Dawes return in 2013 with a new album “Stories Don’t End.” It is the first to be released on their own HUB Records label (through Virgin/EMI.) This follows two critically acclaimed records, “North Hills” and “Nothing Is Wrong,” both released in the UK on Loose Records. Rolling Stone gave the new album 4 out of 5 and described it as a "...quietly gripping, deceptively gleaming record."
“Stories Don’t End” is scheduled for UK release on 19th August to coincide with a UK & European tour that will include the bands previously announced appearance at the End Of The Road Festival (Aug 30th – Sept 1st).
“Stories Don’t End” has been produced by Jacquire King (whose credits include albums for Tom Waits, Kings of Leon and Norah Jones) and it will be preceded by first single “From The Right Angle” which is being released as a limited edition 7” for Record Store Day on April 20th. The singles B-side will be a previously unreleased version of live favourite “When My Time Comes”.
Dawes were last in the UK at the end of 2012 touring with Mumford & Sons and are just embarking on a six week tour of the US with Bob Dylan.
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.
The band play UK dates in Glasgow (Sept 2nd) and Brighton (Sept 4th). For full details and to request photopasses / tickets click here:
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