Stories Don't End

Ken Tucker likes Stories Don’t End, the new album from Dawes and thinks you might too:

I kid Dawes about their influences — I kid because I like the way these boys carry those influences with their own good humor, and with a loose assurance that their distinctiveness will shine through. On the lovely title song “Stories Don’t End,” singer-songwriter-guitarist Taylor Goldsmith talks about the ineffectiveness of talk — how words cannot express all that he wants to say about the woman he’s describing, the feelings he has for her. For that, he requires not only words, but the slightly fuzzy timbre of his voice and the gentle drumming of his brother Griffin Goldsmith. He gets closer, in this way, to suggesting how complex a story one song can tell, because as the title reminds us, the stories of a relationship, once launched, don’t end. We impose a narrative — a beginning, middle and end — upon them.

Image via Dawes


Dawes performing “Most People” on their Austin City Limits taping. This song is a web exclusive and wasn’t part of the TV broadcast.

Let me explain a thing to y'all white binary folks.

The issue of binarism is a thing because its not simply racism, and its not simply exorsexism. Its an discrimination that comes from the intersection of two axis’ of oppression.

To tell white nonbinary people that prejudice against their gender does not exist, is to tell those of us that face binarism that its exclusively racism.

You cannot take exorsexism from the equation without erasing or redefining binarism.

Ken Tucker reviews Stories Don’t End, the third album from the LA-based, West Coast folk rock-influenced band Dawes:

If you heard the Dawes song “Just Beneath the Surface” and said, “Somebody’s been listening to their old Jackson Browne albums!,” you’re not exactly insulting Dawes. This band has actually backed Browne on tour and Browne has sung back-up on at least one of their songs, and so you could say they come by their riffs, licks and phrasing honestly. You could, that is, if you want to pigeon-hole this quartet as a throwback to Southern California ‘70s soft-rock, which would be a mistake. Why, on the very next cut on their new album Stories Don’t End, they sound like East Coast '70s soft-rock, on the Steely Dan-ish “From a Window Seat.”


Headed out on tour with the great Conor Oberst this May and June. We’re gonna be opening and backing him up as well. For all info, click HERE

May 8, 2014 - Haw River Ballroom - Saxapahaw, NC
May 9, 2014 - The Orange Peel - Asheville, NC
May 11, 2014 - Charleston Music Hall - Charleston, SC
May 13, 2014 - Ponte Vedra Concert Hall - Ponte Vedra Beach, FL
May 14, 2014 - The Beacham - Orlando, FL
May 17, 2014 - Track 29 - Chattanooga, TN
May 22, 2014 - The Space at Westbury - Westbury, NY
May 23, 2014 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
May 24, 2014 - 9:30 Club - Washington, DC
May 25, 2014 - Carnegie Library Music Hall of Homestead - Munhall, PA
May 27, 2014 - Taft Theatre - Cincinnati, OH
May 29, 2014 - Metro - Chicago, IL
May 30, 2014 - Metro - Chicago, IL
May 31, 2014 - Pabst Theater - Milwaukee, WI
June 1, 2014 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
June 2, 2014 - First Avenue - Minneapolis, MN
June 4, 2014 - Sokol Auditorium - Omaha, NE
June 5, 2014 - The Blue Note - Columbia, MO
June 6, 2014 - Ryman Auditorium - Nashville, TN
June 7, 2014 - Buster’s - Lexington, KY
July 29, 2014 - SummerStage, Central Park - New York, NY


Dawes x


Dawes - Stories Don’t End - Album Trailer (by dawesthebandofficial)


DAWES - “Most People” - live from Mountain Stage.

This was recorded during our special 800th show, which airs on your radio this weekend.

Just Beneath The Surface
  • Just Beneath The Surface
  • Dawes
  • Stories Don't End

When you talk about me, do you stick to the memories?
Or was I just another victim of the case?
The one that went cold on you the way it was meant to do
For any detective that hasn’t accepted his place
And still wanders a city in hopes of it showing its face

Just beneath the surface there’s another one of me
At the root of all my trouble, in the twitch before I speak
With thoughts and revelations even I could not accept
So just beneath the surface is where he will stay kept


I was gone the whole day and now I’m back with my face 🐶

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Dawes-Most People