A Tune a Day…D

A Tune a Day…D

Dawes – From A Window Seat

Let’s stick with something from California and have a double from Dawes.

I first came across the band with their 2013 album ‘Stories Don’t End’ and since then they’ve been an ever-present on my playlist. Simply put, I think Taylor Goldsmith, the lead singer (and main songwriter for the band) tells great stories in his songs. The band together also add really nice harmonies, perhaps something synonymous (or coincidental) with the “Laurel Canyon sound” that they’re noted for. A claim that the band themselves refute.

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Their next album, 2015’s All Your Favorite Bands followed in a similar vain, but it was last year’s prohetically-gloomy titled “We’re All Gonna Die” where the band certainly took a bit of a musical detour and tried to rid themselves of that smooth, sunny, Californian vibe. I thought it was a bit up-and-down, patchy, and trying a bit too hard at times to set itself apart from their earlier efforts. 

Dawes – Things Happen (Live From An Evening With Dawes)

Upon checking their Youtube page, I see that they’ve uploaded a bunch of tunes from their “We’re All Gonna LIVE” tour. (see what they’ve done there?) and I’m looking forward to adding them to that playlist.

  • Special mention for the bands “Delta Spirit” and “Middle Brother”.

Author: From a Late Night Train

Teacher. Musician. Ponderer. Had lived in Seoul, South Korea since 2000. Moved back to Glasgow, Scotland in May 2017.

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