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Indie Rockers Play Dress-Up For The New York Times

Coachella is already the most fashionable of the summer festivals by virtue of its proximity to Los Angeles, so this year the NYT ran with the glam, taking a bagful of high fashion garments and draping them on a bunch of rock stars for a fun little photo gallery. The spread runs in this week’… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 17, 2009 - 2:54 pm

New Vivian Girls – “When I’m Gone”

If you’ve listened to the beloved/reviled Vivian Girls’ self-titled debut (or any of the band’s singles) you’ll have a good idea of what to expect from the trio’s sophomore collection Everything Goes Wrong. Meaning, even with its tiny bit of extra vocal polish and slightly denser sound, “When I’m Gone” conjures Black Tambourine and find… More »

By: brandon / July 15, 2009 - 9:25 am

Woodsist/Captured Tracks Fest @ 979 Broadway Backyard, Brooklyn 7/4/09

This past weekend was all about the USA, and nothing says America quite like a day full of shitgaze in a graffitied, degenerated yard under some train tracks in Bushwick (or “East Williamsburg,” if your real estate agent is shady). The rosters of the Woodsist and Captured Tracks labels joined lo-fi forces with Todd P… More »

By: Amrit Singh / July 6, 2009 - 9:32 am

New Vivian Girls – “Death”

Moped Girl“‘s appropriately slower, noisier B-Side “Death” is streaming at the Girls’ MySpace sans pie fights, broken bones, and spilt milk. The single’s out on For Us, the label of Rough Trade Shops. More »

By: brandon / June 9, 2009 - 9:19 am

New Vivian Girls Video – “Moped Girls”

The video for “Tell The World” found the Vivian Girls driving a convertible in front of a green-screened forest and battled bats, among other things, but mostly staring ahead at the road unblinkingly until they stopped to belt out a few lines in a faux forest. This new Brady Hall-directed clip for “Moped Girl” also… More »

By: brandon / May 12, 2009 - 3:35 pm

Coachella 2009: Cure, MBV, Antony Assault The Sound System

Surprise, it wasn’t My Bloody Valentine‘s 15-minute aural assault “You Made Me Realise” that caused Sunday’s biggest audio mishap. Organizers cut the speakers during the Cure‘s “Fire In Cairo” (two songs into a third encore) only to watch the band play three more songs before the power was killed completely, forcing Robert & Co. to… More »

By: Scott Lapatine / April 20, 2009 - 3:29 pm

Vivian Girls Cover Wavves

While deep in the heart of Mess With Texas, the Brooklyn trio took a stab at the SXSW staple’s “So Bored.” You can watch the Vivian Girls’ make like Wavves at their blog. More »

By: brandon / March 25, 2009 - 11:58 am

New Vivian Girls – “Lake House”

Vivian Girls’ unflattering bathtub interview has come to define the band to some folks, but remember: We all have bad days and say stupid things, it’s just that they aren’t captured on videotape while we sit fully clothed in a bathtub. Plus, at the end of the day, they write good songs and have a… More »

By: brandon / February 19, 2009 - 4:13 pm

Love Bites: Stereogum’s Anti-Valentine’s Day Mix

Valentine’s Day is one of those holidays you might not pay too much attention to if you’re in the midst of a really good relationship — because every day is like Valentine’s Day! — but can gain importance in direct ratio to how shitty your love life is when February 14th rolls around. With that… More »

By: brandon / February 13, 2009 - 2:03 pm

Vivian Girls Air Their LaundroMatinee

Yes, Blooming Onion-Gate ended up being one of our most discussed posts in 2008, but before that mess, we were busy debuting their songs and trying to tell the world (sorry) that with their update on classic C86 (plus early Slumberland) and Spectored three-part harmonies, Vivian Girls were a band worth checking out. Of course,… More »

By: brandon / January 9, 2009 - 10:05 am

New Fucked Up Video – “Crooked Head”

Fucked Up’s first official video edits together footage from their Blitz covering, Chemistry Of Common Life promoting 12-hour marathon. The footage, shot by Brendan FitzGerald of VBS.tv, was edited together by Bajir Cannon. We probably could have done without the after effects and fancy splicing, but it’s a nice enough snapshot of the Toronto band… More »

