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Vivian Girls have shared a video for “Something To Do,” the latest from their new album, Memory, their first in 8 years. The video was directed by Jason Lester.
Last month Vivian Girls announced their reunion with the release of Memory‘s lead single, “Sick,” which Rolling Stone called “a slice of jangle-pop reverie” which “sees the band of outsiders at their best,” while Vulture hailed it as “a hodgepodge of all their musical touchstones, indecipherable beneath the haze, continuously confronting and morphing into something much, much grander.”
Memory is an album filled with personal reflections on toxic relationships, the false promise of new love, mental health struggles, and finding ways to accept oneself amidst it all. Fittingly, the sonic textures of the album match this sense of desperation and longing. It’s a loud, snarling journey and there’s a sense of streamlined direction and intensity to the performances: it sounds like a band returning to a core idea of itself.
In celebration of Memory, the band has also announced a fall tour that includes shows on the east coast, west coast and in the midwest, as well as reissues of their acclaimed first two albums — Vivian Girls (2008) and Everything Goes Wrong (2009). Originally released by In the Red, these classic records have been tragically out-of-print for many years, but are both now available for the first time on 180-Gram colored vinyl. Vivian Girls, the band’s self-titled debut album (which Pitchfork dubbed “Best New Music” upon its release in 2008), has also been re-mastered by Heba Kadry at Timeless Mastering.
Memory and both of the re-issues are available for pre-order now and out on 9/20.