Tuesday, October 25, 2011

YAWN Announce Fall/Winter Tour With The Kooks || Debut LP "Open Season" Out Now

Tour Dates
27 - Chicago - Empty Bottle$
26 - Chicago - Vic Theatre*
27 - Minneapolis - First Avenue*
29 - Denver - Ogden Theatre*
30 - Salt Lake City - Club Sound*
02 - Seattle - Showbox - The Market*
04 - Vancouver - Commodore Ballroom*
05 - Portland - Doug Fir*
07 - Los Angeles - The Music Box*
08 - Los Angeles - The Music Box*
13 - San Francisco - The Filmore*
$ Unknown Mortal Orchestra & Guantlet Hair
* The Kooks

The four members of YAWN come from the underbelly of Chicago, with roots in neighborhoods like Little Lebanon, Baghdad Row, and Polski Park. Having grown up together both figuratively and literally, their hearts remain embedded in trash but their dreams of success run deeper than the cold waters of Lake Michigan.
As young lads in a previous band, the members of YAWN made their way to the lush forests of Germany for the Taubertal Open Air Fest in summer ’07.  After pissing away their earnings hiring overpriced producers, YAWN learned a pivotal lesson: thine production lies within thine self. Moreover, they learned the valuable ethos of DIY.
Suddenly, their universe expanded! The scallywags began crafting a new sound, one more aligned with the eclectic textures of Brian Eno, Aphex Twin and Yeasayer: a solid, badass rock core adorned with rich vocal harmonies, vintage world samples and atmospheric digital layers. Leaving their former hoods and setting up shop in Wicker Park, they recorded new material in their basement. The DIY revelation led to the creation of “YAWN,” a 5-song e.p. that combines the poppiness of Phoenix with the complex lush layerings of Yeasayer and the creativeness of Unicorns.
This e.p. somehow ended up in the hands of the agents responsible for booking the Fader Fort at SXSW in Austin, who invited YAWN to showcase their live set in 2010.  Having only played a few shows around Chicago up until this point, YAWN was able to blow the roof off the Fader Fort, allowing word-of-mouth enthusiasm from the lucky attendees to spread across the world when SXSW was over. This dispersion led to favorable reviews from the likes of Pitchfork, NME, and KEXP and inspired adoring fans everywhere to download the free “YAWN” e.p. from www.yawntheband.com
Throughout 2010/2011 – the band has had the pleasure of opening for such great acts as: Yeasayer, Local Natives, Girl Talk, Twin Shadow, Delorean, Tame Impala, Yuck, Glasser, Tanlines, As Tall As Lions, RJD2, Steel Train, Memoryhouse, Twin Sister, Houses, Young Man, Class Actress/Beach Fossils, and a few others.
They released their debut LP,Open Season, this August on FeelTrip/Englophile. They recently finsihed tours with with Mates of State, being joined by Suckers & Other Lives for select dates. The band are geared up next to join The Kooks on their late Fall/Winter tour.

"With a bit of a tribal vibe, a simple, repetitive beat and a soft round of vocals, we just can't get enough of this song [Kind Of Guy]." - NME

"what impresses me most about the album: it finds the intersection between the complex realm of layered processing with the natural feel of creating an aurally and simply pleasant riff or bassline accompanied by an appropriate drumbeat." - Windy City Rock
"tribal tunes built upon yelps, nature sounds, and clattering rhythms, Chicago’s psych quartet YAWN have garnered almost unanimous comparisons to Animal Collective and Yeasayer." - Stereogum
"YAWN use their own powerful magnifying glass to skew the sun ablaze onto Open Season‘s garden of sounds." - Pasta Primavera
"This album will help flow from summer into the fall months. I would recommend enjoying this album in it,s entirety, while driving or commuting from a long day. It is sure to pick you up and help mellow you out." - Best New Bands
"percussive afro-beats, pulsing synths, wavering vocal ranges and beautifully executed harmonies, all smothered in luscious reverb glory." - Wild Honey Pie
"Beach Boys harmonies permeate the songs and there’s much Caribbean sunshine hidden within the acid heart of this music. The drums tickle the rhythms to create beats that are light and airy and utterly danceable." - Chicagoist
"YAWN swirls drums with churning bells, claps, and other noises beneath classic '60's harmonies. It draws you in on a number of levels, and that is where the charm of the band rest." - The Deli
"sparkly electro-pop perfect for remixing." -Chicago Reader
"They sound different than anything else in Chicago right now.... 9 out of 10 on the fun factor scale" - Chicago Tribune

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