Title - 'The Great Sun'
Artist - VOWWS
For those not completely in the know, Australian/Iranian Industrial-Pop duo VOWWS met while studying music in Sydney, Australia. They played in multiple experimental rock bands in Sydney together before moving to NYC in 2011 and creating VOWWS.
Gradually their tension, conflict and chemistry began to define their world, and their sound. The result is as bipolar as it is harmonized, with drama and extremity facing off against diligence and measured observation. Friend, producer (and sometimes mediator) Kevin McMahon (SWANS, The Walkmen) helped capture this dichotomy on tape, disguising a collection of dense pop songs with layers of distortion; grinding and swaying and pushing all the while.
In late 2014 VOWWS moved to LA and shortly after arriving, Matt toured nationally supporting Foster the People - as lead guitarist for French artist Soko. After returning from tour, VOWWS signed with Cleopatra Records and the rest, as they say, is now glorious musical history.
1. 'The Great Sun'
2. 'Against The Gates'
3. 'Holy Youth'
5. 'The Only One'
6. 'Itís You'
8. 'Losing Myself In You' [feat. Gary Numan]
10. 'Waiting For Me'
11. 'The Season'
The bands debut album, the quite brilliant The Great Sun has already attracted a LOT of attention - both within and outside the entertainment circles - and not only because one of their stand out "fans" is also a contributor to one of their songs ie: 80's new wave, electronic legend Gary Numan on 'Losing Myself In You.'
Nope, it's a bit more than that, for with a 20+ year reputation for uncovering the best in dark underground music from all over the world, L.A.-based independent music label Cleopatra Records brought forth this highly-anticipated debut album from industrial pop duo VOWWS knowing the world would stand up and take notice. Which is exactly what happened, and rightfully so.
Dark, raw, evocative, The Great Sun is all of that and so much more, believe me. From the crashing beats that open the album within the title track, 'The Great Sun,' on through to the ethereal Gothic choir-like substance of 'Against The Gates,' to the pulsating flow of 'Holy Youth' and the seemingly experimental beats of 'Stranger' and the 60's spy vibe of 'The Only One,' this debut is an incredible way to announce themselves into the world.
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