EXCLUSIVE PITCHFORK FESTIVAL DOWNLOAD: Vivian Girls - When I'm Gone
People can't help but get excited about punk rock. In modern music it's the most sacred of all cows and thou, thouest inferior being of a later, less radical era, shalt not harm its leathery hide. Fuck that. Vivian Girls know exactly how to treat punk rock - like a doddery auld fud fresh for a tease, long legs and celestial harmonies resparking something desperate and latent in punk's gut and groin. "When I'm Gone" is an incredible flirt; it flirts with everything, with punk, with lo-fi and with surf and rockabilly but the truth, brutal and wonderful - for you at least - is that Vivian Girls exist today and so they're stuck with you: new album Everything Goes Wrong out through In The Red in September, this the barrelling, fantastic first cut to emerge.
Sounds Like: Black Tambourine, Descendents, Crystal Stilts