Vow, the duo of Julia Blake and Andrew Thomas will be releasing the much-anticipated follow up to their critically applauded “Make Me Young” 7 inch with the August 12 release of the Make Me Young EP

“Planks,” the first single off the duo’s EP is a moodily atmospheric bit of synth pop, complete with twinkling piano chords, swirling electronics, industrial clatter and Blake’s sensual croon and it bears a resemblance to other contemporary acts such as Zambri, White Prism and others in the sense that it’s heavily inspired by 80s synth/goth pop but with incredibly modern production – in the sense that the track has a palpable chilly anxiousness. 

Vow is Julia Blake and Andrew Thomas – the former you may have heard as a guest vocalist on the most recent Touché Amoré album, the latter, one-half of ambient guitar duo WIFE with Touché Amoré’s Nick Steinhardt. The first song off their upcoming Make Me Yours EP, “Planks” is now streaming: https://soundcloud.com/the-native-sound/vow-planks 

Entertainment Weekly premiered “Planks” and described it as “a contemporary update to the gothy ambience and gauzy textures of ’80s and ’90s dream-pop”. They also likened it to Cocteau Twins, which is an amazing comparison, and Lana Del Ray, which is kind of silly, but we’ll take it, ha.