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Dawes Premiere Video For New Song 'Things Happen'

04/07/2015
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Dawes have premiered their new music video for the track "Things Happen" via NPR's First Watch promotion. The song comes from the group's forthcoming album "All Your Favorite Bands."

The new album, recorded at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, TN and produced by David Rawlings, is set to be released on June 2nd via Hub Records. Watch the new video here.

Taylor Goldsmith explains the inspiration for the new album title, "The main line of the title track is 'And may all your favorite bands stay together.' I know that my favorite bands are a really deep part of who I am. They help define me, they help represent me, they trigger certain emotional memories, and they stand for the ideals and lifestyle that I will always hope to achieve. And I don't mean rock and roll fantasies, but rather concepts like freedom and enlightenment.

"I would love for someone wishing me well to put it in the terms of 'may all your favorite bands stay together.' That would be a real friend. That person would know what truly matters. To me, the statement of 'All Your Favorite Bands' immediately gets down to a highly personal and singular part of anybody in a way that few other concepts can. So that's why we named our record after that song."

Taylor went on to explain the making of the new album, "Despite taking these songs on the road a little before heading into the studio, the only things we've ever been concerned with are honoring the songs and the inspired moments that come from truly playing together and reacting to each other

"Not only expressing ourselves by how we play individually, but also expressing each other by how we play together. After spending so much time playing music on stages and having to react in the moment, creating comfort zones in the studio where we're supposed to take our time, play separately, and play songs as many times as we wanted feels foreign and uncomfortable.

"In short, having to think about the bigger picture rather than our individual performances is what makes us a band. With this new record, all the lead vocals, guitar solos, simultaneous piano and organ and of course bass and drums were all done at the same time. And listening back, we really felt like we were listening to the way we thought we sounded. And that's all we could ever want."

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