The Avett Brothers released “Satan Pulls The Strings” today, a track from their forthcoming album True Sadness, which drops June 24.
Lead-singer and guitarist Seth Avett says in a statement that the song “started as a quiet and calm depression-era banjo song, and somehow in the studio it blossomed into a genre that I don’t even have a name for … the frenzied yet mechanical energy of it is a first for the band.”
Rick Rubin produced the new song, saying, “I’m happy to make records to reflect what’s done live. But to widen the palette of what’s possible might lead to different kinds of songwriting in the future, and just keep the creative process exciting for the band.”
Listen to “Satan Pulls The Strings” below.