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California-based roots rock band Dawes were formed in the Los Angeles suburb of North Hills by brothers Taylor Goldsmith and Griffin Goldsmith (lead vocals/guitar and drums, respectively), Wylie Gelber (bass), and Alex Casnoff (guitar). They were previously in the band Simon Dawes, but after Blake Mills left the group, they changed the name (and added Casnoff, who was soon replaced by Tay Strathairn). Unlike the more intense indie rock sound they had as Simon Dawes, Dawes were heavily influenced by the gentle, acoustic-based musical trappings and rich vocal harmony of the Laurel Canyon sound (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell), as well as by the shambling, romanticized Americana of the Band. After connecting with producer Jonathan Wilson, the group began participating in informal jam sessions at Wilson's house with Bright Eyes' Conor Oberst, the Heartbreakers' Benmont Tench, and the Black Crowes' Chris Robinson. The loose feel of these get-togethers informed the group's aptly titled 2009 debut North Hills. The album was recorded in Laurel Canyon live to analog tape, which lent Dawes' recorded sound an authentically vintage vibe. The band's second album, 2011's Nothing Is Wrong had a similar feel to the debut and peaked at number 23 on the Billboard album charts. That same year, the band had a pair of unique experiences: playing at the Occupy Wall Street protests and appearing as themselves on a prime-time network television show (Parenthood). Stories Don't End, the group's hotly anticipated third studio album, arrived in 2013. Recorded in Nashville at the esteemed Woodland Studios with producer David Rawlings (Gillian Welch, Old Crow Medicine Show), the Hub-issued All Your Favorite Bands arrived in June 2015. ~ Pemberton Roach
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Top Songs by

  1.   Song
  2.   When My Time Comes
  3.   Time Spent In Los Angeles
  4.   That Western Skyline
  5.   If I Wanted Someone
  6.   Love Is All I Am
  7.   A Little Bit Of Everything
  8.   Things Happen
  9.   From a Window Seat
  10.   How Far We've Come
  11.   Most People
  12.   My Way Back Home
  13.   Someone Will
  14.   Fire Away
  15.   All Your Favorite Bands
  16.   So Well
  17.   Something in Common
  18.   Hey Lover
  19.   If You Let Me Be Your Anchor
  20.   Bear Witness
  21.   Now That It's Too Late, Maria
  22.   Rest Easy
  23.   Bedside Manner
  24.   Right on Time
  25.   Just My Luck
  26.   Just Beneath the Surface
  27.   Strangers Getting Stranger
  28.   Million Dollar Bill
  29.   Moon In the Water
  30.   Coming Back To a Man
  31.   Peace in the Valley
  32.   Take Me Out of the City
  33.   My Girl to Me
  34.   Stories Don't End
  35.   I Can't Think About It Now
  36.   Side Effects
  37.   When You Call My Name
  38.   Somewhere Along the Way
  39.   To Be Completely Honest
  40.   Give Me Time
  41.   Waiting for Your Call
  42.   Don't Send Me Away
  43.   God Rest My Soul
  44.   The Way You Laugh
  45.   From the Right Angle

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