Thursday, April 9, 2009
So, during SXSW the Vivian Girls played something like 18 shows, including one on the Lamar pedestrian bridge. Here it is about a month later and they're back already! They'll be supporting Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti tomorrow night at the Mohawk. If you're interested in checking out the show tickets are still available and cost a mere 10 spot or 12 at the door.
Call me crazy but it kind of seems like at this point Ariel Pink should be opening for Vivian Girls but I suppose they only have one album worth of 2 minute songs, so it might be tough to headline. When I saw them at the Mohawk during SXSW the V Girls only played like 20 minutes, but that's SX for ya'.
Free Mp3's courtesy of Paw Tracks Records, thanks.
Free Mp3 ---> Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Helen
Free Mp3 ---> Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - Jules Lost His Jewels
Free Mp3 ---> Ariel Pink - For Kate I Wait
Find a video or two after the jump...
Did I mention how fun the V Girls stage banter is? They are so valley girl, even though they're alleged to be from Brooklyn. The sound quality on this vid kind of sucks, but here are the V Girls fleshing out their set list with a cover of Wavves' So Bored.
Vivian Girls - So Bored video via YouTube
Speaking of Wavves I noticed yesterday they have a new CD in stores, it looks VERY similar to their previous release, with the skateboarding kid. Instead of being called Wavves like the last album it's called, Wavvves. That's with three v's. But that has nothing to do with this post...
Here's the show I saw from the Vivian Girls, aren't they funny?
Vivian Girls - All the Time video via YouTube
The sound on this video is weird, but it's also how the records sound. So, I guess we can't blame YouTube for this one. I guess AP just likes that far away/late 70's production value.
Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti - For Kate I Wait video via YouTube
Did I mention they call this guy's music "Freak Folk" and he's on Animal Collective's label?
Ariel Pink - Gray Sunset video via YouTube