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Dawes’ authentically vintage sound, combined with wry lyrics, has made them one of America’s most beloved young bands. Dawes makes its Austin City Limits debut performing songs from their newest release, Stories Don’t End.

With 2009′s North Hills and 2011′s Nothing is Wrong, Dawes gained a reputation for impressive folk rock songs that evoke the past while still being modern. To make Stories Don’t End, the band traveled from their L.A. home to North Carolina and worked with producer Jacquire King (Tom Waits, Kings of Leon, Norah Jones), resulting in their most diverse and accomplished record yet. “We wanted to stay true to this thing that we had while starting to widen the spectrum a little bit,” said chief songwriter and lead vocalist Taylor Goldsmith. In doing so they have created what London’s Independent writes is “as close to a perfect Americana album as there’s been this year.”

Rolling Stone called the album “quietly gripping” and “deceptively gleaming.”  Paste noted that it’s full of “their most intricate music to date, full of colorful detours and surprising instrumental flavors” and the NY Daily News declared that it “both recalls a classic era and speaks to any.”

“The album is very honest,” concludes keyboardist Tay Strathairn. “It’s us.”

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