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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 guitarist 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 harmonies of the Laurel Canyon sound (Crosby, Stills & Nash, Neil Young, Joni Mitchell), and also 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 18 on Billboard's Top Rock Albums chart. 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. Produced by Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse, Josh Ritter), the album also featured contributions from the Goldsmith brothers' former Simon Dawes bandmate Blake Mills. 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. The well-received album reached number one on Billboard's Folk Albums chart and number four on the Top Rock Albums chart, and helped raise the band's profile. In 2016, Dawes released their fifth studio album, We're All Gonna Die. The album found them once again reuniting with longtime associate Blake Mills, who handled production duties. Included on the album was the leadoff single "When the Tequila Runs Out." ~ 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.   Roll With the Punches
  14.   Someone Will
  15.   So Well
  16.   When the Tequila Runs Out
  17.   Fire Away
  18.   All Your Favorite Bands
  19.   Something in Common
  20.   Hey Lover
  21.   If You Let Me Be Your Anchor
  22.   We're All Gonna Die
  23.   Right on Time
  24.   When You Call My Name
  25.   Quitter
  26.   For No Good Reason
  27.   Roll Tide
  28.   To Be Completely Honest
  29.   I Can't Think About It Now
  30.   Somewhere Along the Way
  31.   Rest Easy
  32.   Bear Witness
  33.   The Way You Laugh
  34.   Coming Back to a Man
  35.   Less Than Five Miles Away
  36.   Picture of a Man
  37.   One of Us
  38.   Now That It's Too Late, Maria
  39.   Million Dollar Bill
  40.   Give Me Time
  41.   Still Gonna Die
  42.   As If By Design
  43.   Don't Send Me Away
  44.   From the Right Angle
  45.   Stories Don't End
  46.   Just Beneath the Surface (Reprise)
  47.   Moon In the Water
  48.   Take Me Out of the City
  49.   My Girl to Me
  50.   Bedside Manner
  51.   God Rest My Soul
  52.   Waiting for Your Call
  53.   Just My Luck
  54.   Strangers Getting Stranger
  55.   Peace in the Valley
  56.   Side Effects

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