You’ve all heard how much Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros‘s feel-good tunes are taking over the sound waves. Now the band’s friends Dawes is helping send those sound waves further with a cover of “Carries On” for the Vocal Project, a benefit for Uganda.
Apparently, the groups are staying close this spring. Dawes has tour dates scheduled with Edward Sharpe through June and was also recently added to the 2010 Sasquatch Festival lineup on the same day as Edward Sharpe (Sunday). In other recent news, Dawes has also been part of the recent alt-country supergroup “movement” (Mt. Desolation, the other alt-country supergroup that recently announced its formation). Front man Taylor Goldsmith is with supergroup MG&V, which made its debut at Coda Agency SXSW Showcase in Austin, TX this year.
The video starts out with some behind the scenes footage of Dawes getting ready to play the song on a back porch in California. However, they may have wanted to learn the lyrics before they started to record. Taylor Goldsmith writes the lyrics on a piece of scratch paper using his guitar as a table top while drummer Griffin Goldsmith (Taylor’s younger brother) researches the rest on his smart phone. Taylor Goldsmith claims he tried asking Edward Sharpe accordion player and backup vocalist Nora Kirkpatrick for the missing lyrics but she said she didn’t know what they were. What did we do before modern technology?
The video is part of the Voice Project, which is a coalition of artists and nonprofits that formed together to support the peace movement in Uganda.