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 anticipation of the long player, the Brooklyn noise-pop trio’s just released the vinyl-only “I Can’t Stay” 7″. The record’s b-side’s a great cover of Daisy Chain’s “Blind Spot” that debuted in this week’s Drop. We also asked the Girls about the track and their thoughts on the original’s “annoying flute” and how the lyrics make their brains hurt. Read along and take a listen.

We also offered the chance to win Human Giant DVDs, a Human Giant Threadless t-shirt, and a $50 Threadless gift certificate.

One winner takes home the first season of Human Giant on DVD, a Human Giant Threadless-brand t-shirt, and a $50 Threadless gift certificate. This is the design for the shirt, as chosen by Human Giant themselves:

And this is a funny sketch from that first season. There are dozens more where that came from.

All the prizes are courtesy of Threadless Loves. If you have an artistic streak (or just think you do), you can head over to to enter their latest design challenge, Threadless Loves Drawing.

Enter to win the booty. Lat week’s prize of a Motorola ROKR E8 is also still available.