About

Vita and the Woolf is the sound of operatic vocals meeting synth pop. Driven by the anthemic voice of front woman, Jennifer Pague and supported by the dynamic drumming of Adam Shumski, Vita and the Woolf has been melding cross-genre influences in their powerhouse electronic style since their first EP “Fang Song” came out in 2014. Their head-turning live show has since grown to reflect both the range of Pague’s vocals and the music’s shape shifting energy. 

Originally inspired by the love relationship between novelists Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, the name “Vita and the Woolf” was chosen while Pague was studying abroad in Europe in 2012. Upon returning to the states and going through a variety of line up changes, the band has since solidified as a collaboration between Pague and Shumski. In the past year this configuration of Vita and the Woolf has been featured on the Urban Outfitters Music Blog, NYLON Magazine, and other regional and national media outlets as the band gears up for their upcoming album release in 2017.

Stay tuned for more info about TUNNELS, the band’s new full length record.

 Vita and the Woolf have recently toured with Rasputina, Bell X1 and Clap Your Hands Say Yeah. They have also performed at XPoNential Music Festival in 2015 on the same lineup as St. Vincent, My Morning Jacket, and Courtney Barnett and opened for Milk & Bone, Christine Perri  & Colbie Caillat, and Hamilton Leithauser (The Walkmen). View all of Vita’s upcoming U.S. tour dates here.

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4 thoughts on “About

  1. Heard Vita and the Woolf for the first time during a visit to Delaware. Jen Pague is a strong live performer. Powerful voice. Talented. Potential to attract a wide audience as more people get to hear her.

    (Similarities to Florence are obvious, but the tracks “Slipping Hills” and “Song for Pedro” on the CD Fang Song sound to my ears a bit like Regina Spektor.)

  2. Just bought this album after hearing a song on XPN. I’ve spent the last two days listening to it over and over and over… and I’m still not tired of it. While I definitely thought the same about the Florence Welch comparison there is a strange juxtaposition of meloncholy and bliss that I find intoxicating and unique. On first listen the songs have a simplistic feel to them which is probably what drew me to them in the first place. But on repeated playbacks you realize that it is anything but simple. This is not an album orchestrated by a novice; Vita and the Woolf is the real deal. They deliver a hook that is viscerally slicing, and I look forward to their future endeavors

  3. I caught the show at Codfish Hollow in the middle of nowhere in Iowa. They were added at the last moment and I am glad they were. Unique and powerful. And I have to add that the drummer totally understands what her music is all about and is right on point. Thanks for coming and making a great evening fantastic. And don’t be a stranger out this way.

  4. I traveled from Houston to Denver to catch Rasputina at the Syntax Physic Opera and left a fan of Vita and the Woolf. It was a great performance and Jen was super nice when I ran into her in the ladies room. (Probably an awkward place to be accosted by a fan hah!) I’ve been telling all my friends about this awesome band-great lyrics, stage presence, and melodies.
    I wish I would’ve stopped back by the table and snagged the Pretty Boys EP.
    Hope y’all tour Texas soon and super excited about Tunnels!

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