The pining on this song is rough. Plenty of Vivian Girls songs are unhappy, lots of heartbreak, lots of solitude, but this new one, from their forthcoming album Share The Joy, is bleak like there's a nob on the control board labeled "Teen Angst" and it's been turned up all the way. An adolescent a capella opens the song, and then the choruses are so beautifully harmonic that it sounds like every girl on the planet Earth is sad all at once. Enter your e-mail over at Polyvinyl's site and download "I Heard You Say" for free.
January 31, 2011