Vivian Girls Cover Bowie, Get New Drummer
The Vivian Girls revolving cast of drummers continues. Yesterday, as Sound Of The City noted, the Girls tweeted from the road about a lineup shift: “hey! we have an announcement! we have a new drummer named Fiona! we love ali and we will miss her dearly.” The bespeckled Ali Koehler’s been replaced by Coasting’s Fiona Campbell, who joined the band in Europe to assist with their ongoing tour. As far as Koehler, she’s headed to camp Best Coast, as confirmed by @bestycoastyy and which makes 100% sense. Some time ago Vivian Girls recorded a cover of David Bowie’s “John, I’m Only Dancing” for the 2-disc tribute album We Were So Turned On. Let it stand as a farewell to Koehler.
We Were So Turned On: A Tribute To David Bowie is out 9/6 via Manimal Vinyl. You can pre-order it now. Proceeds go to War Child International. It also features covers by MGMT, Warpaint, Chairlift, Rainbow Arabia, and a slew of others.