LA duo Vow are streaming their new EP ‘Make Me Yours’ on Bullet Magazine.
Vow tells Bullett Magazine, “We’ve been utilizing a new range of colors to paint with so to speak on this EP with a lot of 80′s/90′s pop alternative guitar style influences and even hints of industrial from the same era. As well as a broader vocal range and more modern pop/ballad influenced song structures. We’re always expanding as far as what we listen to, new and old, and as a band want to be able to make something new and different from album to album. Vow represents a direct freedom of honest expression from both of us and we intend on keeping it.”
Vow’s “Make Me Yours” EP will EP will be released on August 12 via The Native Sound. To pre-order on iTunes click here. To pre-order the EP on vinyl click here. Vinyl pre-orders now include an instant download of the entire EP.
The band’s video for the track “Charm” debuted on Buzzbands last week and can be seen here. The clip was directed by Ryan Sanders (Touché Amoré).
Consisting of vocalist Julia Blake, and instrumentalist Andrew Thomas, Vowhave been known to dance along the genre lines of synth-pop, dream-pop, dark wave and post punk. Driven by drum machines and rich bass lines, Julia’s soulful, and melodic alto vocals ooze on top of the analog pulsing synths and dreamy pads.
The EP finds the band transitioning from the darker textures of their debut, to more Cocteau Twins-inspired dynamics, implementing chorus-drenched guitars/bass, and palpable pop-informed vocal melodies. As with their debut, the EP again features Touché Amoré guitarist, and one-half of Andrew’s ambient guitar duo, Wife, Nick Steinhardt on guitar. Steinhardt, who interestingly enough introduced Andrew and Julia to each other, also took charge of all visual aspects relating to the band’s EP.
What others have said about Vow:
Bullett Magazine: “a collection of slinky, post-punk indebted synth-pop with Blake’s dreamy vocals winding serpentine-like through Thomas’ nocturnal compositions.”
Wondering Sound: “…sounds like a kind of retro-futurist R&B… like a sci-fi nightclub singer delivering a doomy lullaby to the boozy 3 a.m. crowd.”
Entertainment Weekly: “…giving a contemporary update to the gothy ambience and gauzy textures of ’80s and ’90s dream-pop.”
Clash Music: “… electro-noir… puts us in mind of the Drive soundtrack – it’s easy to imagine this appearing alongside some slow-motion Winding Refn cinematography.”-
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