Almost five years ago, Boomer Music Update raved about Dawes,  a four-man Los Angeles/Laurel Canyon indie folk/rock band fronted by lead singer and guitarist Taylor Goldsmith with his drum playing younger brother Griffin.

Fast forward to next month, when Dawes releases their 7th album–the first single release is “Who Do You Think You’re Talking To” and it SCREAMS “the 80s”  –Tears for Fears, Springsteen, The Cars, and especially “Don’t You Want Me” by The Human League.

Dawes has a throwback feel but their lens is unique, their lyrics endearing and their melodies fresh.

Despite social unrest, out-of-control fires in the Western U.S., record breaking heat, and a global pandemic, musicians, like Dawes, continue to create terrific, memorable songs.

“Who Do You Think You’re Talking To” is #12 on the Adult Alt chart this week.