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Dawes on World Cafe | September 19, 2011

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Although Dawes' members have only been together since 2009, the L.A. band's romantic roots rock sounds like the product of an entirely different era.

Dawes' first album, North Hills — named after the neighborhood where the band's members grew up — came out two years ago to widespread acclaim. Its latest album, Nothing Is Wrong, continues in the same vein, with heartfelt lyrics, tight harmonies, and a vibe reminiscent of music from another part of L.A. — Laurel Canyon, the neighborhood that gave rise to the '60s Americana sound of classic records from the likes of Jackson Browne.

Dawes is currently touring North America with Blitzen Trapper and Alison Krauss, and will play the World Cafe Live 20th Anniversary Tribute Concert alongside Feist and Robbie Roberston on October 29. (link)

This session originally aired on August 26, 2011.

Tracklisting:

HOUR 1

Max Romeo & The Upsetter "War In A Babylon" Arkology Sampler
Nick Lowe "Sensitive Man" The Old Magic
Jackson Browne "Jamaica Say You Will" Saturate Before Using
Dawes "If I Wanted Someone" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dawes "Time Spent In Los Angeles" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dawes "Little Bit of Everything" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Dawes "Fire Away" Recorded Live for the World Cafe
Blitzen Trapper "Love The Way You Walk" American Goldwing
Dave Matthews Band "#41" Crash
TV On The Radio "Second Song" 9 Types Of Light

HOUR 2

The Smiths "The Headmaster Ritual" The Sound of the Smiths
Typhoon "The Honest Truth" A New Kind Of House
Typhoon "Summer Home" A New Kind Of House
Nick Drake "Time Has Told Me" Five Leaves Left
City & Colour "We Found Each Other In The Dark City" Little Hell
Ry Cooder "Quicksand" Pull Up Some Dust And Sit Down
Neil young "Look Our For My Love" Comes A Time
Peter Bjorn & John "Second Chance" Gimmee Some
Lindsey Buckingham "In Our Own Time" Seeds We Sow
Lisa Hannigan "Knots" Passenger
David Wax Museum "Yes, Maria, Yes" Everything Is Saved
Fool's Gold "Wild Window" Leave No Trace
Bell X1 "Velcro" Bloodless Coup