With the release of their debut effort, Late for War, the Brooklyn-based duo of Mia Wilson and Quincy Ledbetter, better known as the Bright Smoke, developed a reputation for a crafting music with a moody sensibility and rock sentiment with a bluesy undertone, as their sound has been heavily influenced by the likes of Patti Smith, Leonard Cohen, Cat Power, PJ Harvey and Chelsea Wolfe. Certainly much like PJ Harvey and Chelsea Wolfe, the material possessed a haunting, unsettling air that seems to pull the listener in towards it.
Virginia Et. Al. the follow-up to their debut effort has the duo further cementing their reputation for moody music but the overall sound also manages to reveal subtle growth The album’s material has fuller arrangements, as you’ll hear reverberating percussion, eerie piano chords, swirling, ambient electronics, guitar and bass behind Wilson’s vocals, which interestingly enough bear an uncanny resemblance to PJ Harvey and Chelsea Wolfe, as you’ll hear on the EP’s lead single “Wild Again."