Side One Track One: Acre Yawn, The Moons (19 September 2012)

Acre Yawn is a duo consisting of Chase Weinacht from Marmalakes and Haley Barnes from Ancient Cat Society.  A few months ago I was introduced to their sound at an Austin house party where they played to a packed living room. Listeners were entranced by their sweet, pure harmonies and folk/country influenced guitar licks and melodies. I saw them again in early August when they opened for Shakey Graves at the Parish, and I have to smile at his post gig Facebook comments, “… Acre Yawn blew every romantic circuit in my body.” It was a swoonworthy performance indeed. Last week, Acre Yawn released their first batch of songs, Ours And Other Museums, which is available to stream and download on Bandcamp.  They’ve been working on duets since March so keep your eyes and ears open for more songs and performances. I’m confident that you will also be blown away by the striking simplicity and moving, heartwarming emotion of their songs.

– Jennifer Leduc