Swirling noise Brooklynites, Vivian Girls released their sophomore album via the ever wonderful In The Red label on September 8th, 2009.
Released almost exactly a year after In The Red’s reissue of their self-titled debut, the new album, Everything Goes Wrong promises to be slightly longer than the 22 mins their debut clocked in at with the band having taken their time and recorded it in six days – rather than the three their debut took though many of the songs were still recorded in single takes.
Whilst the band have again captured their raw, fun edge – as the influence of ’60s girl groups, The Ramones as well as surf and indie pop, still ring true, Everything Goes Wrong is without a doubt a darker, moodier album than its predecessor; a trait which arguably makes the band an even more appealing proposition this time round.
Over the last year, the Vivian Girls have toured the US and Europe extensively, received a considerable amount of national and international press, and, perhaps most significant of all, become the subject of a question on Jeopardy.
12/03 – Miami, FL – The Ice Palace
12/04 – Monterrey, Mexico – Jaguar House
12/05 – Mexico City, Mexico – El Imperial
12/11 – Haverford, PA – Haverford College
12/12 – Brooklyn, NY – Death By Audio $
02/04 – San Diego, CA – Casbah #
02/05 – Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar #
02/06 – Los Angeles, CA – The Smell #
02/08 – Santa Cruz, CA – Crepe Place #
02/09 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill #
02/11 – Portland, OR – Holocene #
02/12 – Vancouver, BC – Biltmore #
02/13 – Seattle, WA – Hi-Dive #
$ = w/ Yellow Fever, Happy Birthday
# = w/ Best Coast
Everything Goes Wrong
(In The Red)
Street Date: Sept. 8, 2009
01 Walking Alone at Night
02 I Have No Fun
03 Can’t Get Over You
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
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