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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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  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.   If You Let Me Be Your Anchor
  18.   Hey Lover
  19.   Something in Common
  20.   Moon In the Water
  21.   Give Me Time
  22.   Right on Time
  23.   When You Call My Name
  24.   Now That It's Too Late, Maria
  25.   Don't Send Me Away
  26.   Somewhere Along the Way
  27.   Rest Easy
  28.   Bear Witness
  29.   Just My Luck
  30.   Just Beneath the Surface
  31.   The Way You Laugh
  32.   Million Dollar Bill
  33.   Bedside Manner
  34.   God Rest My Soul
  35.   I Can't Think About It Now
  36.   My Girl to Me
  37.   Take Me Out of the City
  38.   Peace in the Valley
  39.   Coming Back To a Man
  40.   To Be Completely Honest
  41.   Side Effects
  42.   Stories Don't End
  43.   Waiting for Your Call
  44.   Strangers Getting Stranger
  45.   From the Right Angle

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