When Vivian Girls initially came out with songs in the same vein as overlooked early-'90s band Black Tambourine it made a lot of sense. Both bands succeeded in making dashed off pop music that succeeded because it was minimal yet still textured with reverb, rough and raw, but not so rough that it was unlistenable. Working backwards, the Brooklyn Band just released a cover of '50s Bronx girl group The Chantels' "He's Gone." A riskier move, considering their serious vocal chops. Also, if Vivian Girls rode the crest of the lo-fi wave the last time around, does that mean that after this gets released we're going to end up spending a lot more time drinking egg creams at diners? Is anyone against drinking egg creams at diners?
January 29, 2010