Quick! Should I see Vivian Girls tonight?

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Heard some stuff about this band and one song I liked...show's right down the street so should I go for it or chill? Anyone seen 'em?

call all destroyer, Monday, 4 August 2008 22:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

show's right down the street, what have you got to lose?

Whiney G. Weingarten, Monday, 4 August 2008 22:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah they're good

saw em Friday, sound was sorta dicey but their records are pretty lo-fi anyway so fuckit

I'd go for it

dmr, Monday, 4 August 2008 23:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

yes, they were good when i saw them. i guess they have a new drummer now? dunno but i'm gonna see them twice next weekend.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 00:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

theyre coming to DC next week, then theyre coming back in like a month w tyvek yessss

69, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 02:09 (ten years ago) Permalink

their first single is better than anything else they've done.
haven't seen 'em live, don't really plan to.

ian, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 02:12 (ten years ago) Permalink

Thanks dudes, I went and it pretty much hit the spot. I'll probably buy their record when it's re-released, they only had 7-inches at the show and f dat.

Should I regret at all missing Crystal Stilts who played before them? Another name I've heard but don't really care about. Headliner was some bullshit dude named Yoni Gordon--I drank my beer and got outta there.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 04:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

I like that new Crystal Stilts self titled EP thingy, but when I saw them open for Atlas Sound last they were completely boring. My friend says it's better when you're drunk though. The latest Vivian Girls 7" is really good!

jonathan - stl, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 06:17 (ten years ago) Permalink

I love that tell the world song

I know, right?, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 17:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

^^^^^ yeah that's the one I have, the 7" on woodsist. v. good

haven't heard the new 7" on In the Red yet

dmr, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 18:05 (ten years ago) Permalink

hey dmr, i have a spare copy of the 1st single if you want one. it really is very good. i do like the 2nd one, on woodsist, as well tbh but the LP was kinda monochrome.

ian, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 18:11 (ten years ago) Permalink

It's the singers voice that makes it for me, it sounds like it was recorded just enough hotel rooms away.

I know, right?, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 18:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

A bit mystified by the hype, though the Woodist 7" is quite good. Missed 'em a month or so back and haven't heard the LP, so I suppose I'm missing something/everything.

contenderizer, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 18:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

Definitely great singing, those flat voices with lots of reverb. Monochrome yeah, I mean the show was the same song 10 times in about 25 minutes but I like songs that make me want to write songs.

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 18:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

i think i am predisposed to hate this band. i have avoided listening to them because of it.

bell_labs, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 19:04 (ten years ago) Permalink

why's that?

I know, right?, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 19:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

i can guess.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 19:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

LP was kinda monochrome

I've only heard one track off it but it seems like they lost a little something w/ the better production

i have a spare copy of the 1st single if you want one

for sure! thanks dude

dmr, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 19:49 (ten years ago) Permalink

i can guess.

-- chicago kevin, Tuesday, August 5, 2008 7:18 PM (41 minutes ago) Bookmark Link

what is your guess??

bell_labs, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 20:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

Does the guess contain nudity? I can't get enough of nudity on the internet.

But contenderizer correct about the hype with this. I got the Robot Assassins ep, which knocked me out in the way that I hoped the Woodsist didn't quite. I liked it fine though. They're fun. And, *SPOILER* uh.... hot.

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 21:33 (ten years ago) Permalink

wha?

Woodsist didn't quite would

no sense made. smoking/typing/duh

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 21:35 (ten years ago) Permalink

no, my guess would have involved the general cattiness toward good looking women that were playing great fucking songs that was exhibited by some girls at the show here. i realize that's unfair to bell labs since i don't actually know her. sorry bell, i have no idea why you're predisposed to hating them.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 21:51 (ten years ago) Permalink

that said, the cattiness would have been funny if it wasn't so stupid and 15 years out date.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 21:53 (ten years ago) Permalink

that was kind of hostile! i don't know, maybe they are good. i just doubt i'll like them cos they seem internet flavor of the monthy. i like plenty of attractive female musicians that's not an issue.

bell_labs, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 21:59 (ten years ago) Permalink

like plenty of attractive female musicians that's not an issue.

yeah, i shouldn't assumed it based on what i saw here, hence the appology.

anyway, songs are good.

chicago kevin, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 22:20 (ten years ago) Permalink

Can't believe it took this long for a band to be named this, especially in light of all the indie rawk love for Darger and all

Are they hot? Had no idea.

