Dawes on Monday announced the June 2 release of its upcoming album “All Your Favorite Bands.” It will be the fourth album for the band, and the second on its own HUB Records. The album was produced by David Rawlings and features guest appearances by Gillian Welch, The McCrary Sisters, Richard Bennett, Paul Franklin and Rawlings.
“The main line of the title track is ‘And may all your favorite bands stay together.’ I know that my favorite bands are a really deep part of who I am,” Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith said in a press release. ” They help define me, they help represent me, they trigger certain emotional memories, and they stand for the ideals and lifestyle that I will always hope to achieve. And I don’t mean rock and roll fantasies, but rather concepts like freedom and enlightenment. I would love for someone wishing me well to put it in the terms of ‘may all your favorite bands stay together.’ That would be a real friend. That person would know what truly matters. To me, the statement of ‘All Your Favorite Bands’ immediately gets down to a highly personal and singular part of anybody in a way that few other concepts can. So that’s why we named our record after that song.”
A video for the album’s first single, “Things Happen,” debuted at NPR First Watch.