Band: "VOW", Song "Planks"

LA duo Vow are premiering a new song titled "Planks" today on Entertainment Weekly.

The track appears on the duo's upcoming EP, Make Me Yours out August 12th on The Native Sound.

Make Me Yours is now available for pre-order as both a digital download, and limited edition 12” vinyl record.

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.

Vow "Make Me Yours"
Click here to listen to "Planks" via Entertainment Weekly, and here to pre-order the 12"EP or digital download. Make Me Yours is also available in bundles including all three color variants and a test press, and the band's Make Me Young 7"EP.


Vow on soundcloud

The New & The Heavy: "King Woman: Dove / Fond Affections"

Kristina Esfandiari is King Woman. Following her debut EP as Miserable, Kristina returns to her original solo-moniker for the Dove / Fond Affectionscassingle/ digital single – her second release as King Woman. Be sure to check this project out June 23rd – San Francisco – Elbo Room

The 2 song single is available today via The Native Sound, or Bandcamp,iTunes or Amazon.

The cassette tape is pressed on three variants (White, Clear, and Purple), each limited to just 50 copies, fit with a three-panel J-card. The cassingle also includes a bonus track – B. Wild’s remix of “Dove”.

Stream Dove / Fond Affections in its entirety on Nothing But Hope and Passion.

“Fond Affections”, a cover of the classic Rema-Rema song, is a powerful and poignant take on the 4AD standard made popular by This Mortal Coil.

"Dove" builds on the haunting folk of King Woman's 2013 Degrida / Sick Bedsingle. “A slow-burning, muscular, and above all, monstrous song clocking in at over 15 minutes. It is by far the most emotive of Kristina’s recent compositions.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

June 19th – Santa Cruz – The Witch House

June 20th – Oakland – LCM

June 21st – Sacramento – The Wich Room

June 22nd – Chico – TBA

June 23rd – San Francisco – Elbo Room

June 24th – La Puente – Bridgetown DIY

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