There are times I run across a song I just can't get out of my head (that's great, because it gives the voices a rest). The other night, I stumbled across From a Window Seat by the alt-indie band Dawes and it's been on replay in my head and car ever since.
Dawes has an unmistakable Laurel Canyon sound (think vintage CSN&Y, Neil Young and Jackson Browne) that'll take you back to the early 70s.
The band's composed of brothers Taylor (guitars and vocals) and Griffin Goldsmith (drums), along with Wylie Gelber (bass) and Tay Strathairn (keyboards). Their songs contain some of the best lyrics you've ever heard - thoughtful word-pictures that are punctuated with some stellar guitar work.
How good are they? I went to iTunes with the intention of downloading one song - 14 songs later I had to stop myself or I'd own their entire discography. They're. That. Good.
In February of this year, the band released the first single From a Window Seat from their third album Stories Don't End. If you're a frequent guest in the not-so-friendly skies, you'll probably hum this tune the next time you sit through the this-plane-has-three-exits drill. For those of you keeping score at home, this is the song that got me hooked.
Here's another one that'll have you thinking - and probably humming along.