Dawes “Good Luck With Whatever” (Rounder Records, 2020)

Nashville’s famed RCA studio A has a renowned roster of great recording sessions dating back to its birth in 1965, from the Beach Boys and BB King, to recent albums by Jason Isbell and Chris Stapleton. The latest release from LA-based Dawes–their seventh studio album– shares production credits with Isbell and Stapleton, producer Dave Cobb having made Studio A his recording home. As would be expected from the six-time Grammy award winner Cobb, ‘Good Luck With Whatever’ features top-notch production, letting the all-original songs shine, with varied arrangements maintaining listener interest throughout the nine tracks. Continue reading “Dawes “Good Luck With Whatever” (Rounder Records, 2020)”

Interview: Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes talks to Josip Radic in Zagreb

This interview represents a bit of a first for Americana UK. We in the UK may be hurtling towards Brexit, but at AUK Towers we are doing our small bit to maintain active relations with Europe, and in the true spirit of togetherness with our European colleagues, we are publishing an interview with Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes by Josip Radic, from Zagreb. Taylor Goldsmith is promoting the new Dawes album ‘Good Luck With Whatever’ , recorded with Grammy Award-winning roots music producer Dave Cobb. For those AUK readers who are interested, you can keep a lookout for Josip Radic’s band’s new album, ‘May’, by Kensington Lima.  Continue reading “Interview: Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes talks to Josip Radic in Zagreb”

Something for the weekend: Dawes “St. Augustine at Night”

Well that’s it from us until Monday, and we leave you this week dear reader with a quiet but sparkly new song from LA’s Dawes: ‘St. Augustine at Night’ is taken from the band’s seventh studio album ‘Good Luck with Whatever’ which has been produced by Dave Cobb at Nashville’s RCA Studio A, and comes out 2nd October on Rounder. “‘St. Augustine at Night’ is a song about one’s relationship to their hometown,” says Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith, “but also is a song about the varying degrees in which we all watch our lives pass us by.” Look out for our review of the full album next month. Have a good one.

Video: Dawes “Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?”

Dawes have announced that their next album, ‘Good Luck With Whatever’, will be released on 2nd October.  Produced by multiple Grammy-winning Dave Cobb, known for working with the likes of Brandi Carlile and Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit, the new album is the band’s first on Rounder Records, following several self-released records.  In the meantime, check out the new single, the upbeat, foot-tapping ‘Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?’  Frontman Taylor Goldsmith is on excellent form, delivering the sort of catchy melody we expect from Dawes.  Enjoy.

Video: Molly Tuttle “Standing on the Moon”

Molly Tuttle’s latest single is a cover of Grateful Dead’s ‘Standing on the Moon’, featuring backing vocals from Taylor Goldsmith of Dawes.  Their voices combine beautifully on this dreamy song, which is accompanied by a suitably hypnotic, cosmic video.  It’s taken from the forthcoming covers album, ‘…but i’d rather be with you’, due out on 28th August.  Continue reading “Video: Molly Tuttle “Standing on the Moon””

Surprise! New Dawes live album out now – Listen

Kind of a better surprise too than some of the nastier ones we’ve had in recent months. Paste report: “Dawes are a band that have largely built their reputation as road warriors, with shows that give a stronger sense of immediacy and power to Taylor Goldsmith’s songwriting than can be found on their studio releases, filled with full-crowd sing-alongs and stretched-out jams that give all of the members their chance to shine. Yet it somehow took until now for them to release their first live album. “We’re All Gonna Live”, a play on their latest album “We’re All Gonna Die”, was surprise-released yesterday and features recordings from the first four shows of their current tour, which were just a month ago.  Continue reading “Surprise! New Dawes live album out now – Listen”