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by  |  February 10, 2016

Vulva Culture

Halifax’s Vulva Culture are as cool and calm as glaciers, and their slowed down psychedelic dream pop sounds moves about as fast as one, too. There’s an eerie, hypnotic quality to “Bloody” from last year’s In Vain EP, very methodical, very atmospheric, and very tense. It’s no wonder Vulva Culture are often spoken about in Lynchian metaphors, as their gauzy compositions would make a great addition to the new Twin Peaks soundtrack.

Toronto filmmaker Heather Rappard shot and directed a video for each of In Vain‘s four tracks, which together form “an autobiography in song,” as described by band member Amy V. to AUX last year. “These gorgeous women are just feeding and grooming themselves, doing everyday things that you don’t normally see on film,” creating a haunting contrast to the hypersexualized and glamorized images of women typically found in media.

Vulva Culture kick off an Eastern Canadian tour tomorrow night at Menz & Mollyz in Halifax, NS. The rest of the tour dates, featuring support from Kurt Inder, are listed below:

February 12: Fredericton, NB, The Capital Complex
February 13: Montreal, QC, All By My Dronesome
February 14: Ottawa, ON, Happy Goat Coffee 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


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