Woodsist 7" is nice if you ever dug shop assistants and wished their recordings were more, err, lo-fi

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 22:44 (ten years ago) Permalink

There are like 98273982 bands named the Vivian Girls. Wikipedia cites at least three.

Are they hot?
Well, depends what you're into.

ian, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 22:46 (ten years ago) Permalink

obviously not hot if you have a curvy colombian wife

bell_labs, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 22:48 (ten years ago) Permalink

mmm.

gnarly sceptre, Tuesday, 5 August 2008 22:52 (ten years ago) Permalink

Yeah guys this is why I tried not to mention that they are pretty fine. Kevin I didn't notice any attitude among the many girls there but I was kind of hanging in the back since I was late and by myself. I don't get it at all esp. since their music isn't cute or naive or anything. It's simple but some of it is pretty badass.

call all destroyer, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 00:07 (ten years ago) Permalink

ok, i was unawares of any innernet buzz about them but... wtf? "very unplayed"?

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 18:42 (ten years ago) Permalink

That just got repressed according to username sleep. I was kinda non-plussed by them; the new drummer was too cymbally and the same-ass reverb got boring.

Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 18:55 (ten years ago) Permalink

that's the one In the Red is reissuing in the fall

xpost

dmr, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 18:58 (ten years ago) Permalink

yeah, if anyone wants my mauled by tigers copy i'll let it go for FIFTY.

i liked them, definitely a change of pace from what i had been listening to.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 19:01 (ten years ago) Permalink

the new drummer was too cymbally and the same-ass reverb got boring

I don't know how much of that is the sound they're going for and how much was that the sound at the show just wasn't very good

they do use the vocal reverb on pretty much every song though

dmr, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 19:02 (ten years ago) Permalink

i kinda like the shimmery vocals.

chicago kevin, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 21:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

All I know about this group is the name, and I thought "wow, why hasn't that one been used before?" and then it turned out it was

Oilyrags, Wednesday, 6 August 2008 21:19 (ten years ago) Permalink

Just heard some of this band's new album in a record shop, sounds like Talulah Gosh/Rosehips, assuming it's the same band called Vivian Girls. Which = awesome.

Colonel Poo, Friday, 15 August 2008 13:15 (ten years ago) Permalink

they sound like an early K records band which is good, but lets face it - those legendary bands were better.
but ask me again in a week or two, maybe it's a grower

Zeno, Monday, 18 August 2008 17:37 (ten years ago) Permalink

I played this earlier today and liked it, and pretty much can't remember the last time I was into a record like that - maybe like one Dressy Bessy album, yeeears ago

DJ Mencap, Monday, 18 August 2008 18:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

damn this is goood

ilx: a miracle i helped create (J0rdan S.), Friday, 19 September 2008 20:36 (ten years ago) Permalink

"never see me again"

ilx: a miracle i helped create (J0rdan S.), Friday, 19 September 2008 20:38 (ten years ago) Permalink

lol u read the same rapidshare blogs as me

Kramkoob (Catsupppppppppppppp dude 茄蕃), Friday, 19 September 2008 20:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

indie pop!

M@tt He1ges0n, Friday, 19 September 2008 20:45 (ten years ago) Permalink

Why'd they dump the cute drummer, a major part of their appeal was that they were all beautiful.

I know, right?, Saturday, 20 September 2008 22:41 (ten years ago) Permalink

she quit to play in crystal stilts full time.
she was too short to be cute anyhow.

ian, Saturday, 20 September 2008 23:23 (ten years ago) Permalink

short girls are totally cute!

t_g, Sunday, 21 September 2008 03:31 (ten years ago) Permalink

three weeks pass...

yes, this is awesome!

Tape Store, Wednesday, 15 October 2008 18:14 (ten years ago) Permalink

will this band be popular longer than Slumber Party? Didn't they kinda sound similar?

mizzell, Wednesday, 15 October 2008 18:16 (ten years ago) Permalink

The way they kind of slowly reveal the chorus on Where Do You Run To is really really great.

