“By Gregory Adams
Earlier this month, Vivian Girls and Woods offshoot the Babies delivered their “Moonlight Mile” / “Places” 7-inch to tease an upcoming full-length called Our House on the Hill. When the single was first announced, we didn’t know when the group’s impending second full-length effort would arrive, but the band have now confirmed Woodsist Records will release the album on November 13.
A press release explains that the band left their Brooklyn borough last February to track the LP in Los Angeles with producer Rob Barbato (Darker My Love, the Fall, Cass McCombs). The record apparently showcases “hushed dirges, melancholic travelling odes and squealing rave-ups,” with singer-guitarists Kevin Morby and Cassie Ramone taking turns on the mic. Our House on the Hill also introduces new bass player Brian Schleyer into the fold.
As can be expected, “Moonlight Mile” figures into the tracklisting, but other highlights are said to include the Shangri-Las-styled “See the Country” and opener “Alligator.” You can peep the tracklisting down below and the album art up above.
Our House on the Hill:
2. Slow Walkin
3. Mess Me Around
4. Get Lost
7. On My Team
8. Moonlight Mile
9. See the Country
10. That Boy
11. Chase it to the Grave
FIRST SHOW OF THE SEMESTER
Friday, September 7th @ Whitsons
(FT. CASSIE RAMONE OF VIVIAN GIRLS)
DUMB TALK ***RECORD RELEASE SHOW***
THE HIYA DUNES
PAID FOR BY YOUR MANDATORY STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE
“This week on the Punknews Podcast: Adam White and John Gentile are joined by Kickball Katy Goodman of New York City low-fi garage punks Vivian Girls to discuss Pussy Riot and an upcoming benefit show in LA. We also tackle the week’s controversies, including Rage Against The Machine‘s Tom Morello vs Republican VP candidate Paul Ryan, and the Alpha and Omega blow up in Vancouver. Adam also tries to reminisce about Less Than Jake‘s Borders & Boundaries but John has no idea what that is.
Listen to the podcast: http://www.punknews.org/article/48639/podcast-the-week-of-august-21st-2012
Björk, who recently dedicated “Declare Independence” to the band, is now selling Pussy Riot T-shirts in her webstore to help the group pay legal costs, and prevent their children from being put into foster care. That’s one design, above; another is below. Men’s and women’s sizes are available for £20 each with all profit to Pussy Riot.
On August 27, Vivian Girls will play a Pussy Riot benefit show at the Smell in L.A. The lineup also includes Pangea, Haim, and Kremlin Head (which features members of No Age and Mika Miko performing punk covers). Proceeds will benefit the Pussy Riot Legal Defense Fund; tickets are on sale now.”
August, 26 – Update : “Benefit show news! Haim is no longer playing, but Business Cats are taking their place!! (…)” from twitter/PussyRiotLA
Monday August 27
FREE PUSSY RIOT benefit show…
- Vivian Girls (NYC)
- Kremlin Head (covers set by members of Bleached, Mika Miko and No Age)
Plus DJ sets by Allison Wolfe, Brooke Candy and Jim Smith!
$10 – The Smell, 247 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012