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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 →

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Greg Sover, Jesse Hale Moore, and Vita and The Woolf will play the XPN Local stage at Philly Folk Fest

Greg Sover | photo via facebook.com/gregsover

Although the Philadelphia Folk Fest is a couple months away, they’ve still got some artists to announce. Thankfully, our good friend Helen Leicht is in on the action, announcing her XPN Local showcase for August 19th from noon to 2 p.m. The showcase (hosted by Leicht) features some of the best up-and-coming locals in the scene, including blues rocker Greg Sover, smooth singer-songwriter Jesse Hale Moore, and electro-rock trio Vita and The Woolf.

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Tonight’s Concert Picks: Dirty Dollhouse at MAAS Building, The Burgeoning at William Street Common, Vita and the Woolf at Ortlieb’s and more

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Dirty Dollhouse | photo by Kristina Beese

Singer-songwriter Chelsea Mitchell’s long-running project Dirty Dollhouse heads up the MAAS Building for the record release show of their album Vinyl Child. The group’s harmonic focus mixes with century-spanning influences, from country to doo-wop to R&B, creating a sound both old and new. The show is all ages, and more information can be found on the XPN Concert Calendar. Continue reading →

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Watch Vita and the Woolf’s cosmic video for “Feline,” get details on their June album release

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

Vita and the Woolf have been wowing us with powerful vocals and dark electro beats since we first heard their debut Fang Song. At long last, an official final for-realsies release date of their much anticipated followup LP has been announced. Tunnels will be available on June 16th — a day before they win over the crowd at Firefly Music Festival. On top of this wonderful news, the band also dropped a mind-bending video for their most recent single, “Feline.” Continue reading →

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Listen to Vita and the Woolf’s hungry electro-rock track “Feline”

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

Dark electro-pop duo Vita and the Woolf have a lot of big things happening right now. The Philly band’s new LP, Tunnels, comes out this spring, and they currently have a supporting slot on tour with Clap Your Hands Say Yeah, leading to a set at Firefly Music Festival in June. Suffice it to say, Vita and the Woolf are gaining some much-deserved attention. Continue reading →