Vulva Culture embarks on an Eastern Canadian tour in support of their latest album, In Vain.
Pigeon Row Media Release | February 2, 2016
Through slow, sludgy dirges and ethereal airy ballads Vulva Culture hones in on astral, operatic, riff-laced shoegaze. Channeling the likes of Jesus and Mary Chain, No Joy, and My Bloody Valentine, the spook-tinged slowcore songs shimmer and sway, pulsing and persisting at their own creeping rhythm. Washy guitars, winding solos, and atmospheric vocals create a haunting confluence, one aptly described to the band by a fan as sounding “like a lot of drugs on a rocking chair underwater.”
The band’s latest EP, In Vain, couples their signature reverb-drenched output with slowed psychedelic doo wop leanings. Like lip shaped coffee stains on a porcelain mug, the songs are imbued with a sense of permanance – a maudlin return to the familiar that crashes with emotion and burns deep with tenacity.
Finding Lynchian beauty in 6/8 time, the gothic slumber queens proffer the unheard soundtrack to Audrey Horne’s slow dance, careening with open-hearted confidence while teetering on a precarious ridge.
“…emotive and depressive music that is equally comforting, moving, and powerful.” – AUX
“…[a] trademark blend of shadowy atmospherics and airy vocals, easily earning a soundtrack spot in your next nightmare.” – Exclaim!
“…a perfect mix of tragic and hopeful…sometimes nothing quite hits the spot like a melancholy dive into some good old fashioned wallowing.” – The Coast
“…a maelstrom of devotional melancholy. [Amy V’s] lyrics project a palpable catharsis that secures the emotional connection between Vulva Culture and its audience.”– Secret East
“…one of the most important bands in the Halifax arts scene.”– Mixtape Magazine
“…unromantic pop tunes.”– Weird Canda
Vulva Culture + Kurt Inder + The Waking Night + Laps | The Capital Complex | February 12, 2016 | 10:30 p.m. | $8
February 11 – Halifax, NS @ Menz & Mollyz *
February 12 – Fredericton, NB @ The Capital Complex *
February 13 – Montreal, QC @ All By My Dronesome *
February 14 – Ottawa, ON @ Happy Goat Coffe Co. *
February 15 – London, ON @ Haus *
February 16 – Peterborough, ON @ The Garnet *
February 18 – Guelph, ON @ Sapphire Bar *
February 19 – Toronto, ON @ The Silver Dollar Room *
* = w. Kurt Inder