It hasn't been 11 full months since the Avett Brothers relaeased The Carpenter, the North Carolina band's most recent collection of bluegrass-inflected folk-rock. Given the length touring cycle that each major release generally spawns, fans had no reason to expect new music this year.
And yet here we are, on the brink of another full-length Avett Brothers record. Magpie and the Dandelion is due to be released on October 15th. Fans won't have to wait for the full release to sample the music on the new record. NPR Music brings you and exclusive stream of the new album's first single, "Another is Waiting."