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The Avett Brothers’ Seth Avett and Jessica Lea Mayfield cover Elliott Smith’s “Somebody That I Used To Know” — listen

on January 21, 2015, 4:45pm

On March 17th, Seth Avett of The Avett Brothers and Jessica Lea Mayfield will release a new album of Elliott Smith covers. The aptly-titled Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith features 12 classics, including “Between the Bars”, “Angeles”, and “Somebody That I Used To Know”, the latter of which is now streaming at NPR.com.

Over a bed of gentle acoustic guitar strums, the pair’s melancholic vocals sound especially alluring as they intertwine and unravel with much beauty and tenderness. In some ways, the original was a centerpiece of Smith’s fifth and final album, Figure 8; now, it serves an equally vital role in demonstrating the sheer warmth of Avett and Mayfield’s musical chemistry.

Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield Sing Elliott Smith Tracklist:
01. Between the Bars
02. Baby Britain
03. Fond Farewell
04. Somebody That I Used to Know
05. Let’s Get Lost
06. Twilight
07. Ballad of Big Nothing
08. Angel in the Snow
09. Pitseleh
10. Angeles
11. Roman Candle
12. Memory Lane

Avett and Mayfield have also lined up a special joint tour in support of the album. Consult the full itinerary below.

“An Evening With Seth Avett & Jessica Lea Mayfield” 2015 Tour Dates:
03/10 – Charlotte, NC @ McGlohon Theatre
03/11 – Alexandria, VA @ The Birchmere
03/12 – New York, NY @ Town Hall
03/14 – Glenside, PA @ Keswick Theatre
03/17 – Nashville, TN @ James K. Polk Theater
03/18 – Columbus, OH @ Southern Theatre
03/20 – Chicago, IL @ Athenaeum Theatre
03/22 – St. Paul, MN @ Fitzgerald Theater
03/24 – Boulder, CO @ Boulder Theater
03/26 – Seattle, WA @ Neptune Theatre
03/27 – Portland, OR @ Crystal Ballroom
03/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Palace of Fine Arts
03/31 – Los Angeles, CA @ Wilshire Ebell Theatre