All-female quintet Victoire have revealed their video debut for “Cathedral City,” the title track from their critically acclaimed new album out now on New Amsterdam Records. The video features meticulously shot clips of the band performing a mix of strings, winds and gentle electronic beats with angelic vocals provided by guest Mellissa Hughes. It was directed by Stephen S. Taylor.
11/04/10 – Brooklyn, NY @ Smack Mellon Gallery – Free Show
Praise for Victoire:
“Is Victoire’s music post-rock, post-mimimalist or pseudo-post-pre-modernist indie-chamber-electronica? It doesn’t particularly matter. It’s just good music.” – NPR
“Both familiar and entirely foreign, the music of the Brooklyn-based band could easily be the soundtrack to your dreams-assuming you are a fever-stricken genius.” – Paste Magazine
“While creating a new flavor of chamber rock, the group preserves the integrity of all genres they combine… each song is rich with depth and mystery, and there’s just enough chaos to keep a fine storm brewing. 4 stars.” – Venus Zine
“Other chamber ensembles have pushed boundaries in the 21st Century, but Victoire does so in a way that feels completely natural…Cathedral City is an exciting arrival.” – ALARM Magazine