The Vivian Girls are ready to call it a day. After seven years as a band, the Brooklyn trio is splitting up, with each member heading off to concentrate on new musical avenues. Their finale is thoroughly sold out, but you can still catch the penultimate act – ticket link below.
The Vivian Girls stormed the scene back in 2008 when they released their first single, “Wild Eyes”. Poorly promoted, it still managed to go viral , catching the group some early attention before the release of their eponymous debut record. Vivian Girls garnered immediate critical acclaim, and showcased the band’s frenetic, damn-the-details-full-speed-ahead style of music. Their subsequent albums, Everything Goes Wrong and Share the Joy were also well-received.
The recent decision to split seems to have been fully thought-out, in the band’s words:
Brooklyn, New York, March 2007: we started making music together and became what we know as Vivian Girls. It’s been a long and crazy journey in the seven years since, and we feel as though the time has finally come to let ourband rest in peace. It’s been an experience that we’ll look back on and cherish and we’d like to thank you for sharing it with us. We have had such an amazing time being a band, touring the world, releasing records and meeting all of you.
We’ve booked some ALL AGES shows as a goodbye. The first will be on February 14th at The Church on York in LA. The second will be on March 1st at Death by Audio in Brooklyn.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us along the way, everyone who has come to our shows, bought our records and supported us, and everyone we will meet in the future.
All three Vivian girls are continuing with various projects. Cassie Ramone with the Babies, “Kickball” Katy Goodman with La Sera, and Ali Koehler with Upset, who just released an album this last November. Happy trails to all three – if you’re interested in tickets for their second to last show, which will be in LA – The Church on York on February 14, click below.