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Read about the new album Passwords by Dawes out June 22

Dawes – photo Jim Jacob




Out June 22 2018



Alt. country rock band Dawes has announced its sixth studio album Passwords which will be released on June 22 2018 via HUB Records.

The band is based in L.A. and comprises brothers Taylor Goldsmith (drums) and Griffin Goldsmith (drums), along with long-time members Wylie Gelber (bass) and Lee Pardini (keyboards).  Passwords will be a follow-up to a series of acclaimed outings – North Hills (2009), Nothing Is Wrong (2011), Stories Don’t End (2013), All Your Favorite Bands (2015) and the cheerily entitled We’re All Gonna Die (2016).

Here’s a take from Taylor about the new collection:

As you’re probably aware, it’s a wild time to be alive. There are a lot of thoughts and feelings we feel less inclined to share than we ever have before. At least in my lifetime. A lot of controversial conversations that feel like they only serve as something for the next person to crumple up and toss aside.

So it’s with all that in mind that we are proud to announce our new album ‘Passwords.’ In this rapidly approaching age of transparency, passwords can feel like this last vestige of a wall between a world we can see and one we can’t. Having a password allows you gain access to some information or perspective that you didn’t have before. In that sense, I like the idea of looking at a song as a password – an opportunity for some sort of insight that had previously been unavailable to you. And that goes for the singer as much as the potential listener, I promise. 🙂 These songs are about everything to the extent that any Dawes record has been…but in this case there is more of an objective…at least for us – to think a little harder about not just how but WHY we (not just ‘you’ or ‘I’ but ‘we’) feel the ways that we do. What small steps can be taken to revisit these old ideas of empathy? How can we develop a form of communication that goes beyond making sure you’ve said your piece and accurately aims at being heard?


You can pre-order the album now by clicking on the album cover above.

Here’s a way-too-brief taste of Passwords:




Better, here is a recent clip that provides a better showcase of the band’s strengths “All Your Favorite Bands” from the album of the same name.  There are plenty of roots music celebrities in the clip, I got eleven of them, can you top that?  Let us know.




Dawes has announced additional dates for Jeff Lynne’s ELO Live 2018 tour in August.  Tickets to all shows and festivals are now on sale HERE. Dawes will announce a full North American headlining tour soon.

May 19-20 – Houston, TX – The Great Texas BBQ Festival *
August 2 – Oakland, CA – Oracle Arena ^
August 4 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum ^
August 5 – Los Angeles, CA – The Forum ^
August 8 – Denver, CO – Pepsi Center ^
August 10 – Houston, TX – Toyota Center ^
August 13 – Dallas, TX – American Airlines Center ^
August 15 – Chicago, IL – Allstate Arena ^
August 16 – Detroit, MI – Little Caesars Arena ^
August 17 – Wellston, MI – Hoxeyville Music Festival *
August 18 – Toronto, ON – Air Canada Centre ^
August 21 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden ^
August 22 – New York, NY – Madison Square Garden ^
August 23 – Vienna, VA – Wolf Trap %
August 24 – Philadelphia, PA – Wells Fargo Center ^
September 15 – Fredericton, NB  – Harvest Jazz and Blues Festival *
September 16 – Canton, MA – Festival at the Farm *
September 22-23 – Franklin, TN – Pilgrimage Music Festival *

* Festival
^ With Jeff Lynne’s ELO
% Co-headline with Shovels & Rope



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


Read about the new album Passwords by Dawes out June 22



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