#46 vivian girls – where do you run to

i don’t think genre is generally very helpful in describing music. it’s never quite fair to pigeonhole any sort of music to one singular label, and perhaps that’s why i’ve been finding it more and more of a chore to categorize my posts. but it was surprisingly apt how brooklyn trio vivian girls listed themselves in their myspace page as punk/shoegaze/surf, where elements of each, while distinct, also bleed into each others’ territories in forming a simple, sweet, harmony-driven ball of fur. you’ll hear just that in “where do you run to”, a track taken off their latest self-titled vinyl-only record which sold out almost as soon as it appeared (i exaggerate, but we can sure expect a cd reissue by in the red this october), where a 60’s surf riff and beat is given a muffled makeover, washed over in a sea of lo-fi harmonies and some saccharine goodness to boot.

mp3: vivian girls – where do you run to


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