Watch Dawes Perform ‘Things Happen’ on ‘Conan’
Dawes took a break from their tour for an appearance on Conan last night (June 11) -- watch the group perform "Things Happen" below:
The song is taken from the band's latest album, All Your Favorite Bands, which was released on June 2 via Hub Records, the band's own label. Dawes also performed the track on Late Show With David Letterman last month, after which Letterman joked, “People say to me, ‘When you’re done with the show, what will you do?’ I’m happy to announce I’m joining Dawes.”
Regarding their new album, Dawes' frontman Taylor Goldsmith sent a letter to the band's fanbase, writing:
With this new record, all the lead vocals, guitar solos, simultaneous piano and organ and of course bass and drums were all done at the same time. And listening back we really felt like we were listening to the way we thought we sounded. And that’s all we could ever want. When you hear the Rolling Stones or the Grateful Dead start a song, even if you’ve never heard it before, you can recognize their idiosyncrasies and their personalities inherent to their band. To be able to recognize a Dawes song by a certain snare drum pattern or guitar lick or anything specific how we play together is something I feel like we’ve gotten closer to than ever with this new record.
The band is currently on the road, and they'll be performing at Bonnaroo tonight (June 12). Beyond that, they'll be playing live until October, including a few dates with Hozier, who, in case you missed it, dominated most non-Taylor Swift awards at the Billboard Music Awards last month. Take a look at the band's complete itinerary at their website.