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VIDEO: Avett Brothers’ Clip for ‘Morning Song’ Produced by Judd Apatow

Funny man makes somber video for serious band


For their latest video, alt-country act the Avett Brothers teamed up with Judd Apatow, who produced the Michael Bonfiglio-directed clip for “Morning Song.”

Despite Apatow’s involvement with the clip, don’t expect any Seth Rogen pop ups, McLovin cameos or Anchorman-esque humor. Instead the video stays true to the Avett Brothers’ stripped-down musical ethos, with the video focusing on the brothers as they play their solemn song in a church, interspersed with slow-motion images of rural America in winter and long walks down railroad tracks, banjos in tow.

While Apatow fans will miss the chance for a Talladega Nights crossover, fans of the Avett Brothers’ folksy blues will love the acoustic version of the song that appears on their recent album, Magpie and the Dandelion.

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