For Your Consideration
WHO DO YOU THINK YOU’RE TALKING TO?
Best Rock Performance
ST. AUGUSTINE AT NIGHT
Best American Roots Performance
Best American Roots Song
It’s Goldsmith and the band at their most sweetly effective.Consequence of Sound
“Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?” was met by widespread applause upon its July premiere, with Rolling Stone hailing it as “a turbo-charged Eighties heartland rocker that finds Goldsmith narrating an interaction between two people, one of whom is still plagued by a past relationship.” “From the sounds of ‘Who Do You Think You’re Talking To?,’ bringing everyone closer to the process has led to a bigger sound,” declared Consequence of Sound. “As Goldsmith’s classic melodies and riffs continue the thread of Dawes’ decade-long career, the percussion snaps like a whip crack and Lee Pardini’s keys reach Roy Bittan levels of drama as they’re pushed to the forefront.”
The profound “St. Augustine at Night’ is a song about one’s relationship to their hometown,” says Dawes’ Taylor Goldsmith, “but also is a song about the varying degrees in which we all watch our lives pass us by.”
GOOD LUCK WITH WHATEVER – which marks Dawes’ first release on their new label, Rounder Records – sees Goldsmith grappling with the expectations of adulthood on a remarkable cycle of new songs fueled by many of the same elements that first earned the band worldwide attention and applause – graceful melodies with kinetic riffs and intricate musical interplay. Throughout the album, Dawes once again prove incredibly adept at pushing the emotional limits of the classically structured rock song, a testament to their tightly honed yet imaginative musicianship and the gripping specificity of Goldsmith’s songwriting.
Dawes is: Taylor Goldsmith (guitars, vocals), Griffin Goldsmith (drums), Wylie Gelber (bass), Lee Pardini (keys).