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Do yall think that we will be able 2 come back from the grave and get the opportunity 2 play in a highly bloggable buzz band? Feel like maybe 'heaven' might be getting the opportunity to be in a 'relevant band' for 1-5 years, then getting a job as a bartender/at a burrito shop after no1 comes 2 ur concerts n e more.
Can't believe some people 'make music' for a living.
I don't know what I want 2 do for a living. Feel like I am 'good at a lot o things', but I might be spreading myself too thin. I hope I find a passion when I go away 2 school next August... 'sigh.'
Worried about dying and there being 'nothing.' Starting to 'feel mortal.' Think I am no longer a tween any more. Time 2 grow up.
Still feel like Coachella should have 'given this bro medical attention.' Don't think it was fair 2 have him bleeding on every1 just to 'look hardcore.' h8 when bands 'aren't about image' but are 'about some anti-image image.' Wonder if that girl is 'scared of his blood giving her AIDS/heppy-tyte-bro.' Wonder if she feels like she 'just saw her uncle get out of the shower.'
Just think that healthcare should be free.
sort of wish that Alice Glass / Uffie / Feist / Jewel would slit her wrists on stage and bleed on to my face. Feel like that would be a 'unique concert experience.' Would probs blog about it/post that I 'got bled on' to my facebook/twitter
Sometimes, I see pix of regular alts in a group setting who unintentionally/intentionally 'look like they are in a band.' I think that is a high complement about ur alternative credibility, and the ppl who u associate urself with. In the HRO Gimmick GROUPS OF FRIENDS WHO LOOK LIKE BANDS, u must generalize the group of friends, and guess what genre of music that they would play if they were a real band.
This group of friends look like they probably play music that sounds like
a) the beach boys
b) architecture in Helsinki
c) Sixpence None the Richer
d) The Veronicas
e) no wave
f) shoe gaze
g) lezbo core
h) lezb indie
i) female alts with tatties-core
j) no-wave post-fuzz music
k) beach punk fuzz revivalist
l) Lilith Fair artists
m) Jewel ft Dido (Meredith Brooks Remix)
o) Lookbook Tween Superstar Band
What kind of music would they make if they were a band, yall?
The Vivian Girls have been back in the headlines this week because their former drummer, Ali Koehler, was 'mysteriously removed from Best Coast and replaced by a middle aged white guy.' You have to feel bad for her, because at the end of the day, even alt celebs are humans who are hunting and gathering for not just buzz bucks, but actual dollars in order to stay alive, and you get the feeling based on her tweets that she was 'ruthlessly kicked out.' I'm sure there will be some sort of revelatory interview where she throws Bethany under the bus when she launches a new project. Needless to say, this is another bad moment for Bethany Cosentino's personality, especially after she 'went mainstream', signing with Capitol Records in order to try to canoodle with more B-List celebs like Drew Barrymore.
Enough abt that drama.... The Vivian Girls were on some magazine cover. Even though I've never heard of it, I'm always willing 2 'become metaphorically erect' whenever some premium buzzband alt baguettes are on a magazine cover. It's just what blog bros do. I don't even know if they have an album out or something, but I think this means that they will end up on the cover of SPIN Magazine soon.
Does Kickball Katy 'look good', bb?
Do u vibe 2 Cassie Ramone?
Does Ali Koehler wish that she had stayed in Vivian Girls?
Despite potentially 'making more $$$' on tour with Best Coast, did she learn the hard way that u can't trust maniacal figures who are only interested in building their buzz brands?
Remember when the Vivian girls were all sad, but then they got all girly?
From what I understand, there is a MASSIVE power struggle within the Vivian Girls. Kickball Katy gets TONS of blog headlines bc she is a QT ginger with bangs, but then Cassie Ramone is all like 'My voice MADE this band.' Anyways, it seems like Cassie Ramone 'bragged' abt her upgrade 2 first class on a recent flight. Buzzbands rack up a lot of miles, so it isn't uncommon to see buzzbands hanging out in the Admiral's Club [via Am Airies]. She seems 'proud' of her elite status, but that's just life as a buzzband. U become addicted 2 VIP.
I usually get a lot of anxiety when I ride in 'coach.' I usually won't even fly if I have to sit back there. I enjoy sitting first class and watching all of the poors parade by me as I sip on some champagne. Then I will enjoy a free snack, a few cold beers, and a glass of wine. I have so much arm room and leg room. One time a stewardess actually offered my a complimentary tugjob. We went to the bathroom, and I became a member of the mile high tug club.
Can Cassie Ramone 'regain control' of her band?
Is there tons of conflict within the Vivvie Girls?
