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La Sera | Sees The Light

Sees the Light, the second album from this side project of Vivian Girls' Katy Goodman, is a surprisingly difficult album to review.
Hardly Art (2012)
By JONATHAN DONALDSON  |  March 30, 2012
'Sun & Shade' from Woods

Woods | Sun & Shade

As with previous Woods records the instantly entrancing element is Earl's Neil Young–inspired falsetto, wrapped in swirls of gauzy tape hiss.
Woodsist (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  June 10, 2011
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Vivian Girls | Share the Joy

In 2008, Brooklyn's Vivian Girls pioneered a new breed of quick, punky '60s girl-group pop, inspiring a resurgence of distortion-heavy garage sounds over the next two years.
Polyvinyl (2011)
By LIZ PELLY  |  June 03, 2011

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Rule #17 of survival in the DIY-ish indie-rock circuit: always stay busy.
Hardly Art (2011)
By REYAN ALI  |  February 11, 2011

Male Bonding | Nothing Hurts

The ’90s generated lots of terrific pop culture — Sandman comics, Pulp Fiction, decent Mortal Kombat games, etc. — but quiz Male Bonding on their favorite product of the decade and, if they’re telling it straight, the London trio are bound to pick Americ
Sub Pop (2010)
By REYAN ALI  |  April 30, 2010

The big (moving) picture: SXSW 2010 in HD video

Videos of Freelance Whales, Le Loup, Sleigh Bells, and more.
Freelance Whales, Sleigh Bells, Vivian Girls, Japandroids and more
By PHOENIX STAFF  |  March 26, 2010

Vivian Girls Acoustic Set

SXSW 2010 (Saturday): Vivian Girls Acoustic Set

Vivian Girls I stumbled into a Vivian Girls acoustic set while walking between the Fader Fort and the Mess With Texas show. No drums (Ali...
By P. Nick Curran  |  March 20, 2010

Review: Vivian Girls at Great Scott

Could there be a more appropriate soundtrack to this past weekend's premature taste of spring than a Vivian Girls show?
A sliver of summer in Allston
By MICHAEL C. WALSH  |  March 12, 2010

Photos: Vivian Girls at Great Scott

Photos of Vivian Girls at Great Scott
Vivian Girls, live at Great Scott, March 8, 2010
By ERIN BALDASSARI  |  March 12, 2010
Vivian Girls at Great Scott

Vivian Girls at Great Scott

The New York all-girl noise-pop trio Vivian Girls have enough buzz right now to power a small village for a day or two. You can...
By webteam  |  March 03, 2010

Is 2010 the Year of the Girl?

Many have argued that the descriptor "indie music" means nothing more or less than "bands Pitchfork reviews" these days, and the claim was never more true than last year
Music of the Future
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  January 08, 2010


No sleep ’til Brooklyn

There’s a lot to love about Slumberland Records, the DC-born, Oakland-based label that celebrated its 20th anniversary last weekend with sold-out shows in Washington, DC, and Brooklyn.
Maine ties to Slumberland Records’ 20th anniversary weekend
By CHRISTOPHER GRAY  |  November 20, 2009
Vivian Girls

Vivian Girls

Named after the hermaphroditic warrior children so tenderly rendered by outsider artist Henry Darger, the Vivian Girls fight evil with garagy riffs, tambourines, and sweet...
By Shaula Clark  |  May 06, 2009

Doing it live

Crystal Stilts hit the road
Crystal Stilts hit the road
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  December 04, 2008

Lady killers

“Maybe over there? Try over there . . . ” The muffled voice in the background sounds defeated.
Vivian Girls find fans, lose shoes
By MICHAEL ALAN GOLDBERG  |  October 08, 2008