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The Week Ahead: Vita and the Woolf, Brockhampton, Brandee Younger, G. Love and more

Brockhampton
Brockhampton | photo by Ashlan Grey | courtesy of the artist

This week we get something of a break in the live music landscape on Sunday, when there are pretty much zero shows of note and a couple cancellations due to the Eagles making it to the Super Bowl. There are more than enough options the rest of the week to keep you entertained, though. From two double headers packing the house (Brockhampton at TLA, G. Love at The Fillmore) to solid showings from local faves (Vita and the Woolf tonight, T.J. Kong on Friday), you’ve got no excuse for staying in. Continue reading →

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Vita and the Woolf at Johnny Brenda’s, Radiator Hospital at the First Unitarian Church, HOUND at Space 1026, and more

Vita and the Woolf | photo by Ebru Yildiz | courtesy of the artist
Vita and the Woolf | photo by Ebru Yildiz | courtesy of the artist

Philly’s own Vita and the Woolf return to town for the final show of their fall tour tonight. The Johnny Brenda’s gig also includes fellow locals Ellen Siberian Tiger and Baltimore’s Soul Cannon. Vita and the Woolf released their excellent debut LP TUNNELS back in June, and they’ve followed it up with a series of stunning music videos — watch the haunting video for “Sun Drop” below. Find tickets and more information on tonight’s show over at the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Vita and the Woolf gives “Sun Drop” a South Philly backdrop with haunting new video

Vita and the Woolf | photo by Ebru Yildiz
Vita and the Woolf | photo by Ebru Yildiz | courtesy of the artist

With a debut LP released in June, their first European tour in the rearview, and a US tour just kicking off, it’s been a busy year for Philly’s Vita and the Woolf. Still, the local electro-pop band have found time to release a series of music videos to accompany the new LP TUNNELS — most recently is a video for the album’s opening track “Sun Drop,” which you can stream below. Continue reading →

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Vita and the Woolf share sci-fi inspired video for “Earth”

Vita and the Woolf | photo by Ebru Yildiz
Vita and the Woolf | photo by Ebru Yildiz | courtesy of the artist

A junkyard is a somewhat unusual setting for a music video, but if anyone can pull it off it’s Philadelphia’s own Vita and the Woolf. The band released their debut LP TUNNELS in June, and the album standout “Earth” just got a video. Filmed in nearby Coatesville, the video follows bandleader Jen Pague through a dramatic journey with a sci-fi twist that will leave you on the edge of your seat. With Pague’s soaring vocals and haunting dance moves at the center, the video also features sneak-peek footage from the upcoming comedic web series Future Seer, which satirizes TV crime and sci-fi dramas. Continue reading →

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Vita and the Woolf’s fall tour brings them to Johnny Brenda’s in October

Vita and the Woolf | photo by Ebru Yildiz
Vita and the Woolf | photo by Ebru Yildiz | courtesy of the artist

Philly electro-rock outfit Vita and the Woolf released their impressive LP Tunnels back in June, and has spent its summer focusing on festival appearances around the country — including an upcoming one in a couple weeks on Helen Leicht’s local showcase at the Philadelphia Folk Festival.

Looking further ahead, the band announced a quick fall tour late Friday, and it includes a handful of dates with fellow Philadelphians Queen of Jeans and a headlining tour-closer at Johnny Brenda’s on Friday, October 20th. (Right now, QoJ is not on that JBs show — it’s listed simply as Vita — but hopefully they get added ’cause that would be a double bill and a half.)  Continue reading →

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Vita And The Woolf talks Firefly Festival, Barcelona, and inspirations for the new TUNNELS

Vita and the Woolf | photo by Ebru Yildiz
Vita and the Woolf | photo by Ebru Yildiz | courtesy of the artist

Philly’s Jen Pague and the rest of her band that makes up Vita And The Woolf has been pretty busy recently. For the past two years, they’ve been working on the followup to Fang Song, Vita’s first EP, recorded by Pague as a demo while she was studying at Temple University. Since then, the band has evolved from an 8 member band to a 3 piece that incorporates drummer Adam Shumski and guitarist Dane Galloway.

Since beginning their journey to TUNNELS — their debut LP out today, read our review here — the band has built a following not only in Philadelphia but also around the world. In the past 6 months, they’ve toured opening for Clap Your Hands Say Yeah across the United States and filmed a music video in Spain. Tomorrow, they play the Firefly Music Festival in Dover, Delaware, a major stepping stone for a band who has worked a lot for their accomplishments.

TUNNELS shows Pague and the rest of Vita And The Woolf at their finest. It’s an outstanding collection of not only modern synth-pop but also conducive songwriting. Pague channels her influences like a magician; sweet melodies blend with dark textures that bring not only a feeling of melancholy but also overwhelming joy.

I recently spoke with Pague over the phone about TUNNELS, read our conversation and watch the album teaser below. Continue reading →

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Vita and the Woolf unleash their latest single, “Super Ranger”

Vita and the Woolf | photo by Joe Del Tufo | moonloopphoto.com

Just as Jennifer Pague’s soaring vocals often explode, it’s easy to picture Vita and the Woolf blowing up once their debut LP hits shelves June 16. If the first few singles, like “Feline” and “Sun Drop,” were any indication, Tunnels is sure to take off in few weeks. But, for those in need of a little more convincing, you get one more single to build the hype. This one is called “Super Ranger.” Continue reading →

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Vita and the Woolf’s new Audiotree session sounds great — and there’s a dog

Vita and the Woolf in Audiotree Studios | photo via Audiotree.tv

We’re about a month out until the Vita and the Woolf album Tunnels finally drops on June 16, and as admitted in the band’s Audiotree Live session, it’s an LP that’s been a long time coming. The band recorded the session with Audiotree late last month, and it just hit the interwebs this week.

Aside from sounding crisp on a dope tracklist that mixes new tunes and favorites from last year (“Brett,” “Sun Drop,” “Qiet,” “Diamond Hall,” “Feline” and
“Super Ranger”), the band offers a few glimpses into what they’ve been up to in the year since the current lineup fell into place. Continue reading →