Vivian Girls

Over the course of seven years and three albums, the New York trio Vivian Girls developed a certain strain of Phil Spector-influenced DIY pop-punk, played about a billion shows, and came to personify a specific moment in Brooklyn indie rock. But ever since releasing 2011′s Share The Joy, principal members Cassie Ramone and Katy Goodman have been busier with other projects — the Babies and La Sera, respectively — than with the Vivs. And today, the Vivian Girls announced on their Facebook page that they will call it a day after playing two more shows. Here’s their statement:

Brooklyn, New York, March 2007: we started making music together and became what we know as Vivian Girls. It’s been a long and crazy journey in the seven years since, and we feel as though the time has finally come to let our band rest in peace. It’s been an experience that we’ll look back on and cherish and we’d like to thank you for sharing it with us. We have had such an amazing time being a band, touring the world, releasing records and meeting all of you.

(via Pitchfork)

Those final shows will go down 2/14 at L.A.’s Church On York and 3/1 at Brooklyn’s Death By Audio.

Comments (2)
  1. That’s too bad to hear, especially when you look at how the other like-minded bands who came after them managed to thrive for better (Dum Dum Girls) or for worse (Best Coast.) It probably didn’t help that all of those bands were swapping out bassists and drummers with each other to an almost comical rate.

  2. Is it fair to say that this band is underrated? All three albums are solid. I’ve been playing “Take it as it Comes” pretty regularly for the past two years and haven’t gotten tired of it (and only the other day did I get the double entendre).

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