74: The Hipster Music Digest, episode 2 featuring The Avett Brothers

We have this week for your listening pleasure, the melodious country-minded tunes from the Avett Brothers. The band is made up (primarily) of Scott and Seth Avett, who began musically in their native North Carolina in the late nineties, releasing their first self-titled EP in 2000. Since then, they have released seven full-length albums, four EPs, and three full-length live albums. They maintain a rigorous touring schedule, and though they favor blue-grass, roots oriented venues, they can hardly be called run of the mill country singers!

“Murder in the City” has the innocence of a child’s lullaby, the wisdom of a psalm and the placid instrumentation of a folk song:

The charming reel-like strains of “Live and Die” will be stuck in your head for at least ten days. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Don’t you love that pretty banjo???

And like all self-respecting country driven artists, they have a good amount of sorrowful tunes:

Another favorite of mine, “Die Die Die”: the bridge of which sounds slightly Paul McCartney-ish, don’t you think?

So now, dear reader, how would YOU classify the Avett Brothers?

Our favorite YouTubers and youtube videos

CUTENESS

Three-year old describes Star Wars

Cutest mouse ever

Squealing penguin

Montee the hairless cat

Startled cat

Sneezing panda

Clara the dancing baby

HUMOUR/COMEDY

Julian Smith (and his alter-ego Jeffery Dallas) bring you a myriad of funny. It was an incredibly difficult choice, but we narrowed it to three:

Look at that vid, de-lish

Moving out

-Our other favorite, “Hot Kool-aid”

And last but most certainly not least, our all-time favorite youtube video, the cure for Monday-itis, the epitome of all that is treacherously laughable, may I present Olan Rogers:

Ghost in the stalls

About his childhood camping trip

CATCHY JINGLES THAT WILL BE STUCK IN YOUR HEAD TIL THE END OF TIME

Babies are fun

Song about random things in my room

Where’s the chapstick?