February 25, 2009

The glory days of the Avett Brothers

The Avett Brothers contributed recently to the marvelous series Hangin’ On E Street, where young rockers discuss Bruce’s influence on them and their music, and cover one of his songs. Wherever they piled all four of them to do this harmonica-laced cover (looks like backstage, or a warehouse), I want to be sitting right in the middle.

Glory Days (Springsteen cover) – The Avett Brothers

In addition to the current panorama of artists whose contributions are already live on the site (Gaslight Anthem, Ted Leo, Juliana Hatfield, etc), we can look forward to clips coming from Josh Ritter (maybe this one?), Pete Yorn (maybe this one?), and Birdmonster.

You know, I always thought this was a really sad song, and wondered how that gets overlooked.


  • [...] love the Avett Brothers. I love covers. By the transitive property, I love this. Wait, that isn’t the transitive property. I don’t love [...]

    Wednesday filler: Glory Days « — February 25, 2009 @ 8:58 am

  • Loving this series so much, but I suppose it really shouldn’t surprise me that so many of my favourite contemporary acts are so influenced by… one of my all-time favourite acts! Only five months til I finally see the man himself – can’t wait.

    last year's girl — February 25, 2009 @ 1:32 pm

  • awesome cover!!! loveeee it! wish it was in mp3 format

    josh — February 25, 2009 @ 8:53 pm

  • Dolph Ramseur (via avett message board) said it was recorded in a garage in Concord. Love it!

    barbara — February 25, 2009 @ 10:26 pm

  • The Avett Bros. are opening for DMB when they come to Houston. I wish it was the other way around.

    J — February 26, 2009 @ 6:49 am

  • Josh, look for the arrow a bit further down in the post. I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised.

    Tom — February 26, 2009 @ 9:19 am

  • Brian Fallon’s cover of Backstreets kills me. Best of the bunch. He’s *so close* to this music.


    Dave Hyndman — February 26, 2009 @ 10:38 am

  • yep, i added the mp3 this morning and have been listening to it on repeat. whee! such a raucous version. and indeed, i love when bob sings.

    browneheather — February 26, 2009 @ 11:17 am

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Location: Colorado, originally by way of California
Giving context to the torrent since 2005.

"I love the relationship that anyone has with music: because there's something in us that is beyond the reach of words, something that eludes and defies our best attempts to spit it out. It's the best part of us, probably, the richest and strangest part..."
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