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Dawes to Hit The Taft Theatre

Photo Cred: Trish Badger

Acclaimed LA-based rockers Dawes have announced plans for a US headline tour!

 Catch them on Wednesday, March 8th at The Taft Theatre!

MISADVENTURES OF DOOMSCROLLER (released July 2022), the 8th studio album from Dawes, represents an adventurous new turn for the band, evincing a more ambitious, exploratory approach towards recording than ever before. Produced by longtime collaborator Jonathan Wilson (Billy Strings, Father John Misty, Angel Olsen), the band shook their normal approach to record making and what you hear is the result.

Taylor Goldsmith, the band’s songwriter, lead vocalist and guitarist describes the album in this way: “We’ve always prided ourselves on being minimalists. With this record we set out on being maximalists. Still a quartet. Still not letting these songs hide behind any tricks or effects. But really letting the songs breathe and stretch and live however they want to. We decided to stop having any regard for short attention spans. Our ambitions go beyond the musical with this one. Every time a take was completed felt like a major accomplishment. We wanted to honor the traditional length of a vinyl record – 40-45 minutes – but disregard any concern for numbers of tracks. The way Miles or Herbie often did. Documenting the songs is only half of the picture. For this record they’re also the platform for us to jump off from and get lost in. This whole album felt a little beyond our comfort zone and I’m really proud of what that’s done to the music. I think the best way I can say it is - we wanted this record to be less a collection of songs and more a collection of music.”

MISADVENTURES OF DOOMSCROLLER marks Dawes’ first LP following 2020’s Rounder Records debut, GOOD LUCK WITH WHATEVER. Produced by 7x GRAMMY® Award-winner Dave Cobb (Chris Stapleton, Brandi Carlile, Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit) at Nashville’s famed RCA Studio A, the album earned critical applause around the world, with Esquire declaring it “their liveliest, most visceral set yet.” Dawes celebrated with a range of high-profile TV appearances, including ABC’s Jimmy Kimmel Live! and CBS’ The Late Show with Stephen Colbert #playathome series as well as CBS This Morning: Saturday Sessions.

Dawes is: T.Z. Goldsmith (guitar, primary vocal), W.Q. Gelber (handmade bass), G.W. Goldsmith (drums, percussion, background vocals), and L.M. Pardini (piano, organ, synthesizers, clavinet, Wurlitzer, guitar, background vocals).