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Vivian Girls prep debut album and new single for In The Red, tour launches tonight in NYC

By August 1, 2008No Comments

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

MP3: Vivian Girls – “Where Do You Run To”

As recounted in songs by Comet Gain and Walker Kong, the Vivian girls are the seven sisters who featured in Henry Darger’s posthumously published fantasy epic, The Story of the Vivian Girls, in What Is Known as the Realms of the Unreal, of the Glandeco-Angelinnian War Storm, Caused by the Child Slave Rebellion. They’ve also been paid tribute by everyone from poet John Ashberry to Sufjan Stevens, …And You Will Know Us by the Trail of Dead, Camper Van Beethoven, F***ed Up, the Residents’ Snakefinger, and ex-Maniac Natalie Merchant. And now by Brooklyn noise-pop band the Vivian Girls.

With their debut 7″ on their very own Plays With Dolls Records already sending out waves of panic and adoration to the outer limits of the underground pop contingent, they have become the newest breakout sirens of the New York loft-pop brigade. Within seconds of hearing their seductive three-part vocal harmonies lushly interwoven with chest-pounding rhythms of beautiful feedback, it’s obvious that their songs are hard to resist, especially if you find yourself keen on the mid-80s noise pop trifecta of Jesus And The Mary Chain, The Vaselines and the Shop Assistants.

The Vivian Girls self-titled debut album appeared recently on Mauled By Tigers records in a vinyl-only edition of 500 which sold out before the band had completed their recent three week US tour. In The Red is now proud to bring you the re-release of this essential pop platter in both vinyl and compact disc formats. Swirling noise topped with sweetly angelic vocals is practically a can’t-miss concoction, so expect your fruity neighbors and your attention-starved friends to chime in with unabashed praise when you spin this record.

The re-release of the Vivian Girls album will be preceded by a seven inch single with two exclusive songs. The re-release will be followed by much touring of the US and Europe.

“The Vivian Girls drop sweet girl-group melodies into proto-shoegaze squalls the way the Jesus & Mary Chain used to and the way groups like the Aislers Set, C86s-ers the Shop Assistants, and the Manhattan Love Suicides have done with female vocalists. They keep the Shangri-Las’ melodrama to boot”.


Fri-Aug-01 Brooklyn, NY Silent Barn*
Mon-Aug-04 Boston, MA Great Scott*
Tue-Aug-05 Montreal, QC Zoobizarre*
Wed-Aug-06 Toronto, QC Sneaky Dee’s*
Thu-Aug-07 Lafayette, MI Zoolegger’s*
Fri-Aug-08 Chicago, IL Subterranean*
Sat-Aug-09 Chicago, IL Mauled By Tigers Fest
Sun-Aug-10 Bloomington, IN Bear’s Place*
Mon-Aug-11 Columbus, OH Café Bourbon Street*
Tue-Aug-12 Pittsburgh, PA Rickety House*
Wed-Aug-13 Washington, DC DC9*
Thu-Aug-14 Chapel Hill, NC The Cave*
Fri-Aug-15 Baltimore, MD Nerve Center*
Sat-Aug-16 Philadelphia, PA Pi Lam*
Tue-Sep-02 Brooklyn, NY Death By Audio
Sat-Sep-06 New York, NY South Street Seaport
Fri-Sep-12 Swarthmore, PA Swarthmore College
Fri-Sep-19 New York, NY Cake Shop
Sat-Sep-20 Princeton, NJ Terrace Club
Sun-Sep-21 Philadelphia, PA Danger Danger Gallery
Wed-Sep-24 Nashville, TN Exit/In
Fri-Sep-26 Memphis, TN GONER FEST
Mon-Sep-29 Knoxville, TN Pilot Light#
Tue-Sep-30 Greensboro, NC TBD#
Wed-Oct-01 Baltimore, MD Ottobar#
Fri-Oct-03 New York, NY Rocks Off Concert Cruise%
Sun-Oct-12 Boston, MA Great Scott $
Mon-Oct-13 Danbury, CT Heirloom Arts Theatre $
Wed-Oct-15 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom $
Thu-Oct-16 Brooklyn, NY Market Hotel $
Fri-Oct-17 Baltimore, MD Sonar $
Sat-Oct-18 Philadelphia, PA The Barbary $
Sun-Oct-19 Washington, DC Rock And Roll Hotel $

# = with TYVEK
% = with DARK MEAT
$ = w/ F***ED UP

S/T (In The Red)
Street Date: Oct. 7, 2008
01. All The Time
02. Such a Joke
03. Wild Eyes
04. Going Insane
05. Tell The World
06. Where Do You Run To
07. Damaged
08. No
09. Never See Me Again

I Can’t Stay single (In The Red)

01. I Can’t Stay
02. Blind Spot


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