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I’ve been waiting for this album for some time! Along with the release of Mumford and Sons new album, this fall is certain to make your ears fall in love, perhaps for the first time, or all over again. This release came at a good time for me: I believe we get what we need, when we need it, and we bleed because we’re human, don’t be defeated.

It is a very subdued listen: generally their albums alternate from a slow song to an upbeat, get you on dancing on your feet track. This is their first album to break that  pattern. I’m not sure how I feel about it quite yet. With the theme of mortality running deep in The Carpenter, perhaps this album reflects their progress as human beings, Christians, musicians… what they have learned and come to reflect back over. It sounds like they are settling down, but I am certain they will be back to their head banging, grass folk, rocking ways before long.

I couldn’t be more thrilled with the Michigan love on this latest album. Starting with “The Once and Future Carpenter”, “I’m not from Detroit but her diesel engine carries me,” to the track “Pretty Girl From Michigan” in their classic “Pretty Girl From’ mantra.

Interestingly enough, their father, Jim Avett, has launched his musical career under the name, Jim Avett and Family.

Listen to The Carpenter here

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