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Vivian Girls announce more tour dates, plus their first music video and a new MP3!

By September 28, 2008No Comments

Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

MP3: Vivian Girls – “Blind Spot” (Daisy Chain Cover)




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-Sep-26 Memphis, TN GONER FEST
Sat-Sep-27 St. Louis, MO The Stable#
Sun-Sep-28 Atlanta, GA The Earl#
Mon-Sep-29 Knoxville, TN The Pilot Light#
Tue-Sep-30 Charlottesville, VA Outback Lodge
Wed-Oct-01 Baltimore, MD Ottobar#
Fri-Oct-03 New York, NY Rocks Off Concert Cruise%
Sat-Oct-04 Annandale-on-Hudson, NY Bard College
Sat-Oct-11 Queens, NY Silent Barn / CD Release Party!
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 $
Sun-Oct-26 New York, NYC Santo’s Party House !
Sat-Nov-08 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom &@
Mon-Nov-10 Boston, MA Paradise &@
Sun-Nov-16 Los Angeles, CA Echoplex
Mon-Nov-17 San Diego, CA Casbah
Tue-Nov-18 Los Angeles, CA The Smell
Thu-Nov-20 San Francisco, CA Bottom Of The Hill
Sat-Nov-22 Portland, OR Backspace
Sun-Nov-23 Seattle, WA Nectar Lounge
Fri-Nov-28 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda’s +
Sun-Nov-30 New York, NY Bowery Ballroom +

# = with TYVEK
% = with DARK MEAT
$ = w/ F***ED UP
& = w/ Deerhunter
@ = w/ Times New Viking
! = w/ Jay Reatard
+ = w/ King Khan

Vivian Girls – 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

Vivian Girls – I Can’t Stay single (In The Red)

01. I Can’t Stay
02. Blind Spot


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