Thursday, October 16, 2008

Vivian Girls take on the Bowery


I've been back on the east coast for about 4 months now and I've finally managed to catch, the Brooklyn three piece, Vivian Girls do their thing. Unfortunately for me the sound at the Bowery Ballroom last night was awful. Yes I could hear the instruments, but the vocal mix was horrible, so much in fact that one guy screamed out "get a new sound guy!"

The girls write super-short, catchy, lo-fi, noisy pop tunes that are a cross between the girl bands of the 60s and The Jesus & Mary Chain. I highly recommend their self-titled album which recently came out on In The Red Records.

The highlight of the evening for me was their version of "Girl Don't Tell Me" (which I didn't even know they covered), as bad as the mix was, after a few notes I became so excited about what I was going to hear. Unfortunately the below version is a rip I made from youtube and the only copy I can find, if anyone knows of a cleaner version please let me know.

"Blind Spot" (Daisy Chain Cover)
"Girl Don't Tell Me" (live) (Beach Boys Cover)

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