What's good for Wall Street (call all destroyer), Wednesday, 15 October 2008 18:18 (ten years ago) Permalink

(not a diss, just it was weird, the band i was in played with them the day the pitchfork review came out and it wasn't like it was super packed or anything)..

straight up, you're payin' jacks just to hear me phase (M@tt He1ges0n), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 23:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

I get the feeling these days that there are more and more people out there for whom this sort of thing doesn't sound like what some fun local band or old cult favorite has always been doing ... where the whole thing sounds new (or important?) enough to them that they can get really enthusiastic about it.

― nabisco, Wednesday, March 4, 2009 5:56 PM (27 minutes ago)

This is pretty otm, but it doesn't explain why the Vivian Girls have such a strong nationwide following w/ hardcore indiepop fans who do realize that the music is more-or-less old hat. If you lurk on the indiepop list & read the year-end poll, you'll see people gushing over them with very little backlash. This is (presumably) a crowd who followed Black Tambourine 20 years ago and Slumber Party 10 years ago, so you'd expect a little less excitement from those parts.

The easy answer, I guess, is that twee lifestylists are happy to gush over any new act that reminds them of the Golden Age of Indiepop, and they're slow to turn their noses up at any music that comes out of their own fuzz-pop ghetto, regardless of its (un)originality. If the concerts are fun and the crowds are friendly, then it's easy to be a little forgiving and noncritical about the music as long as its reasonably fun and intimate (I'll give the VG's that much credit, at least...)

dumbsocietypigeons (unregistered), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 23:44 (nine years ago) Permalink

(or not)

dumbsocietypigeons (unregistered), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 23:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

interesting you mention slumber party - i think they suffer from similar problems to the VGs in that their sound is more important to their appeal than their songs (although i think their songs, particularly on their debut, are 100x better than VG). they were probably never huge because they're older and for some reason anything matthew smith is involved in gets ignored by everybody

w/ sax (electricsound), Wednesday, 4 March 2009 23:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

If the concerts are fun and the crowds are friendly
If the concerts are fun and the crowds are friendly
If the concerts are fun and the crowds are friendly
If the concerts are fun and the crowds are friendly
BIG IF.

I mean, I hate to say Nabisco OTM, but the first LP was originally released on a super tiny local label and sold out within days, and was later made widely available via (major) indie In The Red. And I don't know much about the recording of the LP, but it seems (to me) like they just wanted to record an LP quickly because that first single (wild eyes/my baby wants me dead) was such a 'hit.' Now, whether that's true or not I don't know, but either way the LP doesn't have anything nearly as well-written or even as catchy as the those first two songs.

ian, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 23:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

(Which, if you're young and everyone's listening to Arcade Fire or Death Cab or something, might make sense.)

^^ strawman.

ian, Wednesday, 4 March 2009 23:56 (nine years ago) Permalink

interesting you mention slumber party - i think they suffer from similar problems to the VGs in that their sound is more important to their appeal than their songs (although i think their songs, particularly on their debut, are 100x better than VG). they were probably never huge because they're older and for some reason anything matthew smith is involved in gets ignored by everybody

Do you mean older in the sense that the average age of the members is higher, or older in the sense that murky, low-key indiepop bands were less likely to break out into the indie mainstream at the turn of the century than they are in 2009? I agree with the latter (& will have to give it more thought), but I have no idea how much the first part is true or how relevant that would be in terms of fame.

"their sound is more important to their appeal" is basically spot-on w/r/t Slumber Party. There are always people like me who tend to fall head over heels for reverb-drenched janglepop with woozy, Kendra Smith-ish vocals. But of course if they weren't capable of writing one good song, then they'd only be a very passing obsession for me. As it is, I've only been listening to them for maybe a year, but it seems like they were never really the Next Big Thing even when they were at the peak of their popularity.

dumbsocietypigeons (unregistered), Thursday, 5 March 2009 00:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

i kinda jokingly meant the former wrt 'older' but the latter as you state it does seem more accurate. there were opportunities there (particuarly with the poptones connection) that never went anywhere and their buzz was minimal at best. psychy stuff still seems very limited in 'coolness' these days unless there's a garage edge to it

w/ sax (electricsound), Thursday, 5 March 2009 00:10 (nine years ago) Permalink

or a punk edge. It's funny how the girl-group-pop-meets-punk formula is still help as a bit of a novelty or at least a quirky, gimmicky selling point in reviews (unscientific googling here). To be fair, I guess it's vaguely useful to describe the Vivian Girls as a cross between The Ramones and The Shangri-Las when you're dealing with a wide audience that doesn't necessarily know JAMC or Black Tambourine. The garage pop label might leave readers scratching their heads regardless of how accurate it is, and coming straight out and labelling them "pop-punk" would prompt unwanted parallels to Green Day and their mainstream ilk. Eh, if the description helps hip them to the kidz, then why not?

