Photo: Noah Abrams
LA rock quartet Dawes are pleased to announce their upcoming tour of independent record stores throughout the U.S. As the band’s way of showing appreciation to supportive indie retail and their devoted fans, Dawes will be traveling the country performing songs off their forthcoming album titled Stories Don’t End in the most intimate of settings. The tour will begin at Waterloo Records in Austin, TX (SXSW) and continue with performances in Dallas, TX, Nashville, TN, Baltimore, MD, Portland, ME, Burlington, VT, and Minneapolis, MN.
Produced by Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Norah Jones, etc.) and being released on April 9, Stories Don’t End is Dawes’ first release on their own label, HUB Records. The album’s first single, “From A Window Seat,” recently premiered on RollingStone.comand will also be performed on Jimmy Kimmel Live on Thursday, May 16. Stream “From A Window Seat” HERE.
While the city of Los Angeles has been both an inspiration and a home to the four members of Dawes – Taylor Goldsmith (lead vocals, guitar), Wylie Gelber (bass), Tay Strathairn (keyboard), Griffin Goldsmith (drums, vocals) – they found themselves traveling East last fall to record their third album in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina. The tracks they laid down at Asheville’s Echo Mountain Studio have yielded a 12-song disc of tremendous sonic and narrative clarity, book-ended in classic album fashion by two very different versions of the wistful “Just Beneath The Surface” – a misleading title, really, since the songs stacked in between dig so deep. Stories Don’t End is not so much a departure from the quartet’s previous efforts as a distillation of them. It spotlights the group’s maturing skills as arrangers, performers and interpreters who shape the raw material supplied by chief songwriter and lead vocalist Taylor Goldsmith into an artfully concise and increasingly soulful sound.
Dawes will be making the following appearances during SXSW and at a number of independent record stores during March and April. Tour dates below.
11 – Austin, TX – The Parish – Rocket Fuel Party
12 – Austin, TX – Cedar Street Courtyard – DYN Music Meets Tech Party
13 – Austin, TX – The Stage on Sixth – Paste Magazine Party
13 – Austin, TX – Billy Reid Party
13 – Austin, TX – Moody Theatre
14 – Austin, TX – Antone’s – Pandora Discovery Den
15 – Austin, TX -The Mohawk – Ground Control Touring Showcase
16 – Austin, TX – Waterloo Records
16 – Austin, TX – San Jose Hotel – SXSan Jose
18 – Dallas, TX – Good Records
20 – Nashville, TN – Grimey’s
21 – Baltimore, MD – Sound Garden
27 – Portland, ME – Bull Moose
28 – Burlington, VT – Pure Pop
29 – Jay, VT – Foeger Ballroom at Jay Peak Resort
02 – Minneapolis, MN – Electric Fetus