Meet Philly retro-rockers Vixen 77, listen to their new single “Little Witch” – The Key

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Vixen 77 | photo by Nicole Osnato | courtesy of the artist
Vixen 77 | photo by Nicole Osnato | courtesy of the artist

[ from WXPN’s The Key] had [his] first encounter with Philly rock five-piece Vixen 77 last Thursday night at Ortlieb’s, where they played an explosive set opening up for the first week of Queen Vice’s Royal Residency. 

“Little Witch” is built around dueling guitar arpeggios — one distorted, one clean — moving to a swinging beat while Clouser’s vocal delivers a yearning 50s melody. It’s like the Grease soundtrack fed through a stompbox during the verse and chorus, while the bridge takes the song into brooding modern rock territory, and Clouser uses ominous imagery about knives and violence and the occult to sing about finding a person who makes you feel comfortable and able to let your guard down in a wicked world.

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