LA duo VOW release new track ‘Charm’; new EP out Aug.12 on The Native Sound

By on July 15, 2014

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LA duo Vow are premiering their latest song, “Charm”, on Soundcloud.

Wondering Sound calls the track, “…a slow-smolder torch song, a blue valentine where expressions of devotion are delivered with dramatic intensity — it’s love, but it sounds like longing. At times, “Charm” 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.”

“Charm” appears on the duo’s upcoming EP, Make Me Yours out August 12th on The Native Sound.

To pre-order “Make Me Yours” on iTunes click here. To pre-order the EP on vinyl click here.

Earlier this summer Entertainment Weekly praised Vow for “giving a contemporary update to the gothy ambience and gauzy textures of ’80s and ’90s dream-pop.”

The duo recently filmed an Altered Course session which can be viewed here.

Consisting of vocalist Julia Blake, and instrumentalist Andrew Thomas, Vow have 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.

Vinyl details:

Uncoated jacket, with interior printing

Black inner-sleeves

3MIL poly-bag

Digital download delivered to your inbox at least one week before the release date

Pressing info:

Clear with Pink Splatter – 50

Light Pink – 100

Black – 150

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