Dawes

Stories Don't End (Hub)

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Dawes

Stories Don't End (Hub)

To change things up a bit, Dawes got away from its Southern California homebase to record in Asheville, N.C. There's some growth evident, but third disc Stories Don't End doesn't really take the quartet that far from its trademark Seventies, life-in-Laurel-Canyon sound. New influences are evident in the anthemic jangle of "Most People," which recalls the Jayhawks, while the title track reaches back to the Sixties for its folk-rock vibe. Stories also provides an intriguing glimpse into lead singer and songwriter Taylor Goldsmith's process by opening with "Just Beneath the Surface," done in lush Jackson Browne mode, and closing with a breathy acoustic version of the same tune. Dawes' followers will be relieved to know that in the end, not much has changed. Goldsmith's melodies continue to be instantly familiar, and Dawes remains one of the premier country rock bands of the day. (10:15pm, Mohawk Outdoor)

***.5

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