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Dawes: Elegant Indie-Folk, Drenched In Harmony

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Dawes: Elegant Indie-Folk, Drenched In Harmony

Dawes: Elegant Indie-Folk, Drenched In Harmony

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North Hills, the debut album from the L.A. band Dawes , is hardly the first record in recent years to draw comparisons to the work of Crosby, Stills and Nash. But though Dawes evokes a certain amount of nostalgia, that's not the limit of the group's appeal. Taylor Goldsmith's evocative lyrics and the band's elegant indie-folk harmonies both stand out.

Set List

"That Western Skyline"

"When My Time Comes"

"How Far We've Come"

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Dawes.

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Goldsmith's powerful voice fuses introspection and melancholy with a bursting optimism. Meanwhile, the band — made up of younger brother Griffin Goldsmith, Wylie Gelber and Alex Casnoff — fleshes out the intimate sound with warm backing vocals.