“Ali Koehler is the fearless former drummer of Vivian Girls and current drummer of the band on the tip of everyone’s tongue, Best Coast. Her success is admirable and is inspiring young drummers and musicians around the world. Attending a Best Coast show here in Philly last year, the crowd was completely in love. It wasn’t just the music that kept the crowd energized, it was the sheer confidence of Ali, Bethany, and Bobb. Ali Koehler is touring the world, jumping from festival to festival and seems to be in the midst of watching her dreams play out in front of her. We of course wanted to know a little more about the beat behind Best Coast. Check out our interview with this rockin’ lady! “
Read the interview: http://ladybangbeat.com/post/8084543670/ali-koehler
“The Vivian Girls’ third album, ‘Share the Joy’, hasn’t wandered far from the office stereo since its release back in April this year. Whenever we need a dose of spiky guitar pop, we know exactly where to turn. The trio are currently touring on the back of the release and we caught up with Cassie Ramone from the band for a bit of a Call Back.
Bowlegs: Which album has been a major influence in your life, and why?
Cassie: The Bananas’ ‘A Slippery Subject’. They are the band that made me realise you could combine punk with doo-wop and 60s pop song-writing. (…)”
Read the full interview: http://www.bowlegsmusic.com/call-back/vivian-girls-call-back
“If this doesn’t happen to be your first ever time in the Addict interviews section, you’ll already know we don’t shy away from the lo-fi band crushes right now. Still, chatting to Vivian Girls feels like talking to the great-grandmas of garage pop: these ladies were swinging their fringes to scuzz-heavy songs before people like Big Deal and Bleeding Knees Club even had their recording equipment sorted. We caught up with them to hear about what it’s like being labelled Brooklyn ‘scenesters’ and why London shows are awesome. (…)”
Read the full interview: http://www.addictmusic.co.uk/features/addict-music-interview-vivian-girls/
“Check out our video for Take It As It Comes!! http://pitchfork.com/tv/#/music-videos/402-vivian-girls/2795-take-it-as-it-comes/ “
from Twitter/Vivian Girls
“Exclusive new 7″ from The Babies. Members of Vivian Girls and Woods. 300 pressed and each cover is handmade. Over the course of a couple months this past winter The Babies officially became honorary members of the LA Family, and the single is a testament to that. There is a Cassie/Nate version of the cover, and a Kevin/Justin version. Which one will you get? IT’S IMPOSSIBLE TO SAY”
LISTEN TO “HERE COMES TROUBLE”: http://kevinmorby.tumblr.com/post/7837288333/a-side-here-comes-trouble
LISTEN TO “MY TEARS”: http://kevinmorby.tumblr.com/post/7651647032/double-aa-side-of-new-single-dig-it
The trio perform an acoustic version of ‘Sixteen Ways’, taken from new album, ‘Share The Joy’..