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    The Avett Brothers climbed my Last.fm chart quickly…and they’re definitely going to continue rising since I just got The Avett Bros. EP and Country Was. Not to mention that Four Thieves Gone has been on repeat in my car CD player for the last two weeks.



    What is up with these bands swinging by the east coast and not playing in Boston or Connecticut?

    *eh hem*..Dawes. Unless there’s more dates they haven’t announced yet.


    Song On Repeat For The Last Three Days:

    Dawes - “That Western Skyline



    Retweeted by Dawes! (@dawestheband)
That makes two…social media interactions…with awesome bands. The first being White Denim.
Whoaaa, and they’re also two bands I’ve met and interacted with in real life! Except I’m assuming they don’t remember that.

    Retweeted by Dawes! (@dawestheband)

    That makes two…social media interactions…with awesome bands. The first being White Denim.

    Whoaaa, and they’re also two bands I’ve met and interacted with in real life! Except I’m assuming they don’t remember that.


    Lyric-A-Day Project - Day 5:
    Dawes - “God Rest My Soul”

    You can’t throw something out there without watching it fall
    Only thing that’s scarier than dying is not dying at all
    So when I have lost all my control
    God will rest my soul

    Wow, Didot is gorgeous.
    Nothing too fancy today, just trying to get letterforms to interact nicely. The black and gold is inspired by the Nothing Is Wrong cover and was the first finished version, but I realized since the song is off North Hills, I should try two colorways.


    Awesome 2011 Music Things:

    I probably don’t have a broad enough taste or enough exposure to compile a fair and balanced “Rolling Stones-type, must hear, top albums of the year” list. But here’s some of the 2011 albums I listened to that I personally think are the shit along with a track definitely worth checking out. You should listen to some of it…if you want to:

    Cornershop And The Double-O Groove Of - Cornershop
    groovy as all hell. Listen to "Natch" 

    Nothing Is Wrong - Dawes
    beautifully written. Listen to "So Well"

    Middle Brother - Middle Brother
    for namesake (don’t know if I’m using that word correctly), listen to "Middle Brother" 

    W H O K I L L - tUnE-yArDs
    interesting and insane. Listen to "You Yes You" (<that’s a live version)

    D - White Denim
    ridiculously talented musicians. Listen to "At The Farm"

    Takes Place In Your Work Space EP - White Denim
    still talented. Listen to "Handwriting" 
    the four-song EP is available for free download I believe


    Dawes uses pretty similar, simple song structures in their music, very often with those lyrical variations in the choruses and pre-choruses

    and they do it soooooooo well.


    Dawes - “A Little Bit Of Everything