Who is the keutest Vivian Girl?
Have u ever sat in first class?
Do u usually just ride Southwest Airlines, and get herded around like cattle [via A, B and C groups]?
R u addicted 2 the VIP lifestyle?
Several blog years ago, M.I.A. made a video about how she hated gingers and wanted 2 kill them all. Obviously, MIA's career went into the shitter and no1 cares abt her. Kickball Katy seems to be PROUD 2 be a ginger, even drinking beverages that promote gingerdom. In this picture, we see Vivian Girls hottie holding up a beverage called 'Ginger Life', which I cannot confirm is a lifestyle beverage that she is launching.
Kickball Katy continues 2 win over the indiesphere's heart, ever since she showed us her bangin bikini bod [link]. Say what u will abt the state of women in indie music, but as long as every1 looks like Katy Goodman, color me TOTESALLY INTERESTED.
Is Kickball Katy the hottest ginger in indie?
IS she an authentic ginger or does she dye her hair 2 be ironically ginger?
R u glad MIA's career died?
Who would yall rather vibe with: Katy BB or MIA?
The Vivian Girls are a fuzzy buzzy girl buzzband with 3 hautties in the band... They've had a lil bit of trouble breaking free from the fuzzbuzz lofi-osphere, but now that they are being girly and showing off their bangin bikini bods, they are finally 'getting some coverage' and ppl aren't afraid of their dark souls any more.
In the new video for 'Take it as It Comes', Kickball Katy sings abt how she wishes she had a BF, but then Cassie Ramone is all like 'Take it ez, bb! With a bangin body like urs, it is only a matter of time b4 u have a premium alt peen in ur hands.' Cassie is right. With Kickball Kary's amazing bod, bangs, smile, gaze, and musical talent, she needs to be patient and wait 4 a bf. No need 2 be desperate, bb! No man is worth ur tears, and the 1 who is will not make u cry!
It's good 2 see the Vivvy Girls 'being girly' bc that is really the only reason girls still listen to music. If u want to reach mainstream girls, can't be all sad and dark like Fiona Apple. U need to be more like Kreayshawn/Feist or something. Now that Besty Coastyy lost all her buzz, the female lofi-osphere might belong 2 the Viv Girls.
The Vivian Girls attempted to have a 'deep, dark' brand where the would look all sad and serious and their songs weren't abt fun, sun, cats, weed, chillwaves, or anything fun like going 2 the mall and shopping at Forever21. Well, i'm not even sure because I haven't really even heard 1 of their songs that I can remember but it's the sorta thing where u already know what they sound like so it is just whatevz.
If ur a girl buzzband, and maltstream girls can't get in2 ur music, there is a fundamental problem with ur buzzband business model.
Anyways, since Best Coast got 'popular', every single lofi band does its best to be 'chill' and fun. That's what I gather from this EXCLUSIVE still of this upcoming video by the Vivian Girls. Going 4 the whole sexi retro vintage lolita thing. That's chill. I can get behind that.
Now they might have more upside than Best Coast bc they won't make the same branding/outspoken mistakes that she did....
Who looks the keutest?
Cassie? Fiona? Katy BB?
Are they finally 'over' the loss of former drummer Ali Koehler 2 BestyCoast bc BC lost all her buzz?
Can they 'rebrand' effectively?
R u excited abt this new era where they become 'fun QT alt celebs' instead of being perceived as 'angsty girl' tunes?
Yay! The Vivvy Girls finally cheered up!
The Vivian Girls were recently spotted residing in a tipi while they were 'on tour.' [link] Many buzzband insiders & experts speculated that the Vivian Girls are doing every thing they can to save money on tour, which actually adds up to sometimes be more than the buzz bucks you actually make. It makes more sense now that the Girls were spotted getting a ride in a rickshaw.
Personally, I am into authentic rickshaws. Not really into new-wave pedi-cabs that are driven by 'effing hippies.' I prefer the 'slave vibe' that rickshaws give u, like ur in the old world, and u have premium blood running thru ur veins, and slave humans would do anything 4 u.
h8 u pedicabs
Do u like the Vivian Girls a little bit more, now that u know they like to ride rickshaw waves?
Have u ever ridden in a rickshaw in Asia, and felt like a 'baller' because u gave the bro $1 USD and he thought u were 'the AZN Jesus'?
Do buzzbands need to do more to 'save money' on tour/'go green'?
Which Vivian Girl looks 'the keutest'?
Oh Kicky Katy...
