Los Angeles quartet Dawes, have officially confirmed a brand new Irish Tour Date which will see them coming to Dublin this July! Music Scene is delighted to reveal that Dawes will be gracing the stage within the very intimate surroundings of The Academy 2 of Middle Abbey Street in Dublin. Dawes will be performing live on stage at The Academy 2 in Dublin on Monday the 9th of July 2012. Tickets for Dawes live at The Academy 2 in Dublin are priced from €10 and are on sale now through Ticketmaster and usual outlets nationwide. Click here to buy tickets for Dawes live at The Academy 2 in Dublin this July 2012.
Dawes, comprised of Taylor Goldsmith (vocals, guitar), his brother Griffin Goldsmith (drums, vocals), Wylie Gelber (bass) and Tay Strathairn (piano, vocals), have announced their first Irish show which will no doubt be very welcomed by their loyal fanbase throughout Ireland.
Dawes’ debut studio album North Hills was produced by Jonathan Wilson, the musician and producer (Jenny Lewis, Gary Louris, Jonathan Rice, Elvis Costello) known for hosting weekly jam sessions at his Laurel Canyon cottage (where they recorded the album). Back in the day, Laurel Canyon was where Joni Mitchell, CSN, the Mamas and the Papas and the Eagles all spent some of their time. “There’s that romantic aspect of Laurel Canyon, yeah – Jonathan embodied that.” says Goldsmith. But more importantly, “The way he records was very much in line with what we respond to musically. We did it all on two-inch tape, with no computers, which really forced us to step up. It was recorded live, and all the mics were right next to each other, so we couldn’t just keep an acoustic guitar take, or re-do a drum take. It added a spontaneous vibe that hopefully comes off more inspired.”
North Hills is a graceful and poetic set of Southern-tinged yet firmly El Lay rock ‘n’ roll songs, the album is an electrifying and accomplished freshman effort – from the ruminative opener “That Western Skyline” to the joyous twang of “When You Call My Name”, to the harmony-soaked “Take Me Out of the City”. The song “Love Is All I Am,” is so gentle you can hear the fingers hit guitar strings, an older song that was an attempt by Goldsmith to transform life into insight. “A lot of my early songs were from this place of being a young guy who was unsure why he felt certain things, and what he felt,” he says. “I was just trying to organize those thoughts the best I can with words and music.”
Dawes have since went on to release their second studio album entitled ‘Nothing Is Wrong’. They have also shared the stage with the likes of Black Crowes, Jackson Browne, Mumford & Sons and Wilco to name but a few.
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