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While the city of Los Angeles has been both an inspiration and a home to the four members of Dawes, they found themselves traveling East last fall to record their third album in the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina with newly enlisted producer Jacquire King. It was a chance to hunker down and work each day for a month away from familiar landmarks and routines. The tracks they laid down ... Read more in Amazon's Dawes Store

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  • Audio CD (September 29, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Ato Records
  • ASIN: B002LMOAZ6
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (56 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #6,230 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

1. That Western Skyline
2. Love Is All I Am
3. When You Call My Name
4. Give Me Time
5. When My Time Comes
6. God Rest My Soul
7. Bedside Manner
8. My Girl to Me
9. Take Me Out of the City
10. If You Let Me Be Your Anchor
11. Peace in the Valley

Editorial Reviews

2009 album from the Los Angeles-based Americana quartet. Dawes seem to get all their musicianship and expression across through the inherent nature of the instruments. They seem to have their utmost respect for the song itself, only stepping out when a song calls for it, relying on the other to keep the holes filled and the ship sailing smoothly, letting the music reflect their own personal relationships to the listener. It doesn't just sound like four guys who are playing in a room together, it finally is.

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Great lyrics, really good music.
Geno Sandefur
Their lyrics are meaningful, witty, and clever while there music is beautiful.
Red5
I love this album and haven't stopped listening to it for weeks.
jh

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32 of 35 people found the following review helpful By classic rock liberation on June 29, 2009
Format: MP3 Music
i had never heard of this band until exactly one week ago. i went to the local rock venue to check out deertick and these guys were the openers. i can honestly say that i have never seen a crowd warm to a band as quickly and completely as i witnessed happen that night with dawes. i believe much of this has to do with the sincerity of these musicians as well as their songs which were played with intensity and a full/warm sound that palpably resonated with the listeners.

deertick was fine, but it was dawes that stuck with me. although i was not completely convinced of their ability to conjure, in-studio, the experience of that live show i decided to throw down the ten bones and see for myself. the short answer to my question was 'no', but despite that "north hills" has found a regular rotation in my player for the past 7 days. it is not a great album, but it is very good. more importantly it is an album that seems fits these fleeting washington summer days.

this band somehow evolved out of a band named simon dawes. they shed at least two members and, from what i was able to hear, also shed many layers of musical pretense. while simon dawes sounded a little too obsessed with sounding like so many darlings of modern day pout-rock, dawes' only concern appears to be making a song the best it can be in the simplest way possible. this means sparse instrumentation (guitar, bass, drums, keys) and production flanked by a mixed musical bag of roots americana and beautiful harmonies.

the lead singer, guitarist taylor goldsmith is the sole songwriter on this album which is a bit of a catch 22.
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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By D. White on March 15, 2010
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Dawes' North Hills is the best country rock album I have heard in a long time. IF you like Eagles, Jayhawks, Flying Burrito Brothers, etc., you will like these guys. The harmonies are tight and the songs are well written. These days, I rarely play a new CD 20 times the first month I have it, but I have with this one.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By Robert A. Nease Jr. on June 8, 2010
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First heard Dawes on WXPN, their hit play was an instant favorite "When My Time Comes. Great harmony, a true country-rock band with a light touch of gospel. Good grooves. Look forward to hearing more from this group.
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7 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Kallie:doscope. on May 4, 2009
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I discovered Dawes because I'm a massive fan of another band {Delta Spirit - check them out. My absolute favorite band.} whom Dawes supported on tour.I actually briefly talked to the lead singer, Taylor, before the show because my friend and I unknowingly parked beside their band van. He {and the rest of the band} is very sincere and kind in everything he says. They all have a good sense of humor, and all seemed genuinely appreciative of any support they got. Being so impressed by their opening act, this poor college student forked out a tenner for their album at the show, but I was more than happy to support them.

On the three hour ride back home {listen, I'm willing to travel ANY distance to see Delta. They're that good.}, my friend and I popped in this CD, and we would get so excited when we heard the songs we'd heard live. We were really quite impressed by the songs with a second listen.

"Love Is All I Am" is a personal favorite. Lyrically, I think it's beautiful. Taylor sings, "Love is not convenient./It does not cease at your command,/and you might take and leave it,/but love is all I am."

The musical talent of the band is illustrated in "When My Time Comes." The intro got everyone at the show rocking, and my friend and I car-boogied to the song on the way back home.

I think this band will go far if given the support they deserve. I'm more than willing to spread them around. Give them a shot. I think their time has come.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By LEinSeattle on December 16, 2009
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I first discovered Dawes when they were a surprise opening act for Ben Lee and Low vs. Diamond. No one was there to see Dawes because they had been unannounced, but the entire audience began to take notice as they started their first song (they opened with a striking "Mama!" in unison, to start the track Bedside Manner). I bought their album immediately after their set ended and have never been happier with an album purchase. I enjoyed their live show so much that I kept coming back to this album as a way to remind myself of what their concert had been like. Listening to it recaptures some of that indescribable feeling from seeing them live. With more and more listening, I started to love these recordings for themselves too. For the best listening experience, turn it up loud, sit back, and listen. Every song on this album is amazing. The best of the best though, are Peace in the Valley, When My Time Comes, and Love is All I Am, reviewed in detail below:

Love is All I Am: Live, this song is a lively summary of a healthy, realistic view of love ('Love is not excitement/ it is not kissing, or holding hands/I'm not some assignment/No, love is all I am"). This recording is more mellow and it's easy to miss the complexity of the music, especially behind how captivating Taylor's voice is. Turn it up loud to hear everything.

When My Time Comes: To give you an idea of how musically challenging this song is, when Wylie Gelber plays his bass parts during the live show, he sits down on stage so that he can move his fingers fast enough for that underlying rhythm, and he appears to suffer from hand pain afterwards. The bass rhythm is a fast-paced catchy tune that runs through the whole song to tie everything together.
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