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,” “Wild Eyes” and “Never See Me Again” bring back K stalwarts Tiger Trap. For all the references, Cassie, Katy, and Ali bring their own spin (and hooks) to the table. They initially released their self-titled full-length debut on Mauled By Tigers in a vinyl-only edition of 500, but it sold out quickly so In The Red’s reissuing it as a CD and LP this fall. “Where Do You Run To” is one of its duskier, slower-paced gems.

Vivian Girls – “Where Do You Run To” (MP3)

If so inclined, you’ll hear “Wild Eyes,” “Tell The World,” “Never See Me Again,” and “Such A Joke” at the Girls’ MySpace. Before the re-release of the album, there’ll be a 7″ featuring two exclusives, “I Can’t Stay” and “Blind Spot.” More on that soon.

Vivian Girls is out 10/7 on In The Red. As of tonight they’re on tour, often with the excellent Crystal Stilts, but also opening for Fucked Up:

08/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Silent Barn *
08/04 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott *
08/05 – Montreal, Quebec @ Zoobizarre *
08/06 – Toronto, Ontario @ Sneaky Dee’s *
08/07 – West Lafayette, IN @ Zooleggers *
08/08 – Chicago, IL @ Subterranean *
08/09 – Chicago, IL @ Ronny’s (Mauled by Tigers Fest)
08/11 – Columbus, OH @ Café Bourbon Street *
08/12 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Rickety House *
08/13 – Washington, DC @ DC9 *
08/14 – Chapel Hill, NC @ The Cave *
08/15 – Baltimore, MD @ Nerve Center *
08/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Pi Lam *
08/20 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death by Audio
09/02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Death by Audio *
09/06 – New York, NY @ East Village Radio Festival
09/12 – Swarthmore, PA @ Swarthmore College
09/19 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop
09/20 – Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Club
09/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Danger Danger Gallery
09/24 – Nashville, TN @ Exit/In
09/26 – Memphis, TN @ GONER FEST
09/29 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light #
09/30 – Greenboro, NC @ TBD #
10/01 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #
10/03 – New York, NY @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise %
10/12 – Boston, MA @ Great Scott $
10/13 – Danbury, CT @ Heirloom Arts Theatre $
10/15 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom $
10/16 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel $
10/17 – Baltimore, MD @ Sonar $
10/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary $
10/19 – Washington, DC @ Rock And Roll Hotel $

* w/ Crystal Stilts
# w/ Tyvek
% w/ Dark Meta
$ w/ Fucked Up