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John Andrews & The Yawns – “Drivers” Video

I was a big fan of Quilt drummer John Andrews’ solo debut Bit By The Fang back in 2015, calling it “a brightly shining (if blurry) example of psychedelic saloon pop, replete with wobbly hallucinatory piano, sun-damaged jangle, and head-trip song titles.” Now Andrews and his backing band the Yawns are back with “Drivers,” the first single from an album called Bad Posture. The album was recorded at the former Pennsylvania resident’s new home, a farm house in Barrington, New Hampshire atop a hill Andrews dubbed Mt. Misery — thus the recordings boast a backwoods ambient quality befitting Woods, a group Andrews has played with in the past. “Drivers” itself applies Western guitar jangle worthy of the Byrds to faintly glowing folk-rock like Phil Elverum covering the Band. It finds Andrews adopting his new state’s motto: “Live free or die.” Watch the self-directed video below.

Tour dates:

02/10 Brooklyn, NY @ Baby’s All Right*
02/11 Philadelphia, PA @ Everybody Hits*
02/12 Cambridge, MA @ Lily Pad*
02/13 Portland, ME @ Apohadian Theater*
02/14 Winooski, VT @ The Monkey Theater*
02/15 Montreal, QC @ La Vitrola*
02/16 Albany, NY @ House Show*
02/18 Washington, D.C. @ Songbyrd DC*
02/19 Asheville, NC @ The Mothlight*
02/20 Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar*
02/21 Chicago, IL @ Schuba’s*
02/22 Columbus, OH @ Rumba Café*
* with Hand Habits

Bad Posture is out 3/10 via Woodsist. Pre-order it here.

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