U look REAL good, bb...
and ur doing the best thing a QT BB gurle in a buzzband can do
JIMMY JANGLE THE TAMBOURINE
I know u know how to play guitar
probably the bass and drums too
and probably a secret synth Postal-Service-wave project
But boy, do u know how 2 jimmy jangle
Right now, ur probably the best jimmy jangler in the world
The tambourine can't even handle u rite now
Keep being u, Kick Kat...
Nvr change 4 any 1
Do u <3 kickball Katy more than evr?
Who is the best tambourine jimmy jangler of all time? Stevie Nix? Mama Cass? Carnie Wilson?
The Vivian Girls are 'getting tons of buzz', and fighting with Cults for the top spot in fuzzy buzzy music, especially now that they both 'took down' Best Coast and got 'revenge' on their old drummer. Anyways, totally hot alt celeb Katy "Kickballin'" Goodman tweeted out this picture of the Vivian GIrls standing in front of a tipi, which is a place where Indian ppl used to sleep.
As yall may or may not know, it's a hard life as a buzzband. Sometimes u sleep on ur friends' couches... Sometimes u drive to a cheap motel on the outskirts of a buzzworthy city to sleep. Perhaps the Vivian Girls are effectively 'cutting costs' by sleeping on a tipi for incredibly low rates, even better than ur local La Quinta Inn. Even though u don't get a free continental breakfast, maybe staying in tipis will help buzzbands return higher margins per show.
Pictured: Artist's rendering of a Vivian Girl 'checking in' 2 her tipi,' meeting with regional shaman.
U have to give the Vivian Girls 'props' for being so buzzworthy, 'beating' Best Coast, and finding new, innovative ways 2 make more money 4 each and every show. It's harder 2 be a buzzband than u realize, but after years of sleeping in tipis, on couches, in motels that run prostitution & human trafficking rings.... it can pay off 1 day....
Do they look keut in front of the tipi?
Are the Vivian Girls 'winning the Battle 4 Lofi'?
Do u think they ever argue abt 'who is the prettiest' and who gets the most money per show?
Has a buzzband ever stayed at ur apartment?
HIPSTER RUNOFF has been in internet altercations and dramas with multiple indie buzzbands. While 'coverage' on HIPSTER RUNOFF can elevate your bands brand to the indie mainstream + expose your brand to tons of frontline tastemakers, the abusive cyberbullywave writing tone can take a psychological toll on the humans behind these buzzbands. There was the Best Coast incident where Bethany told Carles to eat a dick [link] and accused him of stealing her weed [link]. In addition, Nick Diamonds also threatened 2 kill Carles [link]. Now it seems like the Vivian Girls are finally 'lashing out' at Carles, the blogger behind HIPSTER RUNOFF for his unfair and biased coverage of their buzzband's career.
You seem to be getting an increasing amount of abuse from Carles and the team at Hipster Runoff. Do you pay much attention?
It's really annoying more than anything else, but I guess that is his goal. That kind of stuff is exactly what I want to avoid as a musician - being a "meme," etc. I do read Hipster Runoff sometimes. I think Carles is very smart and sometimes his observations are right on, but I don't actually believe that he means any of the things he writes about. I view the blog more as conceptual art than anything else. However, it still doesn't feel good to be on the receiving end of it.
Is HIPSTER RUNOFF a cyberbully?
Should Carles 'leave the Vivian Girls alone'?
Are the most successful bands = 'memes'?
Does Carles mean everything that he writes?
Is HIPSTER RUNOFF a conceptual art piece, or a legitimate music news source?
Ramone went on to say that Ali Koehler, their former drummer leaving is 'not a big deal' and that the band is stronger than ever. If you read into this, she is basically saying that Ali is a 'marginally talented drummer' and that the band is probably better off. BuzzGirlBands are s00oo0o catty, yall!
You’ve managed to lose two drummers along the way too. How’ve the changes affected your outlook?
I don't think I can stress this enough - it's really not that big of a deal! Bands change members all the time. Almost every band I can think of has gone through as many line-up changes as us, which isn't really that many. I think it's way more noteworthy if a band can keep a consistent line-up for their entire career.
Will this begin a series of interviews where the Vivian Girls are asked about their feelings on HIPSTER RUNOFF?
Is HRO 'bad 4 indie'?
Do u think the Vivian Girls have done a good job to overcome their low Pitchfork score? [link]
Do all buzzbands read blog/ HRO / Pitchfork?
Does Carles spend all day belittling the artistic efforts of others, contributing nothing positive to the progress of 'the modern scene'?
R u on #TeamVivianGirls or #TeamHipsterRunoff?
Do u have a crush on Cassie now?
Are the Vivian Girls a better long term band or meme than Best Coast?
Maybe I was wrong abt Kickball Katy needing 2 go solo...
