ACL Endorses | Dawes

When you listen to the soulful harmonies on the new album from the band Dawes you would guess that the guys were from Alabama, not California. Dawes is one part The Band, one part Eagles with a little country mixed in for good measure. Not a bad list of names to be compared to, if you ask me. When my pals Josh Moore and Jason Ross put the record on the other night, Dawes became an instant classic. The good news is the California quartet is out and about touring with San Diego’s Delta Spirit, check them out if you have a chance. (Note to NYers: Dawes is playing Bowery Ballroom on May 22nd.) Two tracks from Dawes’ self titled album after the jump.


That Western Skyline

When My Time Comes

Dawes (iTMS Link)

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Comments on “ACL Endorses | Dawes

    Steve on May 1, 2009 9:13 AM:

    Took your recommendation on US Royalty – glad I did. And I saw these guys with Delta Spirit in February (Columbus, OH). You clearly have a fine taste in music.

    Jerrod on May 1, 2009 9:27 AM:

    Damn… I needed this. Beautiful, soulful, classic rock and roll. Thanks for the recommend. I downloaded form itunes and have listened non-stop for an entire day.

    Clint on May 1, 2009 9:51 AM:

    Incredible. An instant classic indeed. I will be seeing their show in Seattle next week. Thanks Michael.

    Scott on May 1, 2009 10:04 AM:

    I like following your music recommendations. Do you like the Reigning Sound? Kind of an edgier, sadder, more soulful version of honky tonk r ‘n r, less polish.

    Anyway, keep up the good work!

    Chris on May 1, 2009 12:25 PM:

    Wow! Great harmony. I am trying to get Delta Spirit tickets for May but I don’t recall seeing Dawes on the line-up unfortunately.

    Michael Williams on May 1, 2009 3:33 PM:

    Dawes may be touring with another band now. They were touring with DS.


    garrett colton on May 1, 2009 4:04 PM:

    another great LA band to check out that is amazing live is Edward Sharpe –

    Dawes is great too..


    Tony on May 1, 2009 7:08 PM:

    Great tunes and a great band but I disagree on one point.

    I hear a lot of California in this band. The 1970’s Beach Boys vibe is all over the place in their songs.

    Redwing on May 1, 2009 10:35 PM:

    You should tell them to put their shows up on the I don’t work for the archive, but live music is the way to judge a band. Get it done! They’re missing out on a huge fan base!

    D Wilson on May 2, 2009 8:04 PM:

    Dawes has that great laid back sound of the 70s. Bought it and am happy I did. Thanks for the tip.

    Philip on May 3, 2009 2:18 PM:

    I like their stuff.
    I liked their cover of a cover better than there own stuff here.
    They’re good.

    Philip on May 3, 2009 2:19 PM:

    Whoops! I didn’t spell check.

    Dry Goods and Gear on May 4, 2009 2:24 PM:

    Great recommendation! I love all the bands that you associated them with, so I figured I couldn’t go wrong. Just picked it up on iTunes…good stuff.

    kim on May 5, 2009 8:12 PM:

    aww.. i love dawes. have been listening to them since they were simon dawes. like the sound/direction so much more now. also, they’re an incredibly nice group of boys.

    rpbharvey on May 7, 2009 12:48 PM:

    Good, but I’d go see them to see Deer Tick play…

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