Welcome Mother Room, and Vow to The Native Sound

Today, I could not be more proud to introduce you to the newest members of The Native Sound family, Mother Room, and Vow.

Hailing from Oakland, California, Mother Room is the brainchild of James Meuleners. Formed as a lo-fi bedroom project last October, Mother Room has since morphed into monster of a solo project whose debut LP – out this Spring, details TBA – is a challenging set of experimental drone movements teeming with atmospheric and nomadic undercurrents.

The upcoming LP was recorded almost entirely by Meuleners, and will serve as his debut release as Mother Room. Look out for more details, pre-orders, and tour dates in the coming weeks.

For now, listen to “Whole” off the forthcoming LP:


Also from California – this time, Los Angeles – is Vow. Consisting of vocalist Julia Blake, and instrumentalist Andrew Thomas, Vow have been known to dance along the genre lines of synth-pop, dream-pop, dark wave and post punk. Driven by drum machines and rich bass lines, Julia’s soulful, and melodic alto vocals ooze on top of the analog pulsing synths and dreamy pads.

Vow will follow their outstanding self-released Make Me Young 7”EP with a second EP this summer via The Native Sound. The upcoming release will find the band transition from the darker textures of their debut, to more Cocteau Twins-inspired dynamics, implementing chorus-drenched guitars/bass, and palpable pop-informed vocal melodies. As with their debut, the EP will again feature Touché Amoré guitarist, and one-half of Andrew’s ambient guitar duo, Wife, Nick Steinhardt on guitar. Steinhardt, who interestingly enough introduced Andrew and Julia to each other, will also take charge of all visual aspects relating to the band’s upcoming EP.

More details will be available in the coming months, but for now, you can purchase/ stream their Make Me Young 7”EP here, listen to Julia sing on Touché Amoré’s “Blue Angels” here, and check out Andrew’s other project Wife here.

Here’s a sample of what to expect with “Palm” off the upcoming EP:

#REGRAM from @DivinoNino

It’s a true beauty… So proud of how this came out.

#REGRAM from @DivinoNino

It’s a true beauty… So proud of how this came out.

Divino Niño’s Pool Jealousy, out now!

Divino Niño’s incredible Pool Jealousy LP is officially out today! Vinyl is in, and began shipping yesterday morning, and looks incredible. We could not be happier with how the physical records and packaging turned out. 

Pool Jealousy is available for download at the following outlets:

iTunes 
Amazon 
Bandcamp 
Google Play 
eMusic 

Vinyl details:

– Translucent Teal/ Black vinyl
– Uncoated, reverse board jacket
– 11”X11” printed insert
– 3MIL poly-bag

Chick here to purchase the vinyl, and receive an instant download of the album

Most @DivinoNino pre-orders went out this morning – the rest go out tomorrow!

Most @DivinoNino pre-orders went out this morning – the rest go out tomorrow!

Vinyl for @DivinoNino’s Pool Jealousy came in today, and they look incredible. Pre-orders start shipping on Monday!

Vinyl for @DivinoNino’s Pool Jealousy came in today, and they look incredible. Pre-orders start shipping on Monday!