YAWN has been a Chicago psych pop mainstay since forming in 2009. Over the years, they’ve refined their infectious sounds over two LPs, including 2014’s Love Chills. It’s garnered them coveted opening gigs for contemporaries like Tame Impala, Yuck, and Mates of State. Now they’re keeping the eccentric vibes going with their upcoming Day Trip EP, out August 21st via FeelTrip Records and Old Flame Records. For a taste of what’s to come, the band has shared the bouncy title track.
In typical YAWN fashion, the track opens with a sensational hook before jumping in with snapping drums and obscured vocals. Soon a tumbling bass line comes in, making an already exuberant track feel even more vibrant and weightless. Frontman Adam Gil sounds like an alien transmission that’s managed to settle in with the sunny vibes. It may be this year’s weirdest and most eccentric summer jam.
Listen in below.