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Seth Avett solo discs available again

Wednesday, December 30, 2009 – Seth Avett's two solo albums, which have been released under the moniker Timothy Seth Avett as Darling, are now available once again for sale. The albums will be available for sale at the upcoming shows in Knoxville, Tenn. Asheville, N.C., Atlanta and Dallas and on iTunes.

"In the year 2001, at 21..., I recorded an album entitled 'To Make the World Quiet.' The inspiration for the piece was urgent and impatient. There was no managerial or label involvement. There was no funding. Without any consideration towards who (if anyone) would hear the result of this outing, I happily executed each aspect of the process, including all writing, performance of each instrument, engineering and modest production."

Kenny Van Graham played lead guitar for two of the 11 songs on the first record

"The following year, I again, by the same process was obliged to record an album. 'Killing the Headlamps ' was the realization of this second venture as 'Darling'. Both albums were made on a four-track cassette recorder. I initially mixed them both on a low-fidelity home stereo in my kitchen (to yet another cassette). I spent a perhaps unhealthy amount of time with a ruler, an X-acto knife, and a real-time dual-deck cd duplicator, hand-assembling these two albums (along with the first couple thousand units of the first official Avett Brothers recording 'Country Was')."

"Until New Years Eve 2010, the only physical copies of these records laid in the hands of maybe a few hundred people that I sold them to personally. I have been honored by the continued interest in these early works as expressed by those who have inquired about them at Avett performances. It is this kind inquiry that has inspired me again; this time to make them readily available through a proper duplication and ordering process."

After Jan. 3, 2010, all three albums can be obtained from the website by download or through a mail-order process for the actual physical copies.

A set of five videos was created by Crackerfarm. Each video is a one-camera/one-angle performance of a song from one of the three Darling records. "These visual pieces are defined by their simplicity, as there has been no editing or audio overdubbing of any kind," Avett said.

Two of these videos are posted. For the next three weeks, a new video will be posted on Monday morning at 10 a.m. eastern on the Darling website.

"My sincere thanks go out to all who have made these current developments possible, not least of all to the Avett Brothers fans, who have graciously provided the fire to keep the interest in these solo works alive," Avett said.

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