Dawes Covering Edward Sharpe’s “Carries On” Makes My Eyes Rain With Excitement

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Seriously. One, I’m currently obsessed with Dawes, and all their amazing song craft, and two, I can never get enough of Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros. I meant to post this video to BOT a while ago, but never got around to it. Now is a perfect time. I’m getting ready to revisit another Dawes performance next week at SXSW, so they’ve been heavy on my playlist for the past few weeks. I know it’s a longshot that they’ll perform this cover, but man, if they did, my eyes probably would rain.


If you dig this video, it’s one of many different cover performances included in The Voice Project, a peace movement put together to raise awareness for Uganda, specifically the support of the the women of the African nation. If you want to enjoy Andrew Bird covering Cass McCombs, Bedouin Soundclash covering K’Naan, Nicole Atkins covering The Avett Brothers, Mike Mills covering Billy Bragg and Peter Gabriel covering Tom Waits among many others, and can get into a good cause, I highly recommend checking out what The Voice Project is doing.