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This is a decidedly different look for Dawn Landes, the country-folk artist that first popped up here with her bluegrass cover of “Young Folks.” There she was apple-cheeked and winsome; “Young Girl” showcases a glittery-cheeked, gritty, and glam side to the 28-year-old’s stylings, out of step with most everything else on her third LP Sweet Heart Rodeo (Byrds reference unintentional). It’s a slow burning cautionary tale sung to a young girl “everyone wants to get inside” by one who knows better, Landes playing both the prowling young girl and the one doing the warning. The clip was shot in the Lower East Side and directed by Jon Watts, whose treatment isn’t so far from the dingy haze he supplied to TV On The Radio’s “Wolf Like Me.” Check it:

Sweet Heart Rodeo is out 1/19 via Cooking Vinyl.

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Comments (9)
  1. Leo  |   Posted on Jan 15th, 2010 0

    Liking the new sound. Thanks!

  2. Love her. Thanks for this.

  3. Jefferson  |   Posted on Jan 15th, 2010 0

    So, so great. I think that guitarist is also in Balthrop, Alabama.

  4. Tim  |   Posted on Jan 15th, 2010 0

    Great video Dawn ! Can’t wait to check out the new album.

  5. Rumor has it she is married to Josh Ritter. She’s a wonderful talent. Hope showcasing this new sound helps more people to take notice.

  6. cecilio  |   Posted on Jan 17th, 2010 0

    come back spain pleaseeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee
    I love this girlllllllllllllllllllllllllll
    cool
    nice
    brillant
    etc

  7. Pat  |   Posted on Jan 18th, 2010 0

    @Jefferson – yup, Josh Kaufman is in both bands.

  8. Saw Dawn last night at Club Passim in Cambridge. Captured her new tune “Little Miss Holiday” that you can stream here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wxEvkPXzEvc

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