Archive for August, 2012

The Babies Reveal ‘Our House on the Hill’ Album Details • News • exclaim.ca

“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:

1. Alligator
2. Slow Walkin
3. Mess Me Around
4. Get Lost
5. Baby
6. Mean
7. On My Team
8. Moonlight Mile
9. See the Country
10. That Boy
11. Chase it to the Grave
12. Wandering

source: http://exclaim.ca/News/babies_reveal_our_house_on_hill_album_details

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Tour date: September 7, 2012 @ Whitson’s Memorial Greeting Hall: The Babies, Lvl Up, Dumb Talk, …

picture by emily beaver – (c)

FIRST SHOW OF THE SEMESTER

Friday, September 7th @ Whitsons
8PM

THE BABIES
(FT. CASSIE RAMONE OF VIVIAN GIRLS)
http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Babies/168795699876906

LVL UP
http://lvlup.bandcamp.com/

DUMB TALK ***RECORD RELEASE SHOW***
http://dumbtalk.bandcamp.com/

THE HIYA DUNES
http://thehiyadunes.bandcamp.com/

PAID FOR BY YOUR MANDATORY STUDENT ACTIVITY FEE

source: https://www.facebook.com/events/427334023985896/


Punknews Podcast for the week for August 21, 2012 | Punknews.org

“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.

…all this and music from Mischief Brew, Brain Dead Car 87.

You can click Read More to stream and/or download the show, or subscribe via RSS or iTunes. You can always send us your feedback in the comments section or via e-mail.”

Listen to the podcast: http://www.punknews.org/article/48639/podcast-the-week-of-august-21st-2012


Björk, Vivian Girls Show Support for Pussy Riot | News | Pitchfork

“Björk selling T-shirts online, Vivian Girls playing L.A. benefit August 27

Following their two-year prison sentence last week, artists have stepped up to take further action in support of jailed Russian punk band Pussy Riot.

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.”

Read more: http://pitchfork.com/news/47624-bjork-vivian-girls-show-support-for-pussy-riot/


Video: ECHO CHAMBER #1. LA SERA. (July 20, 2012)


Tour date: August 27, 2012 @ The Smell, LA: Benefit show for Pussy Riot | Update #3

Interview: http://www.amoeba.com/blog/2012/08/pst/pussy-riot-benefit-show-held-at-the-smell-with-vivian-girls-and-more.html

August, 26 – Update : “Benefit show news! Haim is no longer playing, but Business Cats are taking their place!! (…)” from twitter/PussyRiotLA

More info: http://pussyriotla.tumblr.com/ / https://twitter.com/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)
  • Pangea
  • Haim

Plus DJ sets by Allison Wolfe, Brooke Candy and Jim Smith!

$10 – The Smell, 247 S. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012

http://www.ticketfly.com/event/157003

http://www.thesmell.org/ // http://freepussyriot.org/

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Photo set: Vivian Girls in London | July 21, 2011 by Victor Frankowski

http://www.victorfrankowski.com/gallery/music/tours/vivian_girls_nme/