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See Dawes Sing the Beatles, Update ‘Stay Down’ in New Video

Latest “Poolside Session” video features California band’s brief jam on “Please Please Me” and contemplative track from ‘Passwords’

Dawes return for a new installment of their “Poolside Session” series with a stripped-down take on “Stay Down,” a track pulled from the band’s recent Passwords LP.

Though this video, unlike last month’s recording of “Feed the Fire,” doesn’t actually feature a pool, “Stay Down” is a particularly appropriate track for the theme, with its imagery of a michelada-laden getaway. It even starts with some ad-libbed riffing on the Beatles “Please Please Me.” Once Taylor Goldsmith and company get down to business, however, the tone isn’t so lighthearted, and the bare-bones arrangement accentuates the song’s underlying discontent. “This song is equal parts about vacation and about hell, and the occasional similarities therein,” Goldsmith says. “I’m sure you can relate to some extent.”

Passwords, the group’s sixth album and first in two years, was released on June 22nd, with the band kicking off its adjoining tour earlier this month. They visit College Street Music Hall in New Haven, Connecticut, tonight.

The full itinerary for Dawes’ An Evening with Dawes: Passwords Tour:

September 18 — New Haven, CT @ College Street Music Hall
September 19 — Red Bank, NJ @ Count Basie Theatre
September 20 — Cary, NC @ Koka Booth Amphitheatre
September 22 — Franklin, TN @ Pilgrimage Festival
September 23 — Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
September 25 — Lincoln, NE @ Bourbon Theatre
September 26 — Denver, CO @ Ogden Theatre
September 28 — Reno, NV @ Cargo Concert Hall
September 29 — Sacramento, CA @ Farm to Fork Festival
September 30 — Portland, OR @ Revolution Hall
October 1 — Seattle, WA @ Showbox
October 3 — Eugene, OR @ HiFi Music Hall
October 4 — Petaluma, CA @ Mystic Theatre
October 29 — San Diego, CA @ Observatory North Park
October 30 — Las Vegas, NV @ Brooklyn Bowl
October 31 — Tucson, AZ @ The Rialto Theatre
November 2 — Austin, TX @ Stubb’s
November 3 — Dallas, TX @ Bomb Factory
November 4 — Houston, TX @ The Heights Theatre
November 6 — Oklahoma City, OK @ The Jones Assembly
November 7 — Tulsa, OK @ Cain’s Ballroom
November 9 — Birmingham, AL @ Iron City
November 10 — Cincinnati, OH @ Taft Theatre
November 11 — Chattanooga, TN @ The Signal
November 13 — Richmond, VA @ The National
November 14 — Charlotte, NC @ The Underground
February 10-17 — Tampa, FL @ Cayamo Cruise 2019

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