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Dawes & Indigo Girls Debut on Rock, Folk Albums Charts

The respective band and duo fly the flag for the gentler side of the genre.

Dawes notches its first No. 1 on Billboard’s Folk Albums chart (dated June 20) and its highest rank on Top Rock Albums (No. 4) as All Your Favorite Bands starts with 13,000 sold, according to Nielsen Music.

The Los Angeles group’s second self-released album (it was previously signed to ATO Records) also launches at No. 4 on Independent Albums. Its last set, Stories Don’t End, started at No. 9 on Top Rock Albums, also with 13,000 sold (although a slightly higher amount than the new album before rounding numbers off).All Your Favorite Bands‘ lead cut, “Things Happen,” rises 12-10 on Adult Alternative Songs, marking the band’s second top 10 on the airplay list. “From a Window Seat” peaked at No. 10 in 2013.


Dawes vocalist Taylor Goldsmith has participated in two supergroups. He was part of the New Basement Tapes, a collective assembled by T-Bone Burnett and also including Elvis Costello and Marcus Mumford, tasked with writing music to accompany lost Bob Dylan lyrics; their album, Lost on the River, peaked at No. 2 on Folk Albums, No. 4 on Top Rock Albums and No. 23 on the Billboard 200 in November. Goldsmith also joined members of bands Deer Tick and Delta Spirit to form Middle Brother, whose self-titled set peaked at No. 40 on Top Rock Albums back in 2011.

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(INDI-)GO, GIRLS: Back to Folk Albums, duo Indigo Girls lands its third No. 2 entry on the list with One Lost Day (9,000), the pair’s first new album in more than three years. The new set also opens at No. 7 on Top Rock Albums, marking the duo’s first top 10 on the list, which originated in 2006.

Indigo Girls (Amy Ray and Emily Saliers) place their 17th title on the Billboard 200, where One Lost Day opens at No. 63. They’ve tallied 10 top 40 Billboard 200 albums, including two top 10s: 1994’s Swamp Ophelia (No. 9) and 1997’s Shaming of the Sun (No. 7). They first appeared in 1989 with their self-titled set, which yielded their biggest single, the No. 52 Billboard Hot 100 folk-rock classic “Closer to Fine.”