Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Dawes to Release Stripped Down at Grimey's on Record Store Day's Black Friday

Posted By on Tue, Oct 22, 2013 at 1:48 PM

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Back in March, Los Angeleno trad-rockers Dawes played a special in-store at Grimey's for folks who'd pre-ordered the band's then-forthcoming LP Stories Don't End. As it turns out, Dawes recorded the Grimey's set for a six-song release. What's the release called? Why, Dawes: Stripped Down at Grimey's, naturally. Stripped Down will be pressed on limited-edition 12-inch orange vinyl, and it'll be released Nov. 29 — i.e., Record Store Day's Black Friday, the holiday-shopping day of choice for vinyl fetishists, completists and audiophiles.

Speaking of record dweebs, here's what Dawes frontman Taylor Goldsmith had to say about record dweebs, plus a quote from Grimey's co-honcho Doyle Davis:

"The tour reintroduced us to a certain breed of music fan and the people whose job it is to keep their worlds alive," frontman Taylor Goldsmith said. "This show is one of the performances from that tour: The gear is limited, the space is smaller than a normal venue, the material was virtually unknown at the time, but when you're playing for a group of record store regulars, you know that you're in good hands."

"This is a recording of the performance that turned me into a devoted Dawes fan," said Grimey's co-owner Doyle Davis. "I had always admired their records for their immaculate construction; tasty yet restrained chops and literate songwriting. But hearing Dawes live for the first time put everything into perspective, convincing me this is one of the finest bands making music today. For what it's worth, I made a point to catch two more Dawes shows within four months of their Grimey's performance. That's how fans are made."

Stripped Down at Grimey's will feature the songs "From a Window Seat," "Someone Will," "Time Spent in Los Angeles," "Most People," "Something in Common" and "A Little Bit of Everything," and the cover features that picture of Grimey's you see over there on the right. See the full list of participating Record Store Day Black Friday venues here and the list of special releases here.

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