Album Premiere: YAWN, ‘Love Chills’

Tess Duncan

By Tess Duncan

on 09.04.14 in News

After releasing their debut full-length Open Season in 2011, YAWN made a name for themselves in the indie-pop circuit, touring the country with bands like Yuck, Mates of State, Tame Impala and the Kooks. Next week the Chicagoans are releasing Love Chills, a sophomore LP that reflects an effortless attention to detail. The fuzzed-out joy ride maintains its focus on melodies rather than getting lost in a sea of samplers and synths, a feat not easily achieved when dealing with psychedelic electro that readily lends itself to a dance party. Here YAWN dabble in mellowed-out fusions of African percussion and wind instruments, catchy rhythms and falsetto group vocals. At other moments, distorted, note-bending guitar solos lurk into the mix (“Mylene”), often awash with grandiose choruses, jumpy chords and unpredictable drum beats (“Flytrap”). Listen to the full album stream below.

Love Chills is out September 9th on Old Flame Records.