event and we’ll give you a VIP line wristband! (There will be a secondary line for customers without wristbands, which will follow the VIP line.) Free lithograph with purchase, too!
Listen to The River leading up to the event for your chance to win tickets to the Morrison Center show!
A LETTER FROM THE AVETT BROTHERS ABOUT MAGPIE AND THE DANDELION
It’s been one of the most amazing years in our lives up to this point. Not only did we get our first Grammy Award nomination, but we played some of the most incredible shows we’ve ever done. That’s what we really remember. Every night, there was this energy in the air. You could feel it in the gusts of wind or as the stars blanketed the sky. Everybody felt it, and it made each gig simply electric.
We’ve got to let you in on a little secret because you’ve been so good to us. While we were working on The Carpenter, we were so inspired that we wrote another record as well. During those sessions, we just felt it. Working with Rick Rubin again, we tapped into something very special. It’s like everybody was in the same zone.
If you think about a Magpie, it’s a bird from the crow family. You can see them everywhere, and they’ve got this strange grace. And, we all know what a dandelion is. It reminds you of being a kid and watching a flower come apart on a summer day. There’s a youthful wonder in that. Those kinds of feelings live and breathe inside this album.
As a little treat, our friends at NPR are streaming the first single “Another Is Waiting” so you can have a taste of what’s to come. We’ll be back out on the road and are looking forward to sharing these new songs with you.
For now, enjoy the music.
The Avett Brothers