Surf's Up fun pack? I know that looks like a joke, but check out their new site viviangirls.net. That site is new, and this 'fun pack' was just announced on the blog. It's a shirt, 7", postcards and button for $20.
I got news for the Vivian Girls...it's winter. This might be some kind of joke, and I'm not saying I might have some extra Christmas money but I don't want that crap fruit of the loom white shirt! Jesus. I hate those things, they fit like a box...and white! Forget it, the first time I eat it's going to be brown. I know I'm a t-shirt snob, but it's kind of like selling a beach towel and a frisbee...I want music! Although I might actually order that.
I'm just torn because it kind of seems like a waste. Environmentally it's not responsible. I guess I'm going to have to let that one go. Sad.
But I want to support them, and this $20 is going right in their pocket...I'll probably come around and let someone cooler than me wear it.
I remember posting about the US Girls with their latest single with the Beach Boys cover and thinking it was the Vivian Girls... looks like they had a single coming out with a Beach Boys cover as well. I wasn't that far off. The Beach Boys make perfect sense, the harmony's, the pop sensibility. There might be a little Brian Wilson in the experimental recording...but I never really saw their genius anyway. I know Pet Sounds is supposed to be amazing...and as I'm writing this I know I'll go listen to it again just to make sure....I doubt it every time.
Or it's just so commonplace now that I can't even hear how groundbreaking it was.
I still love when Vivian Girls come up, the punk harmony buried under a sea of distortion. It's pop in the way Times New Viking isn't. It's new and old at the same time.
Ok they got me, here's my Christmas money.