Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Dawes - North Hills -2009-
(Americana, Soul)

From: Los Angeles, CA

These California Americana Folkies have put out an awesome and beautiful debut album. North Hills is full of twangy folk rock that will immediately transport you to the days of Creedence, Crosby and The Band. A really nice album all around with amazing harmonies throughout. North Hills sounds so authentically vintage, but somehow manages to stay fresh and new. Though musicians diving back into history to write songs that evoke another era is not entirely original, what these California kids do on North Hills takes it to an entirely different level. Loaded with a maturity far beyond their years (lead singer Goldsmith is only 23, his brother/drummer is just 18) Dawes are admittedly well on their way to something truly awe-inspiring. Having shared the stage with the likes of Wolfmother and Incubus, they are no stranger to a big stage. That is of course a good thing, because with a release this promising, larger stages seems a surefire certainty.

Dawes - That Western Skyline

Dawes - When My Time Comes