The 4-Track EP Features Expansive Alternate Mixes and a Cover of the Bill Withers Classic “Lean On Me”

Rising singer-songwriter Avi Kaplan has released his Lean On Me EP on limited edition etched vinyl available exclusively via indie retailers and Avi’s online store beginning today. The 4-track Lean On Me EP was released digitally in August and features alternate mixes of “It Knows Me,” and “Chains,” which originally appeared on his acclaimed Mike Mogis produced debut EP, I’ll Get By, along with fan favorite “Aberdeen” and his moving cover of Bill Withers’ classic “Lean On Me”. To celebrate the vinyl release Avi will perform a special virtual in-store live from Nashville’s own Vinyl Tap next Tuesday, October 27th at 12noon CT. The performance will be broadcast via Avi’s YouTube Channel HERE.

Purchase/Listen to the Lean On Me EP HERE

Watch the Lean On Me EP Official Unboxing Video HERE  

On I’ll Get By, Kaplan’s debut EP for Fantasy Records released in February 2020, the former Pentatonix star shares personal stories about love, anxiety, loss, and his time growing up in the California Redwoods. With a range of sounds from soul to bluegrass, the songs were cast with acoustic guitar, pedal steel, organ and deep groove percussion that beautifully complements Kaplan’s haunting, otherworldly vocal ability. Melding early influences such as Bill Withers and Paul Simon with the textured, contemporary sounds of Fleet Foxes and Hozier, Kaplan’s striking introduction marks him as one of music’s most exciting new arrivals. 

While currently hard at work on new music for 2021, unfortunately Avi’s fall European tour has been postponed to next year due to the continuing challenges of COVID-19.  New shows have been added in Russia, Luxemburg and France and are on sale now. Updated routing is below. For tickets and information, please visit https://www.avikaplanofficial.com/.

Lean On Me EP Track List:

  1. It Knows Me (Alt Version)
  2. Chains (Alt Version)
  3. Aberdeen (Alt Version)
  4. Lean On Me

Avi Kaplan Fall 2021 European Tour Dates
10/22 – Moscow, RUS – Aglomerat Club
10/23 – St. Petersburg, RUS – MOD Club
10/27 – Copenhagen, DK – Vega Small Hall                               
10/29 – Hamburg, DE – Grunspan
10/30 – Cologne, DE – Live Music Hall
10/31 – Berlin, DE – Heimathafen                    
11/2 – Munich, DE – Backstage
11/3 – Zurich, CH – Plaza
11/4 – Vienna, AT – Arena Wien                       
11/6 – Krakow, PL – Kwadrat
11/7 – Warsaw, PL – Proxima
11/8 – Prague, CZ – Palac Akropolis                               
11/10 – Utrecht, NL – TivoliVrendenburg Pandora
11/11 – Nijmegen, NL – Doornroosje
11/12 – Brussels, BE – AB Flex
11/14 – Luxemburg District, LU – Den Atelier
11/16 – Paris, FR – Alhambra                                                          
11/18 – London, UK – Lafayette
11/20 – Manchester, UK – Band On The Wall

Photo Credit: Bree Marie Fish

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Youtube @ Avi Kaplan Music
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