It’s been eight years since the release of Vivian Girls’ last album, 2011’s Share The Joy. But back in July, NYC-to-LA transplants Cassie Ramone, Katy Goodman, and Ali Koehler announced their return. In a few weeks, they’ll release their new full-length Memory, alongside reissues of their first two albums, 2008’s self-titled and 2009’s Everything Goes Wrong.
We’ve already heard two singles from the forthcoming LP, the dense and dreamy “Sick” and the blissed out “Something To Do.” Today, they share a new track, “Sludge,” and its accompanying music video. The grainy visual matches the song’s fuzzy, melodic angst. It was directed by Alex Ross Perry, who cites the band as inspiration for his latest film Her Smell.
Watch and listen below.
10/04 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
10/05 – Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC
10/06 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
10/17 – Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
10/18 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/20 – Somerville, MA @ Once Ballroom
10/25 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
10/26 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
11/01 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
11/02 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
11/03 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater
Memory is out 9/20 via Polyvinyl. Pre-order it here.