Dawes will release its seventh studio LP, "Good Luck With Whatever," on Rounder on Oct. 2.
Produced Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit) at Nashville's RCA Studio A, Dawes released "Who Do You Think You're Talking To?" today.
This marks Dawes' debut with Rounder following self-released discs, including "Stories Don't End" in 2013, "All Your Favorite Bands" in 2015, "We're All Gonna Die" in 2016 and "Passwords" in 2018.
"In the past, I've definitely been more precious about the way I wanted the songs to sound, but that's never as fun," lead singer Taylor Goldsmith said. "The music we make is everyone's mode of expression, and the other guys all have chops that I don't have and never will. The fact that we're able to lean on each other and celebrate each other as individuals just makes us so much more excited about getting to play together in this band."
Dawes also includes Griffin Goldsmith (drums), Wylie Gelber (bass) and Lee Pardini (keys).
Dawes recently unveiled "Live from Richmond, Va.," an 11-track concert recording available exclusively as a digital download via Bandcamp. All proceeds will be divided between Reform LA Jails and Black Lives Matter Los Angeles.
Dawes is Taylor Goldsmith (guitars, vocals),
The track list is:
Still Feel Like A Kid
Good Luck With Whatever
Between The Zero and The One
None Of My Business
St. Augustine At Night
Who Do You Think You're Talking To?
Didn't Fix Me
Free As We Want To Be
The title to Dawes' new live album is - one assumes - a jokey reference to the band's recent studio album, "We're All Gonna Die." But don't let this album's optimistic moniker lull you into the impression it's somehow filled with happy songs. No, it's a career overview of this act's sunny Southern California grooves, which support dark reflections on our contemporary complicated lives.
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