I've previously written about these guys before, I said they were real-life North Carolina brothers, Scott & Seth Avett.
What are they up to lately? Well for starters, they've become a fan favorite across the country - earning them the title of "Mumford & Sons with actual mountain credibility" (New York Post).
What else is going on? They have a second single from their latest The Carpenter album coming out called "February Seven". To celebrate, starting on February 9th, the band is heading out on a national headlining tour.
See them on tour and find out why the siblings' album, The Carpenter is up for the 2013 Grammy for "Best Americana Album".
Confirmed tour dates:
02/09 Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre
02/10 Grand Rapids, MI DeltaPlex
02/12 Ann Arbor, MI Hill Auditorium
02/14 Fort Wayne, IN Embassy Theatre
02/15 Wheeling, WV Capitol Theatre
02/16 Charleston, WV Charleston Municipal
04/11 Clemson, SC Littlejohn Coliseum
04/12 Wilmington, NC NC Azalea Festival
04/14 Ft. Lauderdale, FL Tortuga Festival
04/28 Wilkesboro, NC MerleFest
05/16 Knoxville, TN Knoxville Civic Coliseum
05/17 Alpharetta, GA Verizon Wireless Amph
05/24 Lewiston, NY Artpark
05/25 Columbus, OH LC Pavilion
06/07 Hunter, NY Mountain Jam
06/20 Roanoke, VA Roanoke Civic Center
Not to be confused with School of Seven Bells, this Eight Bells band is from Portland and they are said to deliver "atmospheric sound". Their forthcoming full-length The Captain's Daughter is set for release in two weeks, February 19th, via Seventh Rule Recordings.
An early review from Steel for Brains of the album stated that "Eight Bells seem intent on giving the listener a broad canvas of sound to work with without seeming grandiose or tedious, and with The Captain’s Daughter they succeed on every level of that presumed intention."
Hear the song over at cvltnation.com.
Slice 9 (Sean James) is Atlanta's latest rap sensation. The young star recently commented on the state of the rap scene, "Everybody [in Atlanta] is ambitious. At the same time, everybody is competitive. When you want it, you really have to go get it."
Slice 9 signed a record deal with Future's Freebandz (distributed by Epic Records) after his song "Another One" was a big hit on Atlanta radio stations.
Billboard Magazine marked "Another One" as a hot "bubbling" song. They mentioned that the song debut at #40 on the Mainstream R&B/Hip-Hop, which is not bad for a relatively unknown artist.
Look for Slice 9's upcoming album, Established Forever sometime this year (2013).