Vivian Girls

vivian girls

Cassie Ramone
Katy Goodman
Fiona Campbell

On their third album (and Polyvinyl debut) Share the Joy, Brooklyn’s Vivian Girls continue to sharpen and refine their transcendent mix of garage thrash, girl-group warmth and infectious pop hooksmanship.

The ten-song Share the Joy finds the threesome – guitarist/vocalist Cassie Ramone, bassist/vocalist Kickball Katy and new drummer Fiona Campbell – continuing to evolve and expand, building on the D.I.Y. achievements of their 2008 debut, Vivian Girls, and its 2009 follow-up, Everything Goes Wrong, while delivering their most memorable songs and most focused performances yet.

Share the Joy‘s musical and emotional depth is reflected on “The Other Girls” and “Light In Your Eyes,” each of which clocks in at over six minutes. The former tune manages to encompass hammering hardcore, Beach Boys-esque melodic bliss, Neil Young/Nirvana-inflected guitar frenzy and ethereal harmonic drone, while the latter closes the album on a triumphant note of surging sonic uplift.

Elsewhere, “Dance If You Wanna” and “Take it As It Comes” rank with the band’s most intoxicating pop confections, while “Lake House” and “Vanishing of Time” maintain a thoughtful, introspective tone that may come as a surprise to those who’d had Vivian Girls pegged as a lo-fi garage outfit.

Vivian Girls recorded Share the Joy at Rear House, the home studio run by Jarvis Taveniere (of the Brooklyn combo Woods), who engineered the album.


Vivian Girls Memory

Most Of All
Your Kind Of Life
At It Again
Lonely Girl
Something To Do
I'm Far Away
All Your Promises
Waiting In The Car

Vivian Girls Share The Joy

The Other Girls
I Heard You Say
Dance (If You Wanna)
Lake House
Trying to Pretend
Sixteen Ways
Take It as It Comes
Vanishing of Time
Light in Your Eyes

Vivian Girls Everything Goes Wrong

Walking Alone At Night
I Have No Fun
Can't Get Over You
The Desert
The End
When I'm Gone
Out For The Sun
I'm Not Asleep
Double Vision
You're My Guy
Before I Start To Cry

Vivian Girls Vivian Girls

All The Time
Such A Joke
Wild Eyes
Going Insane
Tell The World
Where Do You Run To
Never See Me Again
I Believe In Nothing