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 in June 2017 via 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 recently went on their first European tour including a stop at Reeperbahn Festival and will be attending SXSW 2018. You can expect to hear more from VATW very soon.
Beams is a band from Toronto that ultimately defies easy categorization. In our relatively short existence we’ve been called “Art-Country”, “Folk-pop”, “a mix of bluegrass instrumentation, avant-garde noir folk stories,” and most curiously “Spry electropop”. We have worked with the likes of Peter J. Moore (Cowboy Junkies/the Sadies/Neko Case) and John McEntire (Tortoise, Stereolab, Yo La Tengo, Broken Social Scene) and recently just finished shooting a video with Christopher Mills (Modest Mouse, Interpol). They are releasing their new album “Teach Me to Love” on Feb. 23rd, 2018.