Our gut reaction to Pete Yorn‘s upcoming album, recorded by Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley) in Omaha, Neb., and featuring guests Nate Wolcott (Bright Eyes) and Orenda Fink (Azure Ray)? I’m Wide Awake, It’s Yorn-ing. At least a little bit: Yorn has dialed down the Vedder vocals and upped the wobbly horns and mandolins on the altogether prettier and janglier Back And Fourth, due June 23. You can hear some of the I’m Wide Awake, It’s Morning-era Bright Eyes sound in Yorn’s achy-hearted lead single, “Don’t Wanna Cry.” Scheduled for release later this year: two more albums from Yorn, one with Scarlett Johansson and one with Frank Black/Black Francis.
“Don’t Wanna Cry” from Back And Fourth (download):