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 2017 they have gone on three national support tours and appeared at multiple festival in summer and fall 2017. Their first European tour included a stop at Reeperbahn Festival.
Queen of Jeans is a quartet from South Philadelphia. With 60’s girl group-influenced vocal harmonies and textured melodic pop instrumentation, the Queens seamlessly blend the best of denim-core and crockpot pop.