Under the World

by VOWWS

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Amber Dean
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Amber Dean Dark and atmospheric with solid production and great songwriting. Saw them perform in Atlanta last week and they were amazing. Favorite track: Agents of Harmony.
brantly
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brantly I saw them open for Cold Cave here in Minneapolis and was intrigued enough to buy the record, and it took several listens to digest this. It's an interesting contemporary-retro LP: Industrial pop, a kind of death-rock Depeche Mode, clean synths, a splash of 90's dance music. 'Game' is really where all the elements merge perfectly highlighting the band's strengths. Favorite track: Game.
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jonnycoffin "It's like dark chocolate"
Jonny Coffin Favorite track: Burn.
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binokrapo Des mélodies imparables, un son énorme, un album fabuleux ! Favorite track: Inside Out.
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about

"[VOWWS] craft a booming industrial sound, heavy percussion and synths darkening a subtly pop structure." - Consequence of Sound


"VOWWS intense sound quickly conjures comparisons to a multitude of genres, from industrial and electronic pop to post-punk and metal, even bordering on heavy rave at certain points." - Spill Magazine

“casting sublime, carefree West Coast temperaments into their shadowy, distortion-filled pop songs.” - Cool Hunting

"eerie vocals atop wiry synth and static percussion...which will chill you to the core in just under three minutes" - Culture Collide

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released March 2, 2018

Produced by VOWWS. Mixed by Rick Parker and VOWWS. Engineered by Kevin McMahon, tracked at Marcata Recording, New Paltz NY and The Sandbox Los Angeles CA. Mastered by Jamal Ruhe at West West Side mastering. Artwork by Jesse Draxler
(c) Anti-Language Records 2018

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Track Name: You Never Knew
There is no other
I am the only one
no need to wonder
it's only just begun

I just knew what I wanted
You never knew what you wanted

You can't contain me
I'm brighter than the sun
just maximize me
I can't be over done

I just knew what I wanted
You never knew what you wanted

I just knew what I wanted
You never knew what you wanted
Track Name: ESSEFF
I gave you all I had you said
I gotta get a handful
cause I'm fishing for a lifeline
instead of learning from a master

Don't you remember
when we had forever?

You brought the walls down with a single breath
spoke a language that was already dead
house divided you're gone forever

And in the shadow of your monument
I try to keep my hands full
I wanna keep a piece of myself
but you know everything about me

Say you remember
that we said forever

You brought the walls down with a single breath
spoke a language that was already dead
house divided you're gone forever
Track Name: One or the Other
Hold me under and don't let go
if you can get your flag down and get back home

I'm never giving up that treasure
it's a part of me we go together
Close my eyes or I can quietly suffer
I was told it could be one or the other

Take what you came for it's over now
daylight is fading there's nobody around

I'm never giving up that treasure
it's a part of me we go together
Close my eyes or I can quietly suffer
on and on it's always one or the other
Track Name: Burn
Hold out your hand stranger
here's something for later

Light it up to watch it burn
a future we're creating
I watched it turn
into a long lost dream

Respected and vaunted
cause I knew what I wanted

Light it up to watch it burn
a future we're creating
I watched it turn
into a long lost dream
Track Name: Structure of Love
There's a game I play
all the time
two can play at once
why don't you try?

I can't get you out of my mind
your love is so hard to define

Take a look at me now
have I disappeared
is this the structure of love
are you in here?

You can take what you want
I won't hide

I can't get you out of my mind
your love is so hard to define
Track Name: Wild Wind
I'll say, look at you
the pieces fell away, no I'm left with the view
there's no moving parts giving away the design
I'll move ahead anyway, I say the treasure is mine

You'll never know this
but you changed me,
when I could never change myself
A wild wind, you cut right through me

Double time, get beside me
I am of a mind to put this business behind me
there's not surprises just unfolding disasters
I am counting the steps to the end
nothing comes after

You'll never know this
but you changed me,
when I could never change myself
A wild wind, you cut right through me

You were my outline
you contained me
when I could not control myself
A wild wind, you cut right through me
Track Name: Agents of Harmony
Junkies in paradise
get set in stone
young love is paranoid
best left alone

Where we are going
the signal is dying
I'm just behind you
drag me into the daylight

It's getting harder to find an orchestrated mess
I can claim as mine, I can refine

Agents of harmony
soft by design
they only operate
just out of sight

Where we are going
the signal is dying
I'm just behind you
drag me into the daylight

It's getting harder to find an orchestrated mess
I can claim as mine, I can refine

Where we are going
the signal is dying
I'm just behind you
drag me into the daylight
Track Name: Inside Out
In your hiding place, together again
I'm alive don't know where or when
Holding my army together again
Heart of leather is unfolding itself

Turn myself inside out
leave the world with no sound
let the sun do its work
leave behind what I found
Help me forget I found who I am
wait around in the palm of your hand

Breaking my mind and heart into pieces
wait until vacate my cell
a dream that's turning over to fever
Under my tongue it's dividing my cells

Turn myself inside out
leave the world with no sound
let the sun do its work
leave behind what I found
Help me forget I found who I am
wait around in the palm of your hand

Help me forget I found who I am
wait around in the palm of your hand
Track Name: Forget Your Finery
There's no better hiding place than in your arms
to put me together again
running aground, I found out who you are
it started with what you said

Exit your castle enter your new homeland
we found a place where nothing ever happens
you'll see the future only when you're better
you'll know a silence moving through the ages

Forget your finery

I stumbled into your fire
to get a look at what's on the other side
keep counting the hours
I'll close my eyes till you tell me it's over

Work with your hands and we'll find what came for
there's no vision where nothing ever changes
you'll see the features underneath the blindfold
you'll be the wanderer that stalks the ages

Forget your finery
Track Name: Charm and Demand
Are you inside, turning me over, making me blind?
The sun drifts away
another day older, floating in time

I walk in shadows of everything we ever had
two songs, written by the same hand
long form, winding and vague
you gave me something that will never go away
you gave me something that will never go away

Charm and demand
taking me over, making me high
and you're still inside
the song never ended, words never die

I tried to say the only thing that you can hear
to make you happen, to see if you would reappear
I wait for the end of the day
you gave me something that will never go away
you gave me something that will never go away
Track Name: Game
It was a game, you moved right through me
you were the same, you never knew me
but I was changed

You were never enough for me
but you turned my light on

It was only a moment, magnified
so why does it keep me alive?

I'll set fire to everything
that you ever wanted

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