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Vancouver’s Julia McDougall cut her teeth in music in Western Canada’s folk scenes by earning a composition degree from Simon Fraser University and temporarily relocating to Berlin to practice her craft.



The result is Yawn, a psychedelic but immediately accessible vocal pop project full of hazy longing. Hummable singles “Wasting Time” and “Golden” show great promise for her debut full-length album, expected to be out spring of 2024.

Julia McDougall’s project Yawn unites a misty psychedelia and electronic haze to create a unique dream-pop sound. With a composition degree from Simon Fraser University, a residency in Berlin, and a mainstay presence in underground venues and festivals across Western Canada, McDougall’s intricately layered pop stylings emerge in stories of longing, nostalgia, and hope in a time of crisis. Her songs are saturated just as densely with lush computerized buzzing as they are with rich bursts of horns, strings, and choral rumblings. Amongst this panorama is McDougall’s distinct voice, laid out across Yawn’s spectrum of melodies as the melancholic heart of the project. With cues from Caroline Polachek and Grace Yves, Yawn’s strength lies in its versatility, in the power of its sound, infectiously catchy and richly cathartic. McDougall has just completed her debut LP with Jo Passed of Sub Pop records set to be released this fall.


Spotify: https://open.spotify.com/artist/7lI3xe0YjIItyYo2khD3lW

Youtube: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w11xRXTNAc4

Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/yawn__music/

Bandcamp: https://yawnyawn.bandcamp.com/

Website: https://yawnmusic.com/


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