PREMIERE: John Andrews and the Yawns Do “It’s So Easy” in a Barn

From March's Bad Posture.

In addition to drumming for Quilt, John Andrews has played on records by Woods, EZTV, and Kevin Morby, and while there’s a certain troubadour feel to his solo work, where he’s backed by The Yawns, it’s a different kind of sound altogether. Where those artists are informed by classic folk or power-pop sounds, on his own, Andrews has more in common with the cotton-mouthed Deadisms of Alex Bleeker and the Freaks or King Gizzard & the Lizard Wizard circa Paper Mâché Dream Balloon.

Andrews recorded Bad Posture, his new record, in a New Hampshire barn, and that’s where he and The Yawns return for a cover of Ted Lucas’s “It’s So Easy,” which we’re premiering today. Surrounded by Two Buck Chuck cases and a prolific collection of ladders, the group turn in a tender take on the already intimate song. “We’ve got to trust each other blindly,” Andrews sings. “Only then will we have eyes to see.”

Andrews and The Yawns will be hitting the road alternately with Woods, Morby, and Mild High Club this summer. You can see those dates, as well as the “It’s So Easy” session, below.

John Andrews and the Yawns tour dates

05/23 – Washington, D.C. – Rock & Roll Hotel #
05/24 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom #
05/26 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s #
06/08 – North Adams, MA – Design Lab
06/09 – Allston, MA – Brighton Music Hall *
06/10 – Montreal, Quebec – Bar Le Ritz *
06/30 – Hudson, NY – Club Helsinki %
07/02 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall %
07/04 – Barrington, NH – Boogie in the Barn %
07/05 – Burlington, VT – ArtsRiot %
07/06 – Montreal, QC – La Sala Rossa %
07/07 – Toronto, ON – Garrison %
07/10 – Chicago, IL – Empty Bottle %
07/11 – Asheville, NC – Grey Eagle %
07/12 – Richmond, VA – Strange Matter %
07/13 – Washington, DC – Rock & Roll Hotel %
07/14 – Philadelphia, PA – Underground Arts %
07/15 – New York, NY – Bowery Ballroom %

 

# = w/ Kevin Morby
* = w/ Mild High Club
% = w/ Woods

 

Bad Posture is out now on Woodsist.

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