June 21, 2018

Dawes: Passwords

At first the new Dawes album Passwords comes off as yet another example of laidback early Seventies West Coast radio friendly pop. But there is a lot of trouble in paradise and upon closer inspection the lyrics make it a quite unsettling, uneasy listening experience. The band's songwriter Taylor Goldsmith has to deal with a lot personal issues, a list long enough to recommend professional help. Bouts of paranoia, self-loathing and of course relationships that end in tears are dealt with through scathing lyrics, casting shadows on the Summer vibe of the music.

Passwords is about being locked out and trying desperately trying to get in again. The contrast between the music and the words only enhances the intensity, making the album a heavy hitter wearing velvet gloves.

Dawes:
Taylor Goldsmith: guitar, vocals
Griffin Goldsmith: drums
Wylie Gelber: bass
Lee Pardini: keyboards

Passwords is released thru Hub Records (vinyl, CD, digital).

Tracks:
  1. Living In The Future
  2. Stay Down
  3. Crack The Case
  4. Feed The Fire
  5. My Greatest Invention
  6. Telescope
  7. I Can't Love
  8. Mistakes We Should Have Made
  9. Never Gonna Say Goodbye
  10. Time Flies Either Way

Live dates:
  • 06/21 Amoeba Hollywood (In-Store) Los Angeles, CA
  • 08/02 Oracle Arena Oakland, CA
  • 08/04 The Forum, Los Angeles, CA
  • 08/05 The Forum Los Angeles, CA
  • 08/08 Pepsi Center Denver, CO
  • 08/10 Toyota Center Houston, TX
  • 08/12 The Rustic, San Antonio, TX
  • 08/13 American Airlines Center, Dallas, TX
  • 08/15 Allstate Arena Chicago, IL
  • 08/16 Little Caesars Arena Detroit, MI
  • 08/17 Hoxeyville Music Festival Wellston, MI
  • 08/18 Air Canada Centre Toronto, ON, Canada
  • 08/21 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
  • 08/22 Madison Square Garden New York, NY
  • 08/23 Wolf Trap Vienna, VA
  • 08/24 Wells Fargo Center Philadelphia, PA
  • 09/07 Palace Theatre St. Paul, MN
  • 09/08 Codfish Hollow Barnstormers, Maquoketa, IA
  • 09/09 State Theatre Kalamazoo, MI
  • 09/11 The Vogue Indianapolis, IN
  • 09/12 Stage Ae Pittsburgh, PA
  • 09/14 State Theatre Portland, ME
  • 09/15 Harvest Jazz And Blues Festival Fredericton, NB, Canada
  • 09/16 Festival At The Farm, Canton, MA
  • 09/18 College Street Music Hall New Haven, CT
  • 09/19 Count Basie Theatre Red Bank, NJ
  • 09/20 Koka Booth Amphitheatre Cary, NC
  • 09/22-23 Pilgrimage Music Festival, Franklin, TN
  • 09/23 Tabernacle Atlanta, GA
  • 09/25 Bourbon Theatre Lincoln, NE
  • 09/26 Ogden Theatre Denver, CO
  • 09/28 Cargo Concert Hall Reno, NV
  • 09/29 Farm To Fork Festival Sacramento, CA
  • 09/30 Revolution Concert Hall Portland, OR
  • 10/01 The Showbox Seattle, WA
  • 10/03 Hifi Music Hall, Eugene, OR
  • 10/04 Mystic Theatre Petaluma, CA
  • 10/29 Observatory North Park San Diego, CA
  • 10/30 Brooklyn Bowl Las Vegas Las Vegas, NV
  • 10/31 The Rialto Theatre, Tucson, AR
  • 11/02 Stubb's Austin, TX
  • 11/03 The Bomb Factory, Dallas, TX
  • 11/04 The Heights Theatre Houston, TX
  • 11/06 The Jones Assembly, Oklahoma City, OK
  • 11/07 Cain's Ballroom, Tulsa, Ok
  • 11/09 Iron City Birmingham, AL
  • 11/10 Taft Theatre Cincinnati, Oh
  • 11/11 The Signal Chattanooga , TN
  • 11/13 The National Theater Richmond, VA
  • 11/14 The Underground, Charlotte, NC,

» dawestheband.com

No comments:

Post a comment