Vows are a band from New Jersey, who play a gentle mixture of folk, indie rock and dream pop, and have recently released their debut album “Winter’s Grave” for free via Bandcamp. M3 had a chat with the band about piracy, art and the DIY approach…
M3 – First of all, could you tell us a bit about yourself, and what it is that you do?
Vows – We’ve all been friends for years, grew up in the same area in New Jersey. We’re all in our mid 20’s and work day jobs to get by but music has always been our passion. Any free time that we have is spent either recording or practicing.
What inspired you to form Vows? What are your own musical backgrounds?
Vows was born out of simply trying something different musically than what we had always been used to playing. We’ve always been playing and recording more acoustic, unplugged, singer/songwriter style music as separate entities. Vows was more a challenge for ourselves to push our sound into something more fluid and organic that could grow as a band. We pretty much decided to combine forces to form this band and perform under one moniker. It’s something we can also stick to and develop.
What would be your preferred medium to listen to music (eg. Vinyl, CD, tape, MP3 etc.), and why?
It honestly depends what genre of music fits the form. We’re all into such a varied range of tunes and each fits its own medium. Vinyl is always a favorite of ours, as it suits a nice lo-fi sound (eg. old folk songs, acoustic music, even modern bands that have a “vintage sound”). But we all enjoy popping in a tape every now and then and putting an MP3 play list on shuffle, simply because of the immediacy it provides….(full article HERE)
We are excited to present to you a set of nice videos shot by Leon Hart of The Leon Hart Life and his crew. A couple weeks ago he came up from Baltmore, MD and shot some footage of us in our home/practice space. With these live performances and an interview of Vows in their home zone, we hope you enjoy the series (more to come).