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Hear YAWN’s Earthy Psych-Pop Triumph ‘Summer Heat’

Sate your desire for the quartet's sophomore LP with a stand-alone single

Though YAWN are currently at work on the follow-up to their 2011 debut album, Open Season, the Chicago avant-pop crew are content, for now, to share a one-off single. “Summer Heat” is a warm slice of daredevil psychedelia, unafraid to leap from hummable refrains and near-spoken-word verses to a glorious, open-throated coda that recall Feels-era Animal Collective. “Maybe when you call I can run in the sun,” singer Adam Gil blurts out. “Fly through the trees and crawl through the mud just for you.” Bask in “Summer Heat” below.  

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