Maybe u should be the 1 2go solbro...
Maybe I was distracted by Kickball Katy's jugs... [link]
but after reading ur words & thoughts
U 'get' HRO... U 'get' me....
and that makes u beautiful... on the inside & outside
Who is yalls fave member of Vivian Girls?
Kickball Katy is the 'frontwoman' and #1 sex icon in the hit 2k11 buzzband Vivian Girls. She has recently been spotted Canoodling with both Michael Cera [link] AND Tyler the Creator [link] AND some random altbro [link] AND some guy in the Black Lips [link]. IT seems like her canoodle fest has moved on to one of the Strokes, Albert Hammond Jr.
Upon further investigation, this is actually a 'cropped pic' of the entire band. It seems plausible that Albie Hammond had 'his pick' of the Vivian Girls for a 1-on-1 canoodling sesh.
Which member of the Vivian Girls is the keutest?
Who should Albert Hammond 'shack up with'?
Should Kickball Katy 'go solo'?
Are the Vivian Girls likely to break up after their 'disastrous P4k Review' or can their brand stay strong?
I still dream
perfect alt jugs, Katie BB <3 <3 [link]
R u on #TeamVivGirls or #TeamP4k?
Is Albert Hammond Jr still the 'hottest' Stroke?
Who had a more disappointing year: The Strokes, the Vivian GIrls, or Radioheads?
Is Kickball Katy way prettier and more talented than Best Coast?
Yesterday, the Vivian Girls were 'panned' by Pitchfork, basically calling for them 2 retire. However, the Vivian Girls brand still seems to be 'going strong', because they were written about by Vogue Magazine. Maybe this means that they are 'crossing over in2 high-end girly markets' and no longer need indie buzzblogs. The band appears to be 'in good spirits' despite the panning, and even decided 2 smile. This is a far-cry from their earliest press photos from this album cycle.
Vogue also says that Cults are better than all of the other mediocre fuzzy buzzy bands, which seems to be 'the general consensus':
Although we have been treated to a plethora of girl groups making lovelorn, Shangri-Las-esque garage pop in recent months (e.g. Best Coast, The Vivian Girls, Dum Dum Girls, and their most recent offshoots, La Sera and Frankie Rose), it’s the hint of uncanny isolation that sets Cults apart, especially when the echoey guitars, and well-placed clicks on songs like “You Know What I Mean” eventually let rip and descend into a raucous, heart-stopping arrangement, with just a dash of synth-pop tinkering.
Should Vivian Girls 'retire'?
Is Cults 'the #1 buzzband in the buzzosphere' right now?
Should Kickball Katy 'go solo'?
Should I stop reading music blogs and just start reading fashion magazines that cover buzzbands?
Is 'lofi/fuzzy buzzy pop' 'going mainstream'?
The Vivian Girls are credited as one of the first indie marketed all-female pop lofi groups... but who knows how much longer they will be around after this scathing Pitchfork review came out, giving the band a VERY disappointing 5.9, and basically called for the band to 'call it quits.' U have to wonder if it is time for the Vivian Girls to 'retire' without playing Madison Square Garden.
The Vivian Girls has 2 previous drummers, Frankie Rose and Ali Koehler who have 'set sail' and joined more successful/critically acclaimed bands. P4k seems to say that those artists basically made the right career move and the Vivian Girls don't have an identity.
But whether it's old band members like Koehler and Frankie Rose and the Outs or more stylized successors like Dum Dum Girls, there are an increasing number of bands beating Vivian Girls at their own game. It's easy to see Share the Joy's place in the Vivian Girls discography, but their place in indie rock as a whole is becoming less clear.
Seems kinda harsh...
In addition, they say that the song-writing is so bad that they make Best Coast sound 'deep' / 'like a genius' / 'complex'
[Vivian Girls] offer clichéd hooks so time-honored, they make Best Coast look obtuse by comparison. I don't know if they've got beef with ex-drummer Ali Koehler's gig with Best Coast, but "Take It as It Comes" could be seen as a winking parody by upping their boy-needy desperation to hyperbolic absurdity.
I wonder if the era of female lofi pop groups is just 'coming to an end.' Maybe it was just a fad, and we were happy 2 cover some decent looking females, but in the end they can't really offer anything tangible to the indiesphere. I guess it is just time to stop honoring these lofi bands like they are 'making a contribution to modern pop' and instead accept that they are just mimicking a style that already exists and got boring.
Is the female lofi pop game 'too crowded'?
Do all of these bands sound the same?
Did p4k go 'too harsh' on the Vivian Girls?