dumbsocietypigeons (unregistered), Thursday, 5 March 2009 00:38 (nine years ago) Permalink

fuck, I hit the submit button too early by accident; meant to post this fwiw:

or a punk edge. It's funny how the girl-group-pop-meets-punk formula is still held up as a bit of a novelty or at least a quirky, gimmicky selling point in reviews (unscientific googling here). To be fair, I guess it's vaguely useful to describe the Vivian Girls as a cross between The Ramones and The Shangri-Las when you're dealing with a wide audience that doesn't necessarily know JAMC or Black Tambourine. Coming straight out and labelling them "pop-punk" would prompt parallels to Green Day and their mainstream ilk, and that doesn't conjure up as much mystique as positing a *strange* *new* *exciting* mash-up of '66 pop and '77 punk. Eh, if the description helps hip them to the kidz, then who cares (except me) if it's a little stale?

the garage label does get invoked a lot by the press in VG reviews, so ignore the garage bit in that last post, at any rate

dumbsocietypigeons (unregistered), Thursday, 5 March 2009 00:42 (nine years ago) Permalink

Straw men are usually for attacking, Ian! But my point there was just that in terms of overall trends, certain sorts of shambly/modest indiepop haven't been hugely visible over the past several years -- what's been more popular has been more ambitious and often shinier -- so it makes sense to me the bands along these lines might grab some people's attention.

Also, unregistered, I would totally not expect the Indie Pop List to be "less excited" about things that sound a lot like old indie pop, not in the least. The dynamic of that audience is not really like that.

nabisco, Thursday, 5 March 2009 00:52 (nine years ago) Permalink

I'm convinced that the VGs are Tiger Trap or Go Sailor time-warped 10 years ahead into WebTwoPointOhLand -- thanks to those good-for-nothing villains at the Legion Of Doom.

OMG SUPERFRIENDS, GET US OUT OF THIS 'BLOGOSPHERE'!

System Jr. (Mackro Mackro), Thursday, 5 March 2009 00:55 (nine years ago) Permalink

fair enough xp. I guess I don't understand the audience well enough to be able to make those kind of sweeping statements without coming across as a little clueless. Whether I'd like to understand it is another question entirely :P

It's a little depressing that there's such a high demand in that scene to recapture the spirit of 1994, but it's no worse, to be fair, than the even larger audiences who turn to Kings of Leon and the White Stripes as the second coming of the classic rock era greats. Sometimes a revival manages to be more ambitious/exciting/explosive than the original movement that inspires it; the fact that this is a very rare occurrence isn't necessarily reason enough to discredit retro-fetishism entirely.

dumbsocietypigeons (unregistered), Thursday, 5 March 2009 01:17 (nine years ago) Permalink

(throw in a few more entirelys there if you want)

dumbsocietypigeons (unregistered), Thursday, 5 March 2009 01:18 (nine years ago) Permalink

This is pretty otm, but it doesn't explain why the Vivian Girls have such a strong nationwide following w/ hardcore indiepop fans who do realize that the music is more-or-less old hat. If you lurk on the indiepop list & read the year-end poll, you'll see people gushing over them with very little backlash. This is (presumably) a crowd who followed Black Tambourine 20 years ago and Slumber Party 10 years ago, so you'd expect a little less excitement from those parts.

The easy answer, I guess, is that twee lifestylists are happy to gush over any new act that reminds them of the Golden Age of Indiepop, and they're slow to turn their noses up at any music that comes out of their own fuzz-pop ghetto, regardless of its (un)originality. If the concerts are fun and the crowds are friendly, then it's easy to be a little forgiving and noncritical about the music as long as its reasonably fun and intimate (I'll give the VG's that much credit, at least...)

For me, the answer is that I like a handful of Vivian Girl's songs. A lot. And look, I like innovation and experiment in art, but I can also appreciate stuff that has a comfortable feel and/or grooves and/or has great hooks and/or compelling songwriting and/or wonderful technique or some other admirable quality (so long as it isn't a steady diet of total pastiche).

