Van Morrison, Avett Brothers Plan New Albums for Fall Release
Both Van Morrison and the Avett Brothers have announced that they will release new albums before the end of the year.
The legendary Morrison will release Born to Sing: No Plan B on October 2, via Blue Note Records. Since the early 1990s, Morrison has released records on various record labels, and released his 2003 work What’s Wrong With This Picture? on Blue Note, as well. In a press release announcing the new album, Morrison speaks highly of the label that has traditionally focused on jazz releases.
“With most record companies being so corporate I am happy to be working with Don Was and the team at Blue Note,” he said in the statement. “To have such a creative music person as the head of my recording label assures me that all the effort taken to write and record this new album will be rewarded with a music-based focus and marketing approach.
The Avett Brothers have once again teamed up with Rick Rubin for their next album, The Carpenter, which is set to be released on September 11. The album will be the group’s first since 2009’s I and Love and You. That album and the subsequent tours to support it broke the North Carolina artist to a more widespread audience that it had previously known. The group had spent the previous decade building a dedicated following through nearly constant touring.
Rick Rubin speaks highly of the two brothers that give the Avett Brothers their name.
“It is always inspiring to be around Seth and Scott,” he said in a press release for the album. “They may well be the most sincere and genuine people I’ve ever met, and that quality shines through in their writing. Particularly on this new album, the continued to surprise me with how deep they would go during the writing process, how personal their songwriting was. They are both amazing people.”
The band recently kicked off a tour that is currently scheduled to run through October of this year.