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Dawes Debut New Songs “Telescope” & “Never Gonna Say Goodbye”

Today, Dawes release two new songs from their forthcoming album, Passwords, “Telescope” & “Never Gonna Say Goodbye.” Additionally, the band debuted the lyric video for “Never Gonna Say Goodbye” via their interactive “Passwords” site. Fans visiting the site can input sequences of musical notes, refrains from the band’s catalogue, into the ‘Dawes Passwords Machine’ to unlock exclusive content. Read more about the band’s new interactive site via Paste here.

Recently, Dawes confirmed an extensive 30-date North American tour in cities including Atlanta, Portland, Seattle, & Austin (full dates below). These dates are the first leg on their ‘An Evening With DAWES: Passwords Tour’, and the band will perform two full sets of music each night with no opener. Tickets for all dates are on sale now and can be purchased here. Every online ticket purchase for an ‘Evening With’ Dawes show comes with either a physical CD or digital copy of their upcoming album Passwords.

On June 23rd, Dawes will appear on CBS This Morning Saturday for a performance and interview. The band has also confirmed an intimate concert and signing at Amoeba Music’s Hollywood location on Thursday June 21st. More information about their Amoeba Music appearance can be found here.

Recently, Dawes debuted their new music video for “Living In The Future,” the first single off their forthcoming album Passwords (HUB Records), via Boing BoingThe band also premiered “Crack The Case,” another new song from Passwords via Consequence of Sound who call the song a “’70s-era folk rock soother.”

Previously, Dawes confirmed that they will join Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra on their first North American tour in over 30 years, and open for the band in cities including Oakland, Denver, Dallas, as well as two shows at NYC’s Madison Square Garden and two shows at LA’s The Forum. Tickets for these ELO dates are available now and can be purchased here.

Passwords will be the group’s sixth studio album, and fourth on their own HUB Records. It is for and about the modern age: the relationships that fill it, the politics that divide it, and the small victories and big losses that give it shape. “We’re living in such a unique moment in history,” says lead singer and songwriter 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.”

Ultimately, Passwords is a clever and clear-eyed defense of empathy in the face of apathy (on songs like “Living In The Future”) and a timely call for patience and understanding in an age of political partisanship (on “Crack the Case”). “Songs can be passwords,” Goldsmith says, “because they’re a means of giving access to someone else’s perspective, thereby elaborating your own.” In this way, Passwords uses its words wisely, unfolding with well-reasoned articulation and pointed punch, while never compromising the band’s innate musicality and song-writing prowess. Rarely has a band created such an appropriate soundtrack for the modern age, and with Passwords, Dawes does just that.

Dawes- Passwords Tracklisting

  1. Living in the Future

  2. Stay Down

  3. Crack the Case

  4. Feed the Fire

  5. My Greatest Invention

  6. Telescope

  7. I Can’t Love

  8. Mistakes We Should Have Made

  9. Never Gonna Say Goodbye

  10. Time Flies Either Way

Dawes Tour Dates– Tickets at https://dawestheband.com/tour

August 2 /// Oakland, CA /// Oracle Arena*

August 4 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Forum*

August 5 /// Los Angeles, CA /// The Forum*

August 8 /// Denver, CO /// Pepsi Center*

August 10 /// Houston, TX /// Toyota Center*

August 12 /// San Antonio, TX /// The Rustic

August 13 /// Dallas, TX /// American Airlines Center*

August 15 /// Chicago, IL /// Allstate Arena*

August 16 /// Detroit, MI /// Little Caesars Arena*

August 17 /// Wellston, MI /// Hoxeyville Music Festival^

August 18 /// Toronto, ON /// Air Canada Centre*

August 21 /// New York, NY /// Madison Square Garden*

August 22 /// New York, NY /// Madison Square Garden*

August 23 /// Vienna, VA /// Wolf Trap w/ Shovels & Rope

August 24 /// Philadelphia, PA /// Wells Fargo Center*

September 7 /// St. Paul, MN /// Palace Theatre

September 8 /// Maquoketa, IA /// Codfish Hollow

September 9 /// Kalamazoo, MI /// State Theatre

September 11 /// Indianapolis, IN /// The Vogue

September 12 /// Pittsburgh, PA /// Stage AE

September 14 /// Portland, ME /// State Theatre

September 15 /// Fredericton, NB, Canada /// Harvest Jazz And Blues Festival^

September 16 /// Canton, MA /// Festival on the Farm ^

September 18 /// New Haven, CT /// College Street Music Hall

September 19 /// Red Bank, NJ /// Count Basie Theatre

September 20 /// Cary, NC /// Koka Booth Amphitheatre w/ Old Crow Medicine Show

September 22 /// Franklin, TN /// Pilgrimage Festival ^

September 23 /// Atlanta, GA /// Tabernacle

September 25 /// Lincoln, NE /// Bourbon Theatre

September 26 /// Denver, CO /// Ogden Theatre

September 28 /// Reno, NV /// Cargo Concert Hall

September 29 /// Sacramento, CA /// Farm to Fork Festival ^

September 30 /// Portland, OR /// Revolution Hall

October 1 /// Seattle, WA /// Showbox

October 3 /// Eugene, OR /// HiFi Music Hall

October 4 /// Petaluma, CA /// Mystic Theatre

October 29 /// San Diego, CA /// Observatory North Park

October 30 /// Las Vegas, NV /// Brooklyn Bowl

October 31 /// Tucson, AZ /// The Rialto Theatre

November 2 /// Austin, TX /// Stubbs

November 3 /// Dallas, TX /// Bomb Factory

November 4 /// Houston, TX /// The Heights Theatre

November 6 /// Oklahoma City, OK /// Jones Assembly

November 7, 2018 /// Tulsa, OK /// Cain’s Ballroom

November 9 /// Birmingham, AL /// Iron City

November 10 /// Cincinnati, OH /// Taft Theatre

November 11 /// Chattanooga, TN /// The Signal

November 13 /// Richmond, VA /// The National

November 14 /// Charlotte, NC /// The Underground

* w/ Jeff Lynne’s Electric Light Orchestra
^ Festival Date

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