I and Love and You

I was thinking about music today. More specifically, about the act of ripping music from other peoples' iPods into my own library. I have only done this once in the past year, and am generally quite good about purchasing music for the sake of supporting the musicians that I love. Even so, I felt a twinge of guilt as I thought of the albums I haven't bought in the past few months. My mind immediately wandered to The Avett Brothers. Their new album, I and Love and You, is really good (understatement of the year). These are some of the nicest, most sincere and deserving dudes I've ever met...so why had I not bought this album yet? I've listened to it on NPR.com a bajillion times, seen them play the songs live, saw that the album was being sold at Starbucks, and even walked right past it at my favorite local record store last weekend. The Avett Brothers for NPR's Tiny Desk Concerts...

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During the 15 minutes I spent writing this blog post, I went on iTunes and bought I and Love and You.

Other albums I've bought lately:

The Swell Season - Strict Joy <-- Glen Hansard & Marketa Irglova from the film Once

Little Joy - Little Joy <-- Los Hermanos singer/guitarist Rodrigo Amarante & The Strokes drummer Fabrizio Moretti

Kings of Leon - Only By Night

Pete Yorn - Back & Fourth

Monsters of Folk - Monsters of Folk <-- M. Ward, Conor Oberst, Yim Yames (lead singer of My Morning Jacket), and Mike Mogus

The Features - Some Kind of Salvation