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Vivian Girls Announce New Reunion Album and Tour Dates, Share New Song “Sick”

Memory, First New Album in Eight Years, Due Out September 20 via Polyvinyl; Reissues Also Announced

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Vivian Girls broke-up in 2014, but now they have reunited and announced their first new album in eight years, Memory, and shared its first single “Sick.” They have also announced some fall tour dates and some reissues. Memory is due out September 20 via Polyvinyl. Check out “Sick” below, followed by the album’s tracklist and cover art, as well as the band’s upcoming tour dates.

In their initial run Vivian Girls released three albums (2008’s Vivian Girls, 2009’s Everything Goes Wrong, and 2011’s Share the Joy). The only constants in the line-up have been guitarist Cassie Ramone and bassist Katy Goodman. The current line-up sees the return of drummer Ali Koehler, who was with the band in the Everything Goes Wrong era and replaced original drummer Frankie Rose (but was later replaced by the band’s third drummer Fiona Campbell). On September 20 Polyvinyl are also reissuing on 180-gram colored vinyl the band’s first two albums (Vivian Girls and Everything Goes Wrong), which were originally released by In the Red.

Since splitting up, Goodman has released several albums with La Sera, Ramone has released two solo albums and two albums with Kevin Morby as The Babies, and Koehler released two albums with Upset. Vivian Girls began playing again in spring 2018 and went into the studio last fall with producer Rob Barbato (Kevin Morby, The Fall).

A press release describes the new album as such: “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.”

Revisit our 2008 interview with Vivian Girls.

Memory Tracklist:

1. Most of All
2. Your Kind of Life
3. Sick
4. At It Again
5. Lonely Girl
6. Something to Do
7. Sludge
8. Memory
9. I’m Far Away
10. Mistake
11. All Your Promises
12. Waiting in the Car

Vivian Girls Tour Dates:

10/04 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Regent
10/05 - Santa Ana, CA @ The Observatory OC
10/06 - San Diego, CA @ The Observatory North Park
10/17 - Brooklyn, NY @ Warsaw
10/18 - Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church
10/20 - Somerville, MA @ Once Ballroom
10/25 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
10/26 - San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
11/01 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
11/02 - Chicago, IL @ Empty Bottle
11/03 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theater

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