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The Avett Brothers' I and Love and You Streams Exclusively on NPR Music This Week

Sony Columbia Records - 09/22/2009

Columbia Records; On Tuesday, September 29th The Avett Brothers will release I and Love and You, their major label debut on American Recordings/Columbia Records. I and Love and You was produced by multi Grammy Award winner Rick Rubin. The band is set to perform the title track on the Late Show with David Letterman on Monday September 28. The band will also be seen performing another new track, "Laundry Room," on the Late Late Show with Craig Ferguson on Tuesday October 6th.

Beginning today, and running through September 29, NPR Music will host an Exclusive First Listen of I and Love and You on their website, www.npr.org/firstlisten, where fans will be able to get a sneak peak of the new album a week prior to release. NPR Music's distinctive Exclusive First Listen series recently showcased new music from such innovators as Wilco, Moby, Bjork and Neko Case.

The band's diverse style and consistent touring, along with independent releases, have helped the band build a loyal and rabid fan base. Rolling Stone recently highlighted the band in their 'Artists To Watch' proclaiming, "Over the course of a decade The Avett Brothers perfected a blend of bluegrass picking, country harmonies and rock & roll energy." While O Magazine proclaimed, "The North Carolina rock band creates elegiac Americana." The Avett Brothers have toured most of 2009 testing out new material, as well as their older songs. This year alone, the band has performed at SXSW Music Festival, New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival, as well as upcoming stops at Newport Folk Festival, Mulberry Mountain Festival, Outside Lands Festival, Britt Festival, Austin City Limits Festival and more (see full itinerary below).

  THE AVETT BROTHERS ON TOUR:
  9/22       Oxford, MS           The Lyric Oxford
  9/24       Memphis, TN          Minglewood Hall
  9/25       Little Rock, AR      Robinson Center Music Hall
  9/26       Tulsa, OK            Cain's Ballroom
  9/30       Toronto, ON          Horseshoe Tavern
  10/2       Austin, TX           Austin City Limits
  10/3       Baton Rouge, LA      Baton Rouge River Center
  10/5       Murray, KY           Lovett Auditorium Center
  10/15      Baltimore, MD        Rams Head Live
  10/16      Philadelphia, PA     Electric Factory
  10/17      New York, NY         Terminal 5
  10/18      Boston, MA           House of Blues
  10/20      Iowa City, IA        The Englert Theatre
  10/21      Madison, WI          Barrymore Theatre
  10/22      Urbana, IL           Canopy Club
  10/29      Huntington, WV       Keith Albee Theatre
  10/30      Louisville, KY       Louisville Palace
  10/31      Nashville, TN        Ryman Auditorium

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CONTACT: Benny Tarantini of Columbia Records, +1-212-833-5858,
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Web Site: http://www.theavettbrothers.com/