Stream John Andrews & The Yawns Bit By The Fang (Stereogum Premiere)
When Woodsist associate John Andrews isn’t drumming for Quilt or playing keys for Woods, he records his own music under the moniker John Andrews & The Yawns. Andrews started working on debut album Bit By The Fang in 2013 while living in Lancaster, PA, but commitments with those other projects prevented him from finishing it until now. Good thing he did, though: The record is a brightly shining (if blurry) example of psychedelic saloon pop, replete with wobbly hallucinatory piano, sun-damaged jangle, and head-trip song titles like “I’ll Go To Your Funeral (If You Go To Mine).” It’s no wonder Andrews ended up part of the Woodsist family; his music delves deep into the new weird Americana that put that label on the map, refracting his own homespun visions at friendly sideways angles. Curl up with the whole album below.