Tuesday, June 02, 2015

Sights and Sounds: Florence + The Machine, Dawes

Two of my favorite modern-day artists both have new albums out today. Here is the latest official updates on Florence + The Machine and Los Angeles' own Dawes...


#1 on iTUNES in 18 countries

Florence + The Machine set to perform on 'The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon' tonight, June 2, 2015, and on 'Good Morning America' on June 5

NEW YORK, NY (June 2, 2015) – How Big How Blue How Beautiful, the new album from Florence + the Machine, is out now, reaching #1 in 18 countries worldwide including the U.K., Australia, Belgium, Finland, Ireland, New Zealand, Norway, Sweden and more.

To celebrate the release, the band will perform on “The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon” tonight and “Good Morning America” June 5. The band recently performed new tracks “What Kind of Man” and “Ship to Wreck” on “Saturday Night Live.” Watch the performances 
here andhere.

Frontwoman and creative force Florence Welch is currently featured on the cover of Billboard, read their feature on Welch and the new album 
hereHow Big How Blue How Beautiful is outJune 2 on Republic Records.

Florence + the Machine is set to tour worldwide this summer, playing Governor’s Ball and making appearances at Glastonbury, Lollapalooza, Bonnaroo, Austin City Limits, Roskilde, Osheaga, Bestival, Splendour in the Grass, Southside and many more with additional headline dates including D.C.’s Merriweather Post Pavilion and Colorado’s Red Rocks Amphitheatre.

The new album How Big How Blue How Beautiful is a collection of songs, written and recorded over the course of 2014. Produced by Markus Dravs (Bj√∂rk, Arcade Fire, Coldplay) with contributions from Paul Epworth, Kid Harpoon and John Hill, the third album by Florence + The Machine is live-sounding, tune-rich, unhinged in all the right places and powerful in all the best ways. In voice and, ultimately, outlook Florence has never sounded better. Preorder the album

How Big How Blue How Beautiful

  1. Ship To Wreck
  2. What Kind Of Man
  3. How Big How Blue How Beautiful
  4. Queen Of Peace
  5. Various Storms & Saints
  6. Delilah
  7. Long & Lost
  8. Caught
  9. Third Eye
  10. St Jude
  11. Mother

Dawes' new album, All Your Favorite Bands, is out today

Summer 2015 North American Tour dates announced and on sale now

Band will appear on CONAN on June 11, 2015

"Let me tell you a little something about Dawes...if you're looking for a rock 'n roll band, this is pretty much all you need right here....tremendous...they got it going on...
Pretty much all you need in a rock 'n roll band."
David Letterman

"With this, its fourth album, Dawes calls from deep inside the feedback loop of love's aftermath, a place where stray scenes from happier times rattle around unexpectedly to reinforce the stark loneliness of the present moment. For a songwriter, it's an interesting place to hang out, and Goldsmith takes full advantage of the dramatic possibilities."

"The new album wins on every level - in observation, performance,
composition and sound...For the band's fourth work,
Goldsmith conceived his most concise and catchy material to date."
-NY Daily News - 5 stars

The new album from LA rock quartet Dawes is out today. Produced by David Rawlings at Woodland Sound Studios in Nashville, TN, All Your Favorite Bands is Dawes' fourth album and second on their own label. The album includes nine bracing new original recordings written by Taylor Goldsmith, except for the title track, which was co-written with Jonny Fritz. The album highlights the outstanding musicianship of Taylor (lead vocals, guitar), Griffin Goldsmith (drums, background vocals), Wylie Gelber (bass) and Tay Strathairn (keyboards, background vocals) that Dawes fans around the world have come to cherish. All Your Favorite Bands also features the vocal support of Gillian Welch and The McCrary Sisters, as well as David Rawlings on guitar and vocals, Richard Bennett on acoustic guitar and Paul Franklin on pedal steel. Order the album at iTunes or Amazon or visit http://www.pledgemusic.com/dawes for deluxe packages. NPR's "First Watch" premiered the new video for the album's first single, "Things Happen," and it can be seenHERE YouTube HERE.

The band took to the Ed Sullivan Theater at the request of David Letterman himself Wednesday, April 22, to perform "Things Happen." As a special gift to the show's parting host, Dawes also performed a touching rendition of the classic Warren Zevon song "Desperados Under The Eaves." Check out the performance of "Things Happen" HERE and "Desperados Under the Eaves" HERE. Dawes will appear on Conan on June 11.

