Local psych-pop outfit Yawn has just released a new EP early Wednesday morning. The band describes the effort, titled Happy Tears, in the passage below.
‘Happy Tears’ is a transitional piece: part B-Side, part Single. After a series of tours in support of ‘Open Season’, we were anxious to get back to recording. Returning to Chicago, and finding a lovely new home in a recording studio, we got to work shaping songs that have clung to us since summer. The collection of jams – some moody and dark, some bright and upbeat, represents our perspective on the violent ups and downs of touring life. Languid, aimless day-dreaming, uncontrolled outbursts of zaniness, and all the fluctuating moods of life on the road inspired much of this collection. We only see fit that it’s released for free to our fans who make these experiences possible.
Download Happy Tears as an MP3 or WAV bundle via the links below, followed by the effort’s tracklist and the band’s late night cable access-esque video for “Yum Yum,” off 2011′s Open Season. And catch the band live on July 28th at Wicker Park Fest.