Watch Dawes Perform ‘Sound That No One Made / Doomscroller Sunrise’
The song appears on the band’s new album, ‘Misadventures Of Doomscroller.’
Dawes posted a live performance video of their song “Sound That No One Made / Doomscroller Sunrise.” The song appears on the band’s recently released studio album, Misadventures Of Doomscroller, which came out last month.
Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith discussed Misadventures Of Doomscroller at length in an interview for The JamBase Podcast. The album, recorded with producer Jonathan Wilson, saw Dawes take a “maximalist” approach to writing and recording, resulting in a 45-minute, seven-track LP featuring two songs over nine minutes long and another just a few seconds shy of nine minutes.
Goldsmith detailed the approach, stating:
“We’ve always done what we’ve wanted on our terms. I will say that I’m very proud of that, but I also think that we’ve never fully done truly whatever the fuck we want … We’ve always wanted to make the music we’ve made, but in this case, it just felt like, you know what – we love jazz. We love Herbie [Hancock] records. We love Zappa records. We love it when there’s two tracks. We love when there’s five tracks. We love it when there’s one track and just 40 minutes of music – let’s do that, or whatever our version of that is.
“I have the beginnings of these songs that I think could sustain that kind of elaborate approach. So let’s go for it. That was kind of the leading principle. It wasn’t necessarily like here’s the tracklist, here’s the title – I didn’t know any of that stuff.
“I think in the past it’s always felt like, ‘What can we cut out? What can be removed?’ We’re getting in and out as fast as possible, as economically as possible. How do I continue to trim? And not that I think that these songs are fatty, but I just feel like it was the opposite approach where the thinking was, ‘How do I add more?’ How do we see if it can handle more? Could it handle another section? Should it have another verse? Will it still be working?’ And in some cases, we did push it too far, but in a lot of cases, it worked.”
One of the nine-minute tracks on the album is the closing “Sound That No One Made / Doomscroller Sunrise.” Footage of Dawes performing that song at East West Studios in Los Angeles can be viewed below. Goldsmith was joined by his brother, Dawes drummer Griffin Goldsmith, as well as bassist Wylie Gelber, keyboardist Lee Pardini, touring guitarist Trevor Menear and percussionist Luis Conte.
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