John Andrews & The Yawns

Friday, June 30

Doors: 6:00 pm / Show: 9:00 pm


This event is 21 and over

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Brooklyn-based psychedelic folk outfit Woods releases “Love Is Love,” their 10th album, this spring. The band’s easygoing, distinctive sound, characterized by lead singer Jeremy Earl’s falsetto vocals and soulful melodies, garnered a Best New Music honor from Pitchfork Magazine, and “Sun City Creeps,” the lead track from the group’s previous album, was featured as one of NPR’s Songs We Love.

“Love Is Love” weaves psychedelic swirls of guitar between languid horns reminiscent of the best Ethiopian jazz. A distinctly New York record, “Love Is Love” is a document of protest in uncertain times and an open-hearted rejection of cynicism in favor of emotional honesty. It is bright, and then, unexpectedly, a little dark sometimes too.

Woods combines a low-fi approach with a melodic, pop sensibility. Woods should appeal to fans of My Morning Jacket and Wilco.
John Andrews & The Yawns
John Andrews & The Yawns
New Jersey-born multi-instrumentalist John Andrews worked with several bands before stepping out on his own with solo project John Andrews & the Yawns -- "the Yawns" being a fictional backing band at first, as Andrews played all the instruments on his debut. Andrews always worked on solo compositions, but notably contributed drums to indie act Quilt and organ/keyboards to fuzzy folk-rockers Woods. Being a full-time member of both these bands made it difficult to find time and space to complete his own recordings. Andrews began work on a debut album in 2013 when living in the remote Amish country of Lancaster, Pennsylvania. Over the next several months, Andrews eventually decamped to his grandparents' New Jersey home, where he set up in their vacant living room and re-recorded the warm, Kinks-informed roots pop songs that made up his 2015 debut, Bit by the Fang, which saw release on the Woodsist label. After relocating to a Colonial farmhouse in the woodland of Barrington, New Hampshire with musician friends, he went to work on his second album. Recorded on the property with housemates including Rachel Neveu of Mmoss, and Lukas Goudreault and Joey Schneider of Soft Eyes, Bad Posture followed with more rootsy psych-pop in 2017.
Venue Information:
Club Helsinki
405 Columbia St
Hudson, NY, 12534