New Vivian Girls – “When I’m Gone”

If you’ve listened to the beloved/reviled Vivian Girls’ self-titled debut (or any of the band’s singles) you’ll have a good idea of what to expect from the trio’s sophomore collection Everything Goes Wrong. Meaning, even with its tiny bit of extra vocal polish and slightly denser sound, “When I’m Gone” conjures Black Tambourine and finds its strength via semi-buried spectral harmonies. The relative sameness of the Girls output isn’t a problem: On record, the Brooklyn noise-poppers do what they do well, creating starry, dusky fuzzed-out sounds that feel like they’re being overheard from someone’s old boom box the next room over. Take a look at the rather lovely (and aesthetically fitting) album art while you take a listen.


(Via RCRDLBL)

The tracklist:

01 “Walking Alone At Night”
02 “I Have No Fun”
03 “Can’t Get Over You”
04 “Desert”
05 “Tension”
06 “Survival”
07 “The End”
08 “When I’m Gone”
09 “Out for the Sun”
10 “I’m Not Asleep”
11 “Double Vision”
12 “You’re My Guy”
13 “Before I Start to Cry”

Everything Goes Wrong is out 9/8 via In the Red. They go on the road, sporadically, starting tomorrow:

07/16 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Theater
07/19 – Chicago, IL @ Pitchfork Music Festival
07/31 – New York, NY @ Whitney Museum
08/14 – Goteberg, Sweden @ Way Out West Festival
08/15 – Helsinki, Finland @ Flow Festival
08/25 – New York, NY @ Death By Audio
08/26 – Philadelphia, PA @ The Barbary
08/27 – Pittsburgh, PA @ Andy Warhol Museum
08/28 – Columbus, OH @ Summit
08/29 – Champaign, IL @ Cowboy Monkey
08/30 – Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
08/31 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
09/01 – Fargo, ND @ The Aquarium
09/04 – Missoula, MT @ Union Hall
09/06 – Seattle, WA @ Bumbershoot Festival
09/07 – Portland, OR @ TBA
09/09 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
09/11 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
09/18 – Kyoto, Japan @ Metro
09/19 – Nagoya, Japan @ KD Japon
09/20 – Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya Seco
09/22 – Tokyo, Japan @ Shibuya o-nest
09/25 – Sydney, Australia @ Spectrum
09/26 – Melbourne, Australia @ Roxanne
09/27 – Hobart, Australia @ Brisbane Hotel
09/30 – Melbourne, Australia @ Northcote Social Club
10/01 – Adelaide, Australia @ Metro Hotel
10/02 – Brisbane, Australia @ Step Inn
10/09 – Honolulu, HI @ Loft Gallery and Lounge

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