Monday, August 23, 2010

Artist of the Week: Dawes

Artist of the Week: Dawes

I stumbled upon Dawes, a four-piece band from Los, Angeles, at this year’s Newport Folk Festival, and I was instantly taken with their endearing folk rock. Hailing from the renowned Laurel Canyon region of California, they don’t shy away from their influences, infusing the warm harmonies of CSNY and the comforting melodies of The Band into their familiar sound. What really set these guys apart though are the lyrics, inspired and poetic, yet somehow instantly germane and deeply human. They’re debut album, North Hills, came out last summer, and it is a compelling collection of Americana songs that show a remarkable maturity for a few guys in their early twenties.

-- Jared Iversen

Listen to a few tracks below:

Dawes & The Morning Benders "When My Time Comes" from Yours Truly on Vimeo.


Caroline said...

yeahhhh i love them so much. "as if something that's written should be taken as true, but every path i have taken and conclusion i drew would put truth back under the knife" they are so smart. and good looking

moogie said...

yeah really moving stuff, particularly the second video. good find J