Dawes - Stories Don't End

Dawes - Stories Don't End (April 9, Hub Records) - A "quietly gripping, deceptively gleaming record" is how Rolling Stone sums up the third album from L.A.'s self-described "American rock n' roll band"...Produced by Jacquire King (Norah Jones, Kings of Leon), the band confidently sharpens their sound while maintaining what we've described as a "penchant for solid songwriting, rootsy, minimalist attitude and a subtle channeling of classic influences"..."Just Beneath the Surface" draws on retro SoCal country/rock influences (Jackson Browne, who sat in on the band's last album, for one) but the starkly outlined and punched up production comes across as more forceful than laid back..."Just My Luck" might have the tender feel of a sweet slow dance but, as is often the case, the lyrics reveal a darker streak...Dawes will open for Bob Dylan beginning in early April before heading out on their own this summer...Stream "Someone Will" and watch the EPK after the jump...Stream the album and preorder at Amazon.

Dawes - 'Just Beneath the Surface' (from Stories Don't End)

Dawes - 'Someone Will' (from Stories Don't End)