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American band Dawes have announced a new studio album, their first since 2016’s We’re All Gonna Die. Called Passwords, it’s due out on June 22nd via the band’s own HUB Records. “Passwords” is described as an album “for and about the modern age” in a press release. “We’re living in such a unique moment in history,” said lead singer Taylor Goldsmith. “Many of these songs are an attempt to come to terms with the modern world, while always trying to consider both sides of the story.”

For the record, Dawes reunited with producer Jonathan Wilson, with whom the band recorded its first two albums. “Part of the DNA of Dawes was shaped by Jonathan, much like your first serious girlfriend dictates how you approach relationships for the rest of your life,” Taylor said. “Those first two Dawes records have a certain essence to them. We were figuring out who we were. When it came time to produce our sixth album, why not go back to the guy who started it all with us?”.

 

Full band performances, as well as Taylor’s vocal takes, were tracked live during recording in an effort to emulate the energy of their live performances. They also tease a “spacier, experimental approach” on a few songs due to the integration of keyboardist Lee Pardini, who joined the band in 2015.

Taylor also said there’s a “slight political implication” buried in the album’s titled, emphasizing “the idea that something so seemingly innocuous and frivolous can potentially shift the direction of a life or even a country.”

He added, “But more broadly than that, a password – this series of numbers, letters and figures – serves as a thin veil between a world you can see and understand, and one you can’t. That means songs can be passwords, too, because they’re a means of giving access to someone else’s perspective, thereby elaborating your own. Songs can unlock something in you, change something, tighten something, enlighten some-thing, or gain access into deeper corners, and that idea makes referring to a collection of songs as Passwords feel really good.”

Dawes will also be hitting the road later this summer with Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra, who are embarking on their first North American tour in over 30 years.

DAWES New album Passwords available June 22nd.HUB Records

Dawes are pleased to announce that they have recorded and released a live album titled We’re All Gonna Live. The album includes selections recorded over the first four shows of the An Evening With Dawes tour, and was mixed, mastered and released within 15 days. We’re All Gonna Live is available through streaming services HERE.

Dawes have teamed with Record Store Day to participate in this year’s Small Business Saturday. The band is releasing We’re All Gonna Live on vinyl, which was previously released as a streaming-only project.

We’re All Gonna Live is the first official live concert recording from Dawes via their own HUB Records, and will now be released on limited-edition vinyl (2000 copies) on November 25th, 2017

“With this tour we’ve felt like we’ve begun to turn a corner as a live band so we figured it was time to share some of it with everyone. It’s not the full length experience but we’re hoping that it’s enough of a taste for people to take a little bit of the show experience back into their homes with them and hopefully inspire them enough to come check out the show once we get into town.” – Taylor Goldsmith.

The band recorded the fifteen-song album during the first four shows of their 2017 An Evening With Dawes tour.

WE’RE ALL GONNA LIVE
Track List / Side Splits:

Side A
1. Coming Back To A Man
2. One of Us
3. Right On Time
4. Quitter

Side B
5. Somewhere Along the Way
6. Roll With The Punches
7. A Little Bit Of Everything

Side C
8. Less Then Five Miles Away
9. Things Happen
10. From The Right Angle

Side D
11. Still Gonna Die
12. We’re All Gonna Die
13. Picture of a Man
14. When The Tequila Runs Out
15. All Your Favorite Bands