Inspired by the love relationship between novelists Vita Sackville-West and Virginia Woolf, Philadelphia’s Vita and the Woolf released their long-awaited new album, Tunnels on June 16 on Believe Global Label Services. The project was mixed by James Chapman (of Maps ) and has received widespread critical acclaim, among others finding a fan in M83 who wrote about them for USA Today  as well as being dubbed a “Band You Need To See” by Billboard. A dynamic and cerebral collection of soulful pop, the album touches on power dynamics in relationships and society as well as sexual discovery and empowerment.

Driven by the anthemic voice of frontwoman, Jennifer Pague and supported by the dynamic drumming of Adam Shumski and guitar stylings of Dane Galloway, Vita and the Woolf has been melding cross-genre influences in their powerhouse electronic style since the first EP Fang Song was self-released in 2014.

The band’s head-turning live show has since grown to reflect both the range of Pague’s vocals and the music’s shape shifting energy. In 2016 and 17 they have gone on three national support tours along with multiple festival appearances in summer and fall 2017. They just went on their first European tour including a stop at Reeperbahn Festival.

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  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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