Vivian GirlsMusic Group
Brooklyn’s premier noise-pop revivalists.
Out of a steady stream of late 2000s blog bands and buzz acts emerged Vivian Girls, an all-girl trio seemingly raised on their older sisters' classic Slumberland and punk rock records. The trio of Cassie Ramone (vocals, guitar), "Kickball" Katy Goodman (bass, vocals), and then-drummer Frankie Rose quickly captivated the Brooklyn indie-punk scene with their penchant for nostalgic guitar racket and girl group-ish harmonies, so much that early single "Wild Eyes" quickly sold out after limited pressings. Soon after came a deal with underground punk label In The Red, which spawned 2008's self-titled debut and 2009's like-minded but slightly less amateurish follow-up, Everything Goes Wrong. A Beach Boys-meets-Black Tambourine tune called "Where Do You Run To" became their signature single and a live favorite during their frequent shows with compatible fuzz merchants such as Black Lips, Pains of Being Pure at Heart, and Best Coast. The last would eventually steal drummer Ali Koehler, who herself had replaced Frankie when she started her own band. In 2011, Goodman further explored her girl group influences in the charming solo project La Sera, and the trio (now with Fiona Campbell behind the kit) regrouped for Share the Joy, their most challenging and accomplished record to date.
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