Folk rock outfit Dawes will officially release their fourth studio album All Your Favorite Bands on June 2nd. Members of the band include Taylor Goldsmith (guitar & vocals), Griffin Goldsmith (drums), Wylie Gelber (bass), Tay Strathairn (keyboards), and Paul Franklin (guitar, pedal-steel). The album was produced by David Rawlings at Woodland Studios in Nashville and released through the band's label, HUB Records.
Taylor Goldsmith spoke to Rolling Stone about their approach to the album:
It's our most live sounding and most true sounding. If you go to a Dawes show, what you see has always been a little bit beyond what you hear on a record. And for the first time we were like, "This is a really great example of what we sound like on stage."
All Your Favorite Bands finds Dawes' playing loose, free, gentle rock tunes that flow like a breeze through Laurel Canyon. Warm organ, timely piano, relaxed guitar riffs, and Taylor Goldsmith's storytelling vocals are the ingredients found in many of the songs.
In a press release, Goldsmith explained the album's 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.
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