Vivian Girls Prep New LP For Sept.

 

How can everything go
wrong when everything’s going right for the trio?

 

By Blurt Staff

 

The Vivian Girls are set to drop their second album, Everything Goes Wrong, via In The Red on
September 8. To get things rolling, the band’s handlers want you to read a few
pertinent quotes from the gals – whose guitarist, Cassie Ramone, appears on the
cover of the latest issue of BLURT, incidentally – culled from a recent Pitchfork interview, conducted by Tom
Breihan. Read on…

 

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“Last time, the album was really rushed,” says
guitarist Cassie Ramone. “We were just go, go, go, go. And now we’re
taking our time with every step of the process, making sure we’re really happy
with everything before we move on.”

 

With this band, though “taking our time” means
they’re taking six days to record the entire thing instead of the three days
they used for their first album. Ramone says, “We recorded 15 songs, but
if we put them all on the album, that’ll be an hour’s worth of music, so we’re
going to have to cut some of them out. Our last album was like 22 minutes, so
we figure if this album is longer than 44 minutes that’ll just be insane. It
would be twice as long.”

“We’re aiming for around 35 minutes,” adds bassist Kickball Katy. So
you’ll probably still be able to plow through the whole Vivian Girls album on
your morning commute.

On the first album, the two longest, slowest songs, “Tell the World”
and “Where Do You Run To”, were clear standouts. The band says
they’ll focus more on that side of their sound on the second album. “The
songs are longer,” says drummer Ali Koehler. “I think it’s moodier. I
think we have basically the same influences as on our first album, but with
more influences added.”

Katy elaborates: “We have a few songs that kind of sound like the Gun
Club. We have, like, a Neil Young-inspired song.”

Ali: “We’re using No Doubt’s hi-hat.”

Cassie: “That’s not actually an influence. We actually are using No
Doubt’s cymbals, though. That was an accident.”

But the band is still making sure to keep the raw, fun edge that animated the
first album. They’re recording most of their songs in single takes, they’re
producing it themselves, and they’re not bringing in any guests. “We
haven’t turned into perfectionists,” says Ali.

Tour Dates

Sat-Jul-04 Brooklyn, NY 979 Backyard / Captured Tracks & Woodsist Fest
Thu-Jul-09 Mexico City, MX El Almacén *
Thu-Jul-16 Toronto, ON Phoenix Theater #
Sun-Jul-19 Chicago, IL Pitchfork Music Festival
Fri-Jul-31 New York, NY Whitney Museum

* = w/ KING KHAN AND BBQ SHOW
# = w/ F***ED UP, WOMEN

 

 

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