Cover Alert | Dawes Covers Warren Zevon
The song has a special meaning to Letterman, who grew to be friends with Zevon and had him on the late night talk show numerous times before Zevon died in 2003. Letterman explains Zevon asked Dave which of his songs the host would like Zevon to play on his last appearance on the show. Dave details wanting to hear “Desperados Under The Eaves” among several other Zevon tunes but ultimately it wasn’t played. Letterman went on to ask Dawes to perform the track off of Zevon’s self-titled 1976 album, resulting in the video below.
Dawes also performed the song, “Things Happen,” the lead single and first song on their upcoming new album, All Your Favorite Bands, which will be released June 2 via the group’s Hub Records label.