Dawes is set to release a new album titled Stories Don’t End on April 9 via Q Prime, according to an interview with Rolling Stone.
After opening for Mumford & Sons last summer, Dawes recorded their upcoming album over five weeks in September in Asheville, N.C. Attempting to sample alternative musical options, the band worked with producer Jacquire King (Kings of Leon, Of Monsters and Men, Cold War Kids) on Stories Don’t End. Frontman Taylor Goldsmith spoke with Rolling Stone about maintaining the band’s classic rock sound while producing a fresh record for 2013.
“I feel like a big part of our existence is, ‘Dawes is this cool band that takes us back to the Seventies,’ which is never something we wanted at all,” Goldsmith explained. “Obviously we have our influences, and I know that some of what we do as a band is of another time, even simple aspects like guitar solos. So I get it, I’m not mad at it, but at the same time, we just wanted to make sure people saw us as a modern band as well.”
Dawes currently plans to tour throughout spring and summer of 2013.