With the new album Under the World, VOWWS craft a dark pop masterpiece - a cinematic, stylish and menacing statement of intent. Drawing upon influences as diverse as classic western folk, electronica, surf rock, alternative, and film music, the enigmatic duo weave disparate threads of cultural influence together into a tapestry of drama, imagination and surprising warmth.
The album is available on all digital streaming services, and it was released on vinyltoday to celebrate 4/20. You can get it on Bandcamp and in selected record stores around North America, including Waterloo (Austin, Texas), Amoeba (Los Angeles, California), Electric Fetus (Minneapolis), among others. European label Weyrd Son Records will release a two color special edition in May.
Under the World was largely recorded with friend, mentor and engineer Kevin S. McMahon (Swans, Titus Andronicus) at his New Paltz (NY) studio. While the timeless influence of McMahon and his weatherworn studio in a barn are still present, this time around VOWWS took on a more prominent role in producing and mixing the record. Under the World deliberately eschews any obvious Post-Punk and Industrial tropes, instead allowing space for its stylish hooks, direct vocals and rich textures to shine.
It is the first full length release on the band's own label, Anti-Language Records. You can listen to, share and buy the album here.
Under The World front cover, by Jesse Draxler
1- You Never Knew
3- One Or The Other
5- Structure Of Love
6- Wild Wind
7- Agents Of Harmony
8- Inside Out
9- Forget Your Finery
10- Charm And Demand
Together, the duo craft a booming industrial sound, heavy percussion and synths darkening a subtly pop structure." - Consequence of Sound
"Heavy, mysterious, sinister but inviting, brimming with dark sexuality." - Pop Matters
"The new album from VOWWS is driving and merciless, pairing industrial rhythms with doomy, down-stroke guitar chords." - Bandcamp New and Notable