Sound: The Gleam (2006) was an EP recorded by the Avett Brothers shortly after their album "Four Thieves Gone: The Robinsville Sessions". Like the Second Gleam (2008), the Avett's 2nd Gleam EP, the tone is soft acoustic. Each song is loaded with strong heart-felt sentiment, which paired with incredibly well worded storytelling, and vocals so parallel that the only explanation could be the genes, this album is a winner. // 8
Lyrics: Lyrics a strong suit that the Avett Brothers wear like a glove. Sometimes simple stories are the best. There may only be six songs on the EP but each one is strong in its' own way. Great songs resonate with you, this EP is full of them.
Find My Love, the last track on the album has this powerful line to boast as the story of someone who has just lost their love...
"Which is the poison and which is the wine?
The scent and the colors are so much alike
And how much of each will it take to decide,
When your at the table alone?" // 9
Overall Impression: This was the beginning of a great run of EP's that hopefully don't stop anytime soon. The Second Gleam, which is essentially an extension of this album, is also worth checking out. The Avett's have many sides and shades of music. This is the soft, powerful stuff artists hope to achieve. Please buy this music and fill some voids! // 9