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Vivian Girls Announce Winter Tour, Cover The Chantels

Touring Mexico and Select U.S. Cities

Dec 03, 2009 Photography by Gorilla vs. Bear Bookmark and Share


Brooklyn noise-pop trio Vivian Girls have been covering The Chantels in the live setting quite a bit this year but now you can hear the brand new studio version streaming at their MySpace. This comparatively clean, highly melodic re-imagining of "He's Gone" was recorded by King Tuff.

Little trivia here: The Chantels were the second African-American girl group to gain notoriety in the 1950s. Sounds like a perfect fit for the Girls' distorted view of doo-woop on this year's Everything Goes Wrong and their self-titled 2008 debut. Also, Cassie Ramone (guitar/vocals), Kickball Katy (bass/drums/vocals), and Ali Koehler (drums/bass/vocals) are hitting the open road once again. Check out the new dates below. Mexico and U.S. will get some love. Yellow Fever, Happy Birthday and Best Coast will support.

Vivian Girls: "He's Gone" (The Chantels cover)

Vivian Girls:

12-03 Miami, FL - The Ice Palace
12-04 Monterrey, Mexico - Jaguar House
12-05 Mexico City, Mexico - El Imperial
12-11 Haverford, PA - Haverford College
12-12 Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio $
02-04 San Diego, CA - Casbah #
02-05 Costa Mesa, CA - Detroit Bar #
02-06 Los Angeles, CA - The Smell #
02-08 Santa Cruz, CA - Crepe Place #
02-09 San Francisco, CA - Bottom of the Hill #
02-11 Portland, OR - Holocene #
02-12 Vancouver, BC - Biltmore #
02-13 Seattle, WA - Hi-Dive #

$ = w/ Yellow Fever, Happy Birthday
# = w/ Best Coast

(www.freewebs.com/viviangirls)



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