“The main line of the title track is ‘And may all your favorite bands stay together,’” said frontman Taylor Goldsmith. “I know that my favorite bands are a really deep part of who I am. 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.”
“Despite taking these songs on the road a little before heading into the studio, the only things we’ve ever been concerned with are honoring the songs and the inspired moments that come from truly playing together and reacting to each other,” said Taylor. “Not only expressing ourselves by how we play individually, but also expressing each other by how we play together. After spending so much time playing music on stages and having to react in the moment, creating comfort zones in the studio where we’re supposed to take our time, play separately, and play songs as many times as we wanted feels foreign and uncomfortable. In short, having to think about the bigger picture rather than our individual performances is what makes us a band. With this new record, all the lead vocals, guitar solos, simultaneous piano and organ and of course bass and drums were all done at the same time. And listening back, we really felt like we were listening to the way we thought we sounded. And that’s all we could ever want.”
Dawes launched a PledgeMusic campaign for pre-ordering the All Your Favorite Bands which includes a limited edition CD and vinyl package, The record is also available for pre-order via iTunes.
All Your Favorite Bands Tracklist:
1. Things Happen
2. Somewhere Along the Way
3. Don’t Send Me Away
4. All Your Favorite Bands
5. I Can’t Think About It Now
6. To Be Completely Honest
7. Waiting For Your Call
8. Right on Time
9. Now That It’s Too Late, Maria
A tradition continues this June for Widespread Panic.
New Hope rockers Ween have confirmed a pair of Midwest concerts leading up to their return to Red Rocks.
British electro-funk act Jamiroquai has confirmed their first show in New York City in over 12 years.
Umphrey’s McGee closed out a two-night stand at the Crystal Ballroom by welcoming out saxophonist Russell Scott for a Herbie Hancock cover.
A series of six co-headlining shows featuring Gov’t Mule and The Avett Brothers along with opener The Magpie Salute have been confirmed.
Listen to Widespread Panic dust off a Beatles cover for the first time in over 12 years as part of their first of three shows at The Theater At MGM National Harbor.