Dawes also recently announced their June and July headline tour in support of All Your Favorite Bands. The upcoming run will include appearances at the Bonnaroo Music & Arts Festival, Mumford & Sons' Gentlemen of the Road Tour, dates supporting Hozier, and headline performances with a host of supporting acts such as Langhorne Slim, The Lone Bellow, Gill Landry, Sam Outlaw, First Aid Kit and more. Tickets can be purchased HERE. Complete tour dates are below:

02 - Los Angeles, CA - Masonic Lodge at Hollywood Forever Cemetery
05 - Seaside Heights, NJ - Gentlemen of the Road: Seaside Heights Beach
06 - Washington, DC - Warner Theatre ~~
07 - Charleston, WV - Mountain Stage
09 - Louisville, KY - Headliners Music Hall ~~
10 - Chicago, IL - Pritzker Pavilion at Millenium Park *
11 - Indianapolis, IN - Farmer's Bureau Insurance Lawn at White River State Park
12 - Manchester, TN - Bonnaroo
14 - Cincinnati, OH - Horseshoe Cincinnati (The Shoe) *
16 - Columbus, OH - The LC Pavilion *
17 - Charlotte, NC - The Uptown Amphitheater at the Music Factory *
19 - Waverly, IA - Gentlemen of the Road: Wartburg College Athletic Fields
20 - Madison, WI - The Capitol Theatre ^
21 - St. Louis, MO - The Pageant ^
24 - Dallas, TX - Annette Strauss Square at AT&T Performing Arts Center ^
25 - Austin, TX - Stubb's ^
26 - Aurora, IL - Two Brothers Summer Festival
27 - Peoria, IL - Limelight Eventplex ~~

07 - Boise, ID - Knitting Factory &
09 - Calgary, AB - Republik &
10 - Edmonton, AB - Starlite Room &
11 - Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival
12 - Winnipeg, MB - Winnipeg Folk Festival
14 - Minneapolis, MN - Cabooze Plaza #
15 - Sioux Falls, SD - Orpheum Theatre +
17 - Fargo, ND - Fargo Theatre &
18 - Appleton, WI - Lawrence Chapel +
20 - Toronto, ON - The Phoenix &
21 - Burlington, VT - Higher Ground &
24 - Camden, NJ - Xponential Music Festival
25 - Freeport, ME - LL Bean Summer in the Park
27 - New York, NY - Central Park Summerstage ◊
28 - Pittsburgh, PA - Stage AE (Outdoors) *
29 - Rochester Hills, MI - Meadowbrook Amphitheater *
31 - Council Bluff, IA - Harrah's Hotel & Casino - Stir Cove

02 - Morrison, CO - Red Rocks *
09 - Reno, NV - Grand Sierra Theater $
12 - Portland, OR - Crystal Ballroom %
14 - Walla Walla, WA - Gentlemen of the Road: Whitman College Athletic Fields
18 - Salt Lake City, UT - The Depot %
19 - Bellevue, CO - Mishawaka Amphitheatre %
21 - Salida, CO - Gentlemen of the Road: Vandaveer Ranch
28 - Shrewsbury, UK - Shrewsbury Folk festival

01 - Antwerp, BE - Rivierenhof Festival @
02 - Cologne, DE - Gloria Theatre @
04 - Stradbally, IE - Electric Picnic Festival
05 - Birmingham, UK - Moseley Folk Festival
08 - London, UK - Shepherds Bush Empire @
10 - Amsterdam, NL - Paradiso @
12 - Groningen, NL - Take Root
13 - Berlin, DE - Lollapalooza Music Festival
19 - Templeton, CA - Beaverstock
20 - Del Mar, CA - Kaaboo
25 - Raleigh, NC - North Carolina Museum of Art

~~ = Gill Landry support
* = with Hozier
^ = Langhorne Slim support
& = Sam Outlaw support
# = Lake Street Dive and The Lone Bellow support
+ = The Lone Bellow support
◊ = with First Aid Kit and Andy Shauf
% = with James Vincent McMorrow
@ = with My Morning Jacket
$ - with Jason Isbell

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