VICTOIRE is a new chamber-rock ensemble founded by composer/pianist Missy Mazzoli, featuring Olivia De Prato (violin), Eileen Mack (clarinet), Lorna Krier (keyboards) and Eleonore Oppenheim (double bass). This group, a stirring blend of winds, strings, keyboards and lo-fi electronics, was recently dubbed “an all-star, all-female quintet” by Time Out New York, and was described by Pitchfork as “so good… a pleasingly accessible entrée into the world of pseudo-classical music.” Victoire performs Mazzoli’s distinct blend of dreamy post rock, quirky minimalism and rich romanticism. Since forming in 2008 they have shared the stage with Tortoise, Twi the Humble Feather, Redhooker and many others, performing at many top venues including New York’s Le Poisson Rouge, Galapagos, Roulette, The Stone, the Whitney Museum, Chicago’s Millennium Park, and the Bang on a Can Marathon. In spring of 2009 they became the first classical artist to be featured on “eMusic.com Selects”. They released their debut EP, A Door into the Dark, on eMusic.com in March 2009, and will release their first full-length album, Cathderal City, with New Amsterdam Records in September 2010.