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 5 March 2009 01:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

My case against them basically boils down to "they're nothing new, and I don't get much enjoyment out of their songwriting, groove, texture, hooks." I'm not trying to indict all music that doesn't break a lot of new ground (if that's the way you interpreted the quoted post), and fwiw I'm pretty sure I like Slumber Party for all the same reasons you like the Vivian Girls. If I happen to dislike a particular band, I tend to dwell on points like unoriginality, even if they're no more or less innovative than x artist that I'm absolutely in love with.

dumbsocietypigeons (unregistered), Thursday, 5 March 2009 01:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

No worries. Nothing wrong with your feeling at all (obv.).

Actually, your post got me to wondering what -- these days -- is innovative/groundbreaking in rock, anyway? I mean, would the F---k Buttons (pretty/abrasive), Radiohead (rock/electronics (circa Kid-A)), Animal Collective (as eMusic just described them: psychedelic '60s pop + Jamaican dub + Grateful Dead bootlegs + Terry Riley +mesmeric German techno), M.I.A., The Advisory Circle qualify? I dunno. I feel like are easily dismissed, maybe because they have an audience/buzz. If not them, that's fine, but then who? I'd say maybe The Books, The Bug, Burial and some other stuff, but that's not really rock (neither is M.I.A., but I feel like she could qualify).

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 5 March 2009 01:58 (nine years ago) Permalink

I dunno...I was thrilled by the Vivian Girls when they first came out, and I'm one of those people who raved over Slumber Party* and Black Tambourine, and the Aislers Set too. Months later, I find myself only listening to that one Vivian Girls song - you know, the one by the ex-member - whereas I can still turn on Psychedelicate or my old Pam Berry 7" singles and enjoy them as music (as opposed to "sound").

mike a, Thursday, 5 March 2009 01:59 (nine years ago) Permalink

To push this post further off topic: Slumber Party put out a great CD, Musik, in 2006 that got completely lost in the shuffle. Completely different lineup and a 180 away from the JMC-distorto old sound.

mike a, Thursday, 5 March 2009 02:00 (nine years ago) Permalink

Never heard the bands you mentioned (except Black Tambourine, who I just discovered). But I'm heading to eMusic with those names now, to check 'em out.

(Sorry for incoherence; posting and parenting are hard to do at the same time. Must go now and turn on Mighty B).

Daniel, Esq., Thursday, 5 March 2009 02:03 (nine years ago) Permalink

the first two aislers set albums are fantastic. i think all the SP albums are there too - i might go and get 'muzik' myself since it's the only one of theirs i don't have

w/ sax (electricsound), Thursday, 5 March 2009 02:06 (nine years ago) Permalink

I debated buying a $4 copy of SP's third album last month, but I passed it up in favor of a more budget-friendly Jimmy Somerville comp. I can vouch for the fantasticness of their debut and Psychedelicate, and now I'm pretty curious about Musik.

dumbsocietypigeons (unregistered), Thursday, 5 March 2009 02:19 (nine years ago) Permalink

But my point there was just that in terms of overall trends, certain sorts of shambly/modest indiepop haven't been hugely visible over the past several years

Visible to me and visible to you are slightly different things, and I understand what you're saying, but there's no reason the Vivian Girls should be bigger right now than, say, Cause Co Motion, or some other lo-fi brooklyn indie pop band.

I am going go not post on this thread anymore, because part of my new year's resolution is to be less of a hater. And I admit I might give these ladies more of a chance if I didn't know them when they were playing screeching weasel covers in my friend's apartment.

ian, Thursday, 5 March 2009 03:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

why they get so much press: huge fat fucken titties

s1ocki kong country (cankles), Thursday, 5 March 2009 04:08 (nine years ago) Permalink

we've established that i think

ian, Thursday, 5 March 2009 04:22 (nine years ago) Permalink

sad truth, only one of them is cuet since fr4nki3 left the band.

ian, Thursday, 5 March 2009 04:30 (nine years ago) Permalink

xcvnfxngjkds i know i said i would stop the hating.

ian, Thursday, 5 March 2009 04:31 (nine years ago) Permalink

nsfw

ian, Thursday, 5 March 2009 04:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

(´・ω・)つ(・(・

s1ocki kong country (cankles), Thursday, 5 March 2009 04:36 (nine years ago) Permalink

@___@

eman, Thursday, 5 March 2009 05:51 (nine years ago) Permalink

lard a'mercy

edible wife (gnarly sceptre), Thursday, 5 March 2009 10:39 (nine years ago) Permalink

I find myself only listening to that one Vivian Girls song - you know, the one by the ex-member

Which one is that? Is it "Where Do You Run?"?

