Vita and the Woolf

New Track: "Brett (Maps Remix)" - Vita and the Woolf

Sleek, sinister, strolling sounds are injected as UK producer Maps provides a personal stamp, remixing electro-pop duo Vita and the Woolf’s “Brett”. Jen Pague’s soulfully powerful vocals echo, gaining a percussive uptick, ushering movement as a new space emerges. We’ll keep our eyes and ears alert as more info for their album TUNNELS (due out later this year) surfaces. (Photo by Phobymo)

New Track: "Brett" - Vita and the Woolf

Jen Pague’s powerful vocals rush forward in booming sonic command on Vita and the Woolf's latest single “Brett”.  Surrounded by an ominous, percussive thump and sinister synth, Pague’s words carry an authoritative weight as the instrumentation gathers strength in a danceable exhibition of force. As we await their new LP, Vita and the Woolf (who are currently on tour) have planted seeds that suggest the album is one, whose bloom we patiently anticipate.

Vita and the Woolf Pack a Unique Punch at JB's Sept. 17

Contemporary music has benefitted from the world’s all-encompassing interaction with technology. With an increased focus on production and a burgeoning obsession with the limitless manipulations available with audio engineering, more and more people have been able to get involved in the music industry in its ever-expanding territory. In terms of the actual musicians, a new definition of artistic skill has been developed aimed to accommodate this new musical terrain, where groups can be credited for interacting with production in addition to their vocals or instrumentation. While this inclusivity is great, there is something immutably and uniquely resonant about a powerful vocal performance. Vita and the Woolf, Downington, PA native Jen Pague’s glimmering electro-soul project, exemplifies this brand of mesmerizing sonority. Pague’s wistful lyricism and commanding vocals pack a unique punch - drawing obvious connections to foundational soul and rock elements. The pervasive use of an organ-esque electric piano, however, modernize and complicate her songs, bridging the gap between Janis Joplin and Florence Welch, between rock purism and Pague’s peers, layering the classic with the millennial age. You can catch Vita and the Woolf tonight at Johnny Brenda's with Legs Like Tree Trunks and Aphra. Johnny Brenda’s, 1201 N. Frankford Ave., 9pm, $10, 21+ - Blake Oetting

New Video: "Springtime Foxes" (Live - Out Of Town Films) - Vita and the Woolf

Vita and the Woolf's Jen Pague has a voice that demands your attention. You can hear this truth in the latest Out Of Town Films video capturing a stripped-down performance of the yet-to-be-released "Springtime Foxes" at Fishtown's Reanimator Coffee. It's merely a glimpse of what you'll be in store for when she headlines Johnny Brenda's this Thursday, September 17 with support from Legs Like Tree Trunks and Aphra.

WXPN's XPoNential Fest w/Son Little, Hop Along, Vita and the Woolfe & More at Wiggins Park/Susquehanna Bank Center July 25

It's definitely festival season, and WXPN's XPoNential Fest will be kickin' it across the bridge in Camden at Wiggins Park. You'll find some of our beloved locals holding things down in the early part of the day for XPN's national touring favorites. Starting things off at the Marina Stage in the baking sun of noon will be the powerful, soulful voice of Jennifer Pague with her group Vita and the Woolf. You might have caught Frances Quinlan performing new material last night at OK FEST, but the indie darling will be in full-band mode with her merry men of Hop Along at the River Stage. And the last Philly native to perform for the day will be son of a preacher man and Anti- artist Aaron Livingston, a.k.a. Son Little. However, you'll have plenty to keep you around through the evening with St. Vincent, My Morning Jacket, Lord Huron and more on the bill. Wiggins Park/Susquehanna Bank Center (Camden), 2 Riverside Dr./One Market, 12pm, $30 (XPN Members)/$60 (Public) + $25 (St. Vincent/MMJ for those w/o a 3-day pass), All Ages - H.M. Kauffman

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