Punk'ish interpretation of the Shangri-Las' dynamic? Yeah, I enjoyed Vivian Girls.
While the lo-fi Spector thing has lost some of its novelty, and the Girls themselves have split off into a bunch of separate entities (La Sera, The Babies, Upset and every Frankie Rose project), it's not too surprising (though disappointing) that the band has decided to call it a day. A note from the band was offered as their obit and two farewell shows have been announced.
I reviewed Share The Joy, the band's 2011 release, for Kicking Against The Pricks.
All info comes courtesy of Force Field PR.
Vivian Girls announce split, playing farewell shows in NY & LA
Vivian Girls have announced their official split with the announcement of farewell shows in NY & LA. The girls will continue to focus on other projects - Katy with La Sera (new album due later this year), Cassie with The Babies and solo work, and Ali with Upset.
A note from the band:
Brooklyn, New York, March 2007: we started making music together and became what we know as Vivian Girls. It's been a long and crazy journey in the seven years since, and we feel as though the time has finally come to let our band rest in peace. It's been an experience that we'll look back on and cherish and we'd like to thank you for sharing it with us. We have had such an amazing time being a band, touring the world, releasing records and meeting all of you.
We've booked some ALL AGES shows as a goodbye. The first will be on February 14th at The Church on York in LA. The second will be on March 1st at Death by Audio in Brooklyn.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us along the way, everyone who has come to our shows, bought our records and supported us, and everyone we will meet in the future.
VIVIAN GIRLS SHOWS:
2/14 - Los Angeles, CA - The Church on York - Tickets
3/1 - Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio - Tickets
VIVIAN GIRLS LINKS:
Official Site - http://www.freewebs.com/viviangirls/
Facebook - http://www.facebook.com/viviangirlsnyc
Twitter - https://twitter.com/viviangirls
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