Starting off with a 22-minute-long LP that was originally limited to 500 copies, Vivian Girls seemed like the kind of band that would nail it the first time, flame out, and then disappear forever. Except they didn't. Everything Goes Wrong wasn't a huge drop-off, but the reception to it was muted, suggesting that they may have started to outstay their welcome. Lo-fi was quickly becoming cliché (again) and with their seemingly endless array of guest spots, side projects, and offshoots, Vivian Girls were adding to the glut of bands doing something very similar.
Did the Vivian Girls 'mismanage' their career?
Are The Vivian Girls better/keuter than Best Coast?
Is it time for Kickball Katy to go solo and rebrand herself?
Was female lofi pop always 'overrated'?
Do men h8 women in music?
Do men not take women seriously in music?
Should the Vivian Girls 'retire' or do they have a brand that ppl like?
Can bands like Vivian Girls and Warpaint exist 4evr just because bros like checking out girls?
Best Coast once sang the song "I wish I had a boyfriend", but what if I told you it was the Vivian Girls' front woman Kickball Katy who was spotted canoodling with a random altbro in the VIP bathroom area of the late night Vice Party at SXSW? Earlier this week, she was spotted canoodling with Tyler the Creator [link], and before that, with a member of the Black Lips on the Bruise Cruise [link].
It seems like this strategy is a good one for the Vivian Girls, since Kickball Katy is the only one generating compelling memes that can get the band relevant coverage. U gotta give her props for looking good and doing her thang, trying to empower indie women.
Who is this mysterious altbro?
Do u think they are in a relaish?
Is it better to be in an alt celeb couple relationship OR to just 'play the field' and canoodle with as many bros as possible?
R u falling in <3 with Kickball Katy?
If u dress fuzzy buzzy crusty enough and go 2 a VivGirls show, do u think u will have a chance with her when she comes 2 ur local town?
Has this VIVIAN GIRL GONE WILD?
The Bruise Cruise happened about 2 weeks ago, but the only thing that really emerged from it besides pictures of crustwavers taking baths in swimming pools were pictures of VIVIAN GIRLS GONE WILD: KICKBALL KATY'S WONDERFUL ALTERNATIVE BREASTS. Anyways, some new photos came out, and there is more Kickball Katy 2 feast upon.
do yall <3 her? Is she a good role model?
Should more relevant alternative celebs pour champagne all over their breasts?
"What about me?" -another viv girl
Do u think the Vivian Girls should wear bikini tops on stage and sing abt fun in the sun?
Is it time for Kickball Katy 2 go solo?
Will the Vivian Girls be able to release any sex new memes at relevant pool parties this summer?
Does Kickball Katy have 'the perfect alternative breasts'?
The Booze Cruise was some event where a bunch of weirdo punk fuzz buzz bands went on some cruise then a bunch of ppl paid to go on the cruise with them. Overall most of the bands were boring, but the only real meme that can be extracted is the Vivian Girls' member Kickball Katy wearing a sexi swim suit, and her 'wild partying antics.' Kinda jeal of the blipster in this picture. I have always had a 'licking champagne off titties' fantasy, but I always thought it was a mainstream fantasy, but I guess maybe it can be alt.
Here she is getting buzzed on Franzia.
Getting buzzed with the other Viv Gals
Spotted 'canoodling' with some guy in the Black Lips
Really hoping that the Vivian Girls are 'okay', but u can't help but wonder if they finally got over their sadness abt Best Coast's career 'taking off' and maybe they have accepted that they are a fun loving fuzzy buzzband and that they still have a reason 2 be happie and party hard to get more blog coverage.
Will the Vivian Girls 'provide more quality memes' than Best Coast, or was this just a fluke event because they were on a party boat?
Do u wish this boat sank? [via the Titanic]
Has Kickball Katy 'gone too far'?
Should Kickball Katy 'go solo'?
Even though the Vivian Girls make forgettable music, can they still be bloggable if they 'continue 2 show skin'?
Apparently some thing happened called 'the Booze Cruise' where a bunch of those punky fuzzy buzzy bands went on a cruise with a bunch of people who like those bands/that pseudo-lifestyle. Not really any relevant bands... U sorta wish that every1 who was on that cruise 'got Titanicked' so that we'd lose some of the crusty population.
Anyways, the only thing that probably happened on the boat was the Vivian Girls showing off their 'bangin bikini bods.' U gotta give them props for doing more than just 'playing a boring show with their boring songs.' They gave the fans what they wanted: some skin.
The red head really 'brought her A-game', ready 2 become a Charlie Sheen Goddess. Her name is apparently 'Kickball Katy', which sounds funnie.
Kickball Katy has some ample breasts. U can't help but wonