Dawes On World Cafe : World Cafe Producer Blake Mills brings a new sound to the California band's fifth album. Hear Taylor Goldsmith and company perform live in the World Cafe studio.
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Dawes On World Cafe

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Dawes' new, Blake Mills-produced album, We're All Gonna Die, is out now. Clara Balzary/Courtesy of the artist hide caption

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Dawes' new, Blake Mills-produced album, We're All Gonna Die, is out now.

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Set List

  • "One Of Us"
  • "Roll With The Punches"
  • "When The Tequila Runs Out"

The California band Dawes has released several albums of breezy Golden State guitar rock centered on Taylor Goldsmith's emotionally loaded songs. Those songs are filled with statements that are irresistibly uplifting when heard in a crowd. (Think "anyone that's making anything new only breaks something else" from "When My Time Comes.")

Dawes' fifth album has the true — but still unsettling — title We're All Gonna Die. It represents a change in sound courtesy of producer Blake Mills, who recently got kudos for producing Alabama Shakes' latest album, Sound & Color, and who was also Goldsmith's high-school bandmate. More touches of keyboards and more space are part of the band's new approach. Below, watch a video from our session that captures this tight and committed band live, and hear the complete session in the player above.

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