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Dawns - Dawns EP

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Dawns - Dawns EP
Record Label: Self-released
Release Date: June 19. 2012
This review was written by an AP.net staff member.
Now that John Mayer is calling Montana home, David Boone no longer has the honor of bearing the title as the state's most talented songwriter. But one listen to Dawns debut self-titled EP and one begins to wonder: Maybe Montana is more than just natural scenery.

The disc was produced by British producer Dalton Supple, who has worked with the likes of Coldplay, Starsailor and Morrisey. Much like those three, the disc is ethereal, layered and deeply nuanced. The EP also features the help of string arranger Audrey Riley, who has worked with The Smiths, The Cure and Smashing Pumpkins.

Dawns opens with "Evidence and Answers," a nocturnal offering that is piano-driven and stadium ready. With a minute-long introduction, Boone sings, "Don't ask the reasons why, you know the answers, you're big as endless life." And so unravels an epic, U2-esque anthem. There's something palpable, inviting and resonant about each passing second of "Evidence and Answers," and its those traits that keep the disc moving forward.

Lead single "Better To Love Than," is an uber-catchy, sweeping guitar-driven rock cut that evokes Coldplay and Remy Zero, while "Taillights," is a whispered, rootsy offering that twinkles and shimmers like the Montana night sky. The EP ends with "In Between Time," a celestial cut that feels reminiscent of Brian Eno and the guttural, heartland anthem "Beam of Light." When all is said and done, Dawns makes for an engaging effort that signals the start of one of the Northwest's most promising new talents.

Recommended If You Like Remy Zero, Coldplay, Starsailor, U2


Find Them Here http://dawnsiscoming.com
 
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09:12 AM on 06/30/12
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blinkme
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Been looking forward to this EP for a while. Sounds awesome!
09:52 AM on 06/30/12
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Thought this said Dawes

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