BIOHaving 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 song, “All Weekend”, expertly engineered/produced/mixed by Joe Reinhart and superbly mastered by Ryan Schwabe.
Using the quarantine to hunker down and continue writing music, 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 mindset produced an eclectic alternative sound that is heavily mixed with fresh indie melodies and vocals.
The song, “All Weekend” starts off with a fun beat on the drum pad and morphs into a dreamlike state mixed with soft indie vocals and just the right amount of synth.