Review: Yawn’s Happy Tears EP

Yawn: Happy TearsYawnHappy Tears (Feel Trip, 7/24/12)


Yawn: “Ganymede”

Chicago indie-psych-pop upstart Yawn gained popularity in just a few short years after a self-produced EP found its way to the ears of some booking agents at SXSW. Though the band only had a handful of live local sets under its belt, its successful showcase in Austin garnered praise and enthusiasm from unsuspecting attendees, eventually leading to attention from Pitchfork and NME. The band finally released its first full-length, Open Season, last summer, and has since toured with Mates of State and The Kooks. (And, of course, it was featured in Chromatic: The Crossroads of Color and Music.)

Mates of State Live on NPR

Married pop duo Mates of State recently traveled around the country for National Public Radio’s This American Life, providing the program’s musical accompaniment. The two also just played a live set for NPR, belting out their lighthearted piano-and-drums creations.

Follow this link to hear Mates of State live on NPR.