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Thursday, 5 March 2009 12:35 (nine years ago) Permalink

Good god, this thread

Shannon Whirry & the Bad Brains, Thursday, 5 March 2009 12:41 (nine years ago) Permalink

i've had the phrase 'kickball cansy' in my head all day thanks to this thread

w/ sax (electricsound), Thursday, 5 March 2009 12:45 (nine years ago) Permalink

one month passes...

This is pretty otm, but it doesn't explain why the Vivian Girls have such a strong nationwide following w/ hardcore indiepop fans who do realize that the music is more-or-less old hat. If you lurk on the indiepop list & read the year-end poll, you'll see people gushing over them with very little backlash. This is (presumably) a crowd who followed Black Tambourine 20 years ago and Slumber Party 10 years ago, so you'd expect a little less excitement from those parts.

Even ten years ago the indiepop list had the same split... posters liked C86 bands and they liked the 90s bands that were inspired by those same C86 bands. And there were people posting the exact same observation you are on the list as well, except they were asking why all the fuss about Black Tambourine!

Putting aside the somewhat subjective claim that the C86 bands were actually better, the advantage of the contemporary bands was that their records were easier to get a hold of and you could maybe see them perform live. And as others have noted, the concept of "old hat" doesn't really map onto indie pop aesthetics.

As for the strong nationwide following... they don't have that. They get press because they're young and they're cute and they put out a record they're happy to give interviews about. It doesn't take much more than that. Operating out of NYC probably helps a lot as well.

the girl from spirea x (f. hazel), Monday, 4 May 2009 03:53 (nine years ago) Permalink

if they encourage kids to get into early/ier slumberland albums then their existence isn't a total waste

and the gold loogie goes to... (electricsound), Monday, 4 May 2009 03:57 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

the new single is reeeeeeally good imo

barrymore, murdrewland (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 14 July 2009 23:02 (nine years ago) Permalink

minute plus instrumental outro = good idea!

barrymore, murdrewland (J0rdan S.), Tuesday, 14 July 2009 23:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

is that "when i'm gone"? it is pretty good.

north sea jazz dit weekend (call all destroyer), Friday, 17 July 2009 15:32 (nine years ago) Permalink

(´・ω・)つ(・(・

best "Courtroom/Lesbian Scene" titties (gnarly sceptre), Friday, 17 July 2009 16:09 (nine years ago) Permalink

I am on board with the Vivian Girls.

kornrulez6969, Friday, 17 July 2009 16:28 (nine years ago) Permalink

xp lol is that boobs or something?

north sea jazz dit weekend (call all destroyer), Friday, 17 July 2009 16:33 (nine years ago) Permalink

it's kneading tits

born s1ocki (cankles), Friday, 17 July 2009 16:34 (nine years ago) Permalink

looks like a butt, to be fair, but it's the best we got

best "Courtroom/Lesbian Scene" titties (gnarly sceptre), Friday, 17 July 2009 17:07 (nine years ago) Permalink

two months pass...

Finally listened to the new album and IMO if you love Black Tambourine, Tiger Trap, Slumber Party etc etc etc and you don't like this there is something wrong with your ears.

Colonel Poo, Wednesday, 14 October 2009 11:47 (nine years ago) Permalink

mentioned this a bit on the other thread but yeah i think the 2nd album is ridiculously better than the first. also they were pretty darn tight live

get up and use(rna)me (electricsound), Wednesday, 14 October 2009 21:50 (nine years ago) Permalink

one year passes...

there is a new song available through lol polyvinyl.

it's clean and midtempo with lots of harmony i.e. it's v. boring :(

call all destroyer, Tuesday, 1 February 2011 13:32 (seven years ago) Permalink

xpost
nsfw pic rip

ship_rex (+ +), Tuesday, 1 February 2011 17:11 (seven years ago) Permalink

seven years pass...

Such an angsty thread. Those 2nd and 3rd records were pretty solid. Mostly. The world could do with more Vivian Girls songs than we ended up getting.

Nag! Nag! Nag!, Wednesday, 10 October 2018 05:51 (one week ago) Permalink


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