Archive for May, 2011

“The Vivian Shake”

“This could happen to you. “Hello, we are Vivian Girls http://jesselirola.tumblr.com/post/5761791320/the-vivian-girls-nikon-d3-24-70-sb-900-c

from Twitter/Vivian Girls

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Vivian Girls’ Cassie Ramone interviews Douglas Coupland

Picture by Dani Canto

“I got to interview one of my favorite authors, Douglas Coupland, for Guttersnipe in Vancouver. Check it out: http://www.guttersnipenews.com/features/homepage-features/douglas-coupland-vivian-girls/

from Twitter/Cassie Ramone


Vivian Girls play “Amoeba” with Tony Cadena from The Adolescents in LA (May 1, 2011)

“A video of us playing Amoeba with Tony Cadena from the Adolescents on vocals!!!!” from Twitter/ Vivian Girls


The Babies // Upcoming Shows!

“(This is not a great tumblr page so far, I know.)

Anyways, we are playing some shows! With Times New Viking!

May 26th-Great Scott, Boston MA

May 27th-the Knitting Factory, Brooklyn

May 29th-Philly

May 30th-D.C.

More info to follow! Also, playing some shows in June too. And recording.”

via http://thebabiesband.tumblr.com


Vivian Girls songwriter Cassie Ramone talks about outliving the hype – Riverfront Times

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“Internet buzz-band fame is arguably not far from reality-show fame. You get all of the annoying aspects of public recognition, few of the rewarding ones (like money), and there’s no guarantee of a viable career past your second album. So Vivian Girls deserves serious respect for sheer tenacity. In 2008 the Brooklyn trio released a flawed but spirited debut LP. Literally within weeks, the three young women found themselves the subjects of frankly unrealistic expectations. They plowed through the chatter with a solid second album, Everything Goes Wrong, and spent most of 2010 with separate projects. Bassist Katy Goodman (a.k.a. Kickball Katy) played in All Saints Day and toured with La Sera, while guitarist/songwriter Cassie Ramone played solo shows and released an album with the Babies.

The time off seems to have done them good. The new Vivian Girls album, Share the Joy, is its most ambitious and rewarding to date.  (…)”

Read more: http://www.riverfronttimes.com/2011-04-21/music/vivian-girls-interview-share-the-joy/


Share The Joy: Vivian Girls | Clash Music Exclusive Interview

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“Stopping off for a coffee, Cassie Ramone starts the interview in a breezy fashion. Beside her, New York stumbles by before an ambulance screams past to remind us that this is still The Big Apple.

Time and place count for a lot. Arriving with their compact yet sublime debut album, Vivian Girls split opinion. To their devoted fans, the trio were a charming, ramshackle throw back to the golden era of Sarah and K Records. To their critics, the band was little more than the latest fad Williamsburg had dreamt up in an attempt to frustrate them. (…)”

Read more: http://www.clashmusic.com/feature/share-the-joy-vivian-girls


Dazed Digital | Vivian Girls: Share The Joy

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“The New York-based trio blend out of their thrash past and into mountainous harmony for their new Burt Bacharach-inspired album

Dreamy three-piece Vivian Girls are back drowning out the shadowed backdrop of New York buzz with their aired-out country sounds. In the third album of their career, Cassie Ramone and Kickball Kathy have recruited new drummer Fiona Campbell to build on the Vivian Girls fledgling empire. Their new album, released through Polyvinyl Records and titled ‘Share The Joy’, marks a harmonious transition from the bands former New York inspired thrash sound. (…)”

Read more: http://www.dazeddigital.com/music/article/10146/1/vivian-girls-share-the-joy