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 that said, they bring more than enough of their own angle to the template. They also timed the reissue of their self-titled full-length just right: It, along with the work of fellow noise-pop revivalists Crystal Stilts, is perfect fall music. In the Timothy Fiore-directed video for “Tell The World” they take turns at the wheel, driving their car in front of a green-screened forest, where they battle bats, stare ahead at the road unblinking, and ultimately find themselves in some sort of “Young Goodman Brown” soiree.


(Via P4K.tv)

Reminiscent of the video work of fellow forest-yearning Brooklynites, Miles Benjamin Anthony Robinson and MGMT, but impressive how long they go without smiling. If you want to hear more, they recently premiered a Daisy Chain cover in the ‘Gum Drop and there’s another worthwhile album track, “Where Do You Run To.”

Vivian Girls is out 10/7 on In The Red. They’re currently on tour. (This is what they look like on stage.)

09/19 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop
09/20 – Princeton, NJ @ Terrace Club
09/21 – Philadelphia, PA @ Danger Danger Gallery
09/22 – Athens, OH @ Brown Town
09/23 – Morgantown, WV @ 123 Pleasant St
09/24 – Nashville, TN @ Beach House
09/26 – Memphis, TN @ GONER FEST #
09/28 – Atlanta, GA @ The Earl #
09/29 – Knoxville, TN @ Pilot Light #
09/30 – Charlottsville, VA @ Outback Lodge #
10/01 – Baltimore, MD @ Ottobar #
10/03 – New York, NY @ Rocks Off Concert Cruise %
10/04 – Annondale-on-Hudson, NY @ Bard College
10/05 – Montreal, QC @ Pop Montreal (Les Divan Orange)
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 $
10/26 – New York, NY @ Santos’ Party House ^
11/08 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom !
11/09 – New Haven, CT @ BAR
11/10 – Boston, MA @ Paradise !
11/16 – Los Angeles, CA @Part Time Punks Fest / Echoplex +
11/17 – San Diego, CA @ Casbah +
11/18 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Smell +
11/20 – San Francisco, CA @ Bottom of the Hill +
11/21 – TBD +
11/22 – Portland, OR @ Backspace +
11/23 – Seattle, WA @ Nectar Lounge +
11/28 – Philadelphia, PA @ Johnny Brenda’s *
11/30 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom *

# w/ Tyvek
% w/ Dark Meta
$ w/ Fucked Up
^ w/ Jay Reatard
! w/ Deerhunter & Times New Viking
+ w/ Love Is All and Nodzzz
* w/ King Khan & BBQ Show

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