Simon Dawes is an indie rock group from Malibu, CA. It was founded when Taylor Goldsmith and Blake Mills met at Malibu High School. This is how they describe themselves: Simon Dawes is a band… named after no one. Though they're mostly just creaking into being twenty-one (bassist Wiley Gelber is barely 18), you could play their new record Carnivore for anyone and tell the most insane lies about it: reissue of some lost psych-folk-rock artifact, unknown bootleg side project with one Beatle, Kink, Floyd and Who member that never came out for legal reasons… and they would all be believed. A Malibu zip code might fool you into thinking they basically bought their band pre-made off the Internet, but they're scholars and diggers and hard workers, taking a dinosaur-rock diet and making it alive and relevant in ways it hasn't been for millions of years.
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