Dawes Announce Record Store Day Split With Conor Oberst And Tour


Los Angeles-based rock band Dawes are excited to announce that they will release a limited edition seven-inch for Record Store Day (Saturday, April 19). This exclusive split will feature Dawes covering the Bright Eyes song “Easy/Lucky/Free” and Conor Oberst covering Dawes’ “Million Dollar Bill.” More information on the release can be found via Record Store Day’s official website,http://recordstoreday.com.

Dawes will be appearing on Oberst’s spring tour as “Special Guests” – both opening the shows and acting as Oberst’s band for the tour. The run will begin in Saxapahaw, NC at the Haw River Ballroom on Thursday, May 8 and take in 22 evenings across the U.S. and culminate in a performance at Buster’s in Lexington, KY on Saturday, June 7. Coming off a successful run of headline shows in 2013 that also saw Dawes performing at a number of independent record stores and music festivals across the country, Dawes will be out again in support of their latest critically acclaimed album, Stories Don’t End. Check out the band’s recently taped performance of their latest single, “Most People,” on Austin City Limits HERE.

To make Stories Don’t End, the four members of Dawes – Taylor Goldsmith (lead vocals, guitar),Wylie Gelber (bass), Tay Strathairn (keys, vocals), Griffin Goldsmith (drums, vocals) – traveled to the Blue Ridge Mountains of North Carolina and worked with producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Norah Jones), resulting in their most diverse and accomplished record yet. Both Relix and American Songwriter put the band on their recent covers and Rolling Stone called the album “quietly gripping” and “deceptively gleaming.” Paste noted that it’s full of “their most intricate music to date, full of colorful detours and surprising instrumental flavors” and the NY Daily News declared that it “both recalls a classic era and speaks to any.”

Dawes will be making the following appearances this Spring with Conor Oberst. Tour dates below.

08 – Saxapahaw, NC – Haw River Ballroom *
09 – Asheville, NC – Orange Peel *
10 – Atlanta, GA – Shaky Knees Festival
11 – Charleston, SC – Charleston Music Hall *
13 – Ponte Vedra, FL – Ponte Vedra Concert Hall *
14 – Orlando, FL – The Beacham *
17 – Chattanooga, TN – Track 29 *
22 – Westbury, NY – The Space at Westbury *
23 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
24 – Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
25 – Munhall, PA – Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead *
27 – Cincinnati, OH – Taft Theatre *
29 – Chicago, IL – Metro *
30 – Chicago, IL – Metro *
31 – Milwaukee, WI – Pabst Theatre *

01 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
02 – Minneapolis, MN – First Avenue *
04 – Omaha, NE – Sokol Auditorium *
05 – Columbia, MO – Blue Note *
06 – Nashville, TN – Ryman Auditorium *
07 – Lexington, KY – Buster’s *

29 – New York, NY – Central Park SummerStage

* = w/ Conor Oberst