A few months back, New Jersey indie-rockers, The Vaughns, announced that they have officially signed to Equal Vision Records. Today, the band has dropped a three-track EP, rom-coms + take-out via their new label home. Fans can stream “Bushwick,” “All Weekend” and the dreamy “Raina” everywhere now.

The singles have been heralded by NPR, FLOOD Magazine, BrooklynVegan, and more, and most recently, “Raina” has been added to Spotify’s “Fresh Finds: Indie” playlist, where it continues to rapidly gain streams.

On the new EP, the band shares, “This EP marks a big step of growth for us as individuals and musicians, we are really grateful and excited to share it.” 

Having met in a garage in their New Jersey hometown, The Vaughns, consisting of Anna Lies and Ryan Kenter, have been extensively touring the East Coast DIY circuits since they formed in 2014. With the past year bringing a record deal, lineup change, and COVID-19, The Vaughns found themselves diving deeper than ever into their songwriting. The band’s experimentations are brought to life in their new EP, rom-coms + take-out, expertly engineered/produced/mixed by Joe Reinhart and superbly mastered by Ryan Schwabe. s

Using the quarantine to hunker down and continue to write the three track EP, Ryan and Anna were inspired by a variety of genres ranging from folk to pop. Keeping in mind the balance between interesting and over-complicated, they utilized new tools such as Ryan’s electronic drum pad and orchestral strings to push the sound. “The concept was to simplify our songs, but focus on using different sounds, riffs and instruments to keep them really fascinating. We wanted to get to the roots of what makes a good song,” Anna commented.  This gives rom coms + take out an eclectic alternative sound that is heavily mixed with fresh indie melodies and vocals.

With the debut of rom-coms + take-out marking a huge step in The Vaughns’ career, they feel that it demonstrates a new beginning. This EP follows the main theme of finding oneself as chapters close and others begin to open. “It’s okay to fail, as long as you get back up,” Ryan added on. The Vaughns have some very exciting chapters in store, and this EP is like reading the back cover of a compelling novel – the best is yet to come. 

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rom-coms + take-out Tracklisting:
1. Bushwick
2. All Weekend
3. Raina