James Gerde

After sharing their infectious single "Hang Out" over the summer, Seattle alt-pop outfit Pretty Awkward is ready to share some more raw versions of the track.

In fact, they're sharing two new live sessions for the song, premiering on Variance. One, dubbed the Seattle Session, is a quarantine recording, and the other is a stripped down rendition.

"'Hang Out' is easily one of the most fun songs to play," says the band's Austin Held. "We’re always stoked to see how audiences react to this song in a live setting. After having not been able to play shows or tour much this last year and a half due to the pandemic, it feels like the song has taken on a whole new identity. With three of us living in the PNW and one living in SoCal, it’s awesome when we can get into a room together and play 'Hang Out' for just ourselves. Naturally, we jumped at the idea of getting into a beautiful studio in Seattle to film a live performance of the tune and we love how turned out!"

Check out both performances below.