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Time Spent In Los Angeles

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The first time we pressed play on Nothing Is Wrong, the sophomore long-player from SoCal comers Dawes, the opening cut, “Time Spent In Los Angeles,” rubbed us wrong. It seemed too chipper or poppy or something, and our natural cynicism gravitated towards the inky mood of second cut “If I Wanted Someone”. But repeated spins revealed that Dawes had chosen the right opener, a modern retort to the Eagles “Peaceful Easy Feeling” and like-minded encapsulations of Southern California life. It is where the band hails from and it’s emergence as the album’s new single makes perfect sense. Even if all the truth-telling elsewhere on Nothing Is Wrong proves too much for mainstream tenderfoots, this one is sing-along ready and wistful as the final days of summer.