Dawn Landes is So Damn Cute

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Honestly though, how can you not be completely in love with this little songstress from Louisville, Kentucky. Of course, after a listen or two you wouldn’t need me to tell you where she’s from, what with the traditional southern instrumentation, as well as the soft voice and lovely lyrics. But despite the country roots which tend to be a bit constricting in terms of innovation, she is making uniquely simple alt-country, borrowing equally from Joanna Newsom, Chan Marshall, Sufjan Stevens, and even a bit from Suzanne Vega (whom she has toured with). And as if you needed any more reason to enjoy this up-and-coming talent, look at that picture. Cute as a goddamn button.

Check out “Bodyguard” off of her newest release, Fireproof (which dropped on March 4th, my birthday). Also check out her stripped-down take on Tom Petty’s “I Wont Back Down”, which might just be the best vehicle to showcase her perfect voice.

MP3: Dawn Landes – “Bodyguard”
MP3: Dawn Landes – “I Wont Back Down (Tom Petty Cover)”

Love,
Zack

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6 Responses to Dawn Landes is So Damn Cute

  1. steven john says:

    you know what’s even cuter? linkin park performing with jay-z…..nothing is cuter than a little bit of ebony and ivory…did i mention how great the linkin park and jay-z collaboration was!

  2. noah from 7B says:

    no way, linkin park sucks. alkaline trio is where it’s at.

  3. Michael says:

    she is kinda cute

  4. steven john says:

    noah i will squirt the grease from my face on your shirt that you borrowed from lucas.

  5. Zack says:

    that is the funniest thing that i have ever read.

  6. c4 says:

    Orphan loved dawn Landes many months ago… well, I mean, obviously it was me… but still! I’m glad to see she’s finally getting the attention she deserves!

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