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The Avett Brothers Sing Heavy Metal Songs, Destroy Your Mullets

By Dustin Rowles | Videos | October 1, 2013 | Comments ()


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Are you guys familiar with The Avett Brothers? I am, because I am white, of a certain age, like alt-bluegrass, and I am terribly unhip, which makes The Avett Brothers one of my favorite bands. They are also the best reason in the world to greenlight a sequel to O Brother, Where Are Thou?.

Last night,on Jimmy Fallon, they slowed down some heavy metal songs, added a banjo and some four-part harmonies, and well, Black Sabbath’s “Iron Man” and Metallica’s “One” will never be the same. That’s not a bad thing.

Somewhere, TK is fetal-balling the shit out of a corner right now.



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  • idiosynchronic

    Wankers. The Cleverlys are doing it better.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • Bert_McGurt

    I've mentioned these guys before, but if you're looking for something a little darker than Mumford or The Avett Brothers, you should really check out Elliott Brood (particularly their Ambassador album). They're one of my absolute favourite bands and they put on a hell of a live show. The last time I went I couldn't hear right for three days - quite the accomplishment for a band who has three members, two of whom regularly play banjo or ukelele.

    I hope these work (I can access youTube at work but the videos won't play):

    Acer Negundo - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    Johnny Rooke - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    And a couple from their other albums:

    Without Again - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    Edge of Town - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

    If I Get Old - http://www.youtube.com/watch?v...

  • oilybohunk7

    My takeaway is that to be in this genre you have to have a name that involves a familial relation of some sort.

  • Bert_McGurt

    Well, in this case it's just a name. None of the guys are related nor are any of them even named Elliott.

  • X

    Scott and Seth Avett are brothers.

  • oilybohunk7

    I was just talking about the names - brothers, sons, brood.

  • BWeaves

    I would buy this album. Make it so.

  • Sara_Tonin00

    Um, awesome. I only came to know the Avett Brothers because some snob on Pajiba said that they were "darker and more authentic than Mumford & Sons." I find that only to be marginally true, but I've been enjoying Carpenter since last Christmas.

    so "alt-bluegrass" is the term for it, eh? I'm also Whitey McWhitenstein, and a fan.

  • JJ

    To be fair, calling the Avett Brothers "darker" than Mumford is like calling your chai tea latte "darker" because you went easy on the soy milk.

  • NateMan

    Aww, I really wanted to hear all of 'One'. But still pretty great.

  • TK

    Covering "One" is basically covering the easy listening phase of Metallica. Get back to me when they cover "Leper Messiah" or "Creeping Death."

  • Fabius_Maximus
  • Fabius_Maximus

    Mullets? You don't have any idea about metalheads, do you?

    And to further play the killjoy: the concept is not exactly new.

  • Fredo

    Hayseed Dixie?

  • Fabius_Maximus

    Iron Horse.

    There is also Pickin on Clapton, but their repertoire is rather limited.

  • That is fucking awesome.
    And now I'm putting the originals on again, because they're even better.

  • Michelle

    Yes! Love this.

  • Basement Boy

    I also love these guys, and am always glad to see their sense of humor pop up.

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