Dawes Drop New Single “Comes In Waves”

Dawes Drop New Single/video "Comes In Waves." The track is off the band's forthcoming release Misadventures of Doomscroller
Dawes Drop New Single/video "Comes In Waves"

Dawes, have shared Comes In Waves, available now via Rounder Records at all DSPs and streaming services. An official performance video – directed by Caitlin Gerard at Hollywood, CA’s historic EastWest Studios – premieres today as well via YouTube. Comes In Waves marks the latest single from Dawes’ upcoming eighth studio album, MISADVENTURES OF DOOMSCROLLER, arriving everywhere on Friday, July 22.

“I had this riff and one of the verses for a while,” says Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith. “Griffin, Wylie and Mike Viola came over to my backyard – this was peak Covid – to just play music together for one of the first times since lockdown. I started sharing the song and Griffin and Mike started singing their background parts you hear on the choruses on the record immediately. It inspired me to finish writing it.

“The lyric is about the arbitrary demands I make on myself. I want to perceive me or my life a certain way but I make no exceptions for an off day or a misstep. Whether it’s a win or a loss, it’s all transient, and only when I can live in some version of that awareness – which is itself transient – am I able to bat away any fears or anxieties or the consequences of an over indulged ego.”

Produced by longtime collaborator, Jonathan Wilson (Father John Misty, Angel Olsen), MISADVENTURES OF DOOMSCROLLER represents an adventurous new turn for Dawes, evincing a more ambitious, exploratory approach towards recording than ever before.

“We’ve always prided ourselves on being minimalists. With this record we set out on being MAXIMALISTS,” says Goldsmith. “Still a quartet. Still not letting these songs hide behind any tricks or effects. But really letting the songs breathe and stretch and live however they want to. We decided to stop having any regard for short attention spans. Our ambitions go beyond the musical with this one.

“We also wanted to honor the traditional length of a vinyl record – 40-45 minutes – but disregard any concern for numbers of tracks. The way Miles or Herbie often did. Documenting the songs is only half of the picture. For this record, they’re also the platform for us to jump off from and get lost in. I think the best way I can say it is – we wanted this record to be less a collection of songs and more a collection of music.”

“We wanted a musical drama, an ensemble cast with linked arms kicking highly; a transcription of a band meeting we haven’t even had yet,” adds bassist Wylie Gelber. “Eight legs and eight arms, in a room, stretching deeper than we ever knew we could…The Intros have Outros. The Outros have Bridges.”

Dawes will mark the arrival of Misadventures of Doomscroller with a wide-ranging international live schedule, including headline shows, festival performances, and a summer tour with The Head and The Heart. Highlights include a very special Independence Day event with Phil Lesh & Friends, set for Monday, July 4 at Asbury Park, NJ’s Stone Pony Summer Stage. Additional dates will be announced. For complete details and ticket availability, HERE


July 4 – Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony Summer Stage †
July 29 – Yuzawa, JP – Fuji Rock Festival *
August 1 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater ^
August 2 – Austin, TX – ACL Live at The Moody Theater ^ (SOLD OUT)
August 4 – Houston, TX – Lawn at White Oak ^
August 5 – Dallas, TX – The Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory ^
August 6 – Oklahoma City, OK – The Criterion ^
August 7 – Arvada, CO – Arvada Center for the Arts
August 8 – Salt Lake City, UT – Red Butte Garden Amphitheatre ^
August 9 – Boise, ID – Outlaw Field at the Idaho Botanical Garden ^
August 11 – Missoula, MT – KettleHouse Amphitheater ^
August 12 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park ^ (SOLD OUT)
August 13 – Seattle, WA – Marymoor Park ^
August 16 – Portland, OR – McMenamins Edgefield Amphitheater ^
August 18 – Santa Barbara, CA – Santa Barbara Bowl ^
August 19 – Berkeley, CA – Greek Theatre ^
August 20 – Los Angeles, CA – Greek Theatre ^
August 22 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay ^ (SOLD OUT)
August 23 – San Diego, CA – Humphreys Concerts By The Bay ^
August 27 – Tisbury, MA – Beach Road Weekend *
August 28 – Bridgeview, IL – Sacred Rose *
September 3-4 – Indianapolis, IN – All In Music & Arts Festival *
September 16 – Toronto, ON – Phoenix Concert Theatre
September 24-25 – Franklin, TN – Pilgrimage Music & Cultural Festival *

* Festival Performance
† w/Phil Lesh & Friends
^ Supporting The Head and The Heart