I and Love and You is the 2009 major label debut by The Avett Brothers and produced by Rick Rubin.
The first single, “I and Love and You” was released on June 24, 2009, via free digital download. The album was released on vinyl on September 15, 2009, with the CD and digital formats becoming available on September 29, 2009. The album was available in streaming format on National Public Radio’s Web site prior to its release.
The song “I and Love and You” was chosen as the Starbucks iTunes Pick of the Week for September 22, 2009. From September 8 to October 8th, 2009, The Avett Brothers released a 13 chapter video series about I and Love and You, each chapter featuring one song from the album (one chapter at a time, posting each on various websites before collecting them for viewing on their own page).