Dawes Gathers 'All Your Favorite Bands,' Brandon Flowers, Conor Oberst & more on Music Video
Dawes' heartwarming song about lasting friendships, "All Your Favorite Bands," is the title track off the group's 2015 album, now has an equally cute music video to match the songs' content.
The songwriters literally gathered all of their favorite bands and musicians to lip sync along to the song. The artists included The Killers' Brandon Flowers, My Morning Jacket, Shovels & Rope, Conor Oberst, M. Ward, Johnathan Rice, Gillian Welch, Blake Mills, Deer Tick's John McCauley, Delta Spirit's Matt Vasquez, and many more.
According to Pitchfork, Dawes' Taylor Goldsmith said it was a project done for and made by their friends.
"All we told everyone is that we wanted some footage of them singing our song," the frontman said. "All of their different settings and situations were completely their ideas. We had no idea what to expect. But we really love how it came together and for us, it really seems to suggest the musical family we feel lucky enough to have been a part of over the last six years."
Some of the artists were on the road, others seemed to be enjoying some time back home, but no matter where there were in the country or in their own lives, they all took some time to help out a great band.
The end of the clip also features Hawkins leading a choir of kids in the song's chorus. You can also catch a quick shot of Vasquez's butt in the mirror as well, if that's what you're into.
In conjunction with the video, Dawes announced a new project to create a collaborative playlist of all your favorite bands. So far, 922 songs have been added to the playlist and most of it is great modern Americana tunes from Hiss Golden Messenger and The Avett Brothers to Sturgill Simpson and Hurray For The Riff Raff. You can add your own songs by logging into Spotify via the band's website and simply searching.
Check out the music video below.