Vita and the Woolf | Photo by Rachel Del Sordo |
Their debut EP Fang Song came out on Tuesday, they celebrate its release tonight at Ortlieb’s, and to warm up for the party, Philly’s Vita and the Woolf played a secret show last night at new Fishtown studio Spice House Sound.

With some of the crowd squeezed in the live room with the band and the rest watching from inside the control room, where engineer Alex Santilli was recording the performance, the band rocketed through a half-hour set featuring highlights from the new record (“Mary,” “Mm Chka Mm”) as well as new selections (“Qiet,” “Bury You,” both of which can be found on the band’s Key Studio Session). Frontwoman Jennifer Pague’s voice sounded tremendous, Adam Shumski’s drumming was high-energy and dynamic, and Bobby Cleveland’s keyboard playing added an ethereal vibe to some songs, while his basslines on others were pure disco. This trio is primed and is going to sound great tonight.

Joining Vita last night was their opening band tonight, NYC’s Canon Logic, who played a lively set of piano-driven pop-rock in the vein of fun. and Jukebox the Ghost.

There was also a sweet Fleetwood Mac thing going on; in their set, Vita did a saucy reggae rendition of “Dreams,” while Pague joined Canon Logic for the singalong pop anthem “Everywhere.” Here’s hoping they do them again tonight.

Tickets and more information on tonight’s show can be found at the XPN Concert Calendar. Check out photos from last night’s secret show below.