By: brandon / January 9, 2009 - 9:09 am

Vivian Girls Apologize For Dissing Normal People

In response to what one of you dubbed Blooming Onion-Gate, Vivian Girls Girls issued an apology at their blog and this blog. Reminding us the trio’s young and shouldn’t be chastened too harshly for one interview, ex-VG/current Crystal Stilt Frankie Rose recently spoke with the Boston Phoenix about the reasons for her “ugly” break with… More »

By: brandon / December 5, 2008 - 10:26 am

Vivian Girls Hate Your Coworkers

In this Uncensored Interview, the Girls extol the virtues of the punk community, realize that non-punk people “are really shitty and suck a lot,” and definitely are not fans of coworkers who get drinks at T.G.I. Fridays. It’s good cubicle procrastination. Also they really just want you to write a good song. And they have… More »

By: Amrit Singh / December 2, 2008 - 1:44 pm

New Vivian Girls Video – “Tell The World”

I’ve said this all before, but the Vivian Girls play a great hazy blend of classic C86 (check out Shop Assistants or Talulah Gosh) with high doses of Jesus & Mary Chain distortion and Spectored three-part harmonies. They’re also clearly influenced by first wave Slumberland acts like Black Tambourine and K-associated twee-poppers Tiger Trap. All… More »

By: brandon / September 17, 2008 - 2:01 pm

The ‘Gum Drop LIV: Hear New Vivian Girls, Win Human Giant & Threadless Merch

Vivian Girls self-titled LP comes out 10/7 on In The Red. If you haven’t heard the Darger-referencing trio yet, Cassie, Katy, and Ali nail a C86 sound (see Shop Assistants) with layers of J&MC feedback and three-part harmonies that hit like Spector girl groups as much as early Slumberland noise-poppers (see Black Tambourine). In anticipatio… More »

By: brandon / September 10, 2008 - 10:18 am

Vivian Girls – “Blind Spot”

Vivian Girls excellent self-titled LP comes out 10/7 on In The Red. If you haven’t heard the Henry Darger-referencing trio yet, Cassie, Katy, and Ali nail a C86 sound (see Shop Assistants) with layers of J&MC feedback and three-part harmonies that hit like Spector girl groups as much as early Slumberland noise-poppers (see Black Tambourine). More »

By: brandon / September 9, 2008 - 10:43 am

Crystal Stilts, High Places, Vivian Girls, KRS-One Helped East Village Radio Celebrate Five Years

NYC online music institution East Village Radio turns five this year, and after a day’s delay due to tropical storm Hanna, a party was had yesterday at the Seaport to celebrate. The fest went from afternoon ’til night, spanning two stages (one at Pier 17, the other at the newish art gallery @Seaport… More »

By: Amrit Singh / September 8, 2008 - 4:43 pm

Boris To Play FREE East Village Radio Music Festival

That’s right, it’s free. And, yes, Boris was just added to the bill. If you’re in the NYC area on Saturday, 9/6, you can head to Pier 17 at the South Street Seaport between 1PM and 9PM and catch the free outdoor show that includes Atsuo and his awesome drums (see: pic), High Places, Vivia… More »

By: brandon / August 15, 2008 - 4:24 pm

New Vivian Girls – “Where Do You Run To”

As mentioned, Darger-referencing Vivian Girls are one of those newer Brooklyn bands we can’t stop listening to. The trio nail a C86 sound (see Shop Assistants) with layers of J&MC feedback and three-part harmonies that hit like Spector girl groups as much as early Slumberland noise-poppers (see Black Tambourine). Speedier songs like “All The Time,”… More »

By: brandon / August 1, 2008 - 2:14 pm

New Crystal Stilts – “Prismatic Room”

When I featured Crystal Stilts in an installment of The Outsiders, I posted “Crippled Croon,” a standout from their recent self-titled Woodsist EP. As mentioned then, it’s an older recording from way back in ’05, but the Brooklyn band has a full-length of new material Alight Of Night forthcoming, fittingly, on Slumberland. They recently posted… More »

By: brandon / July 30, 2008 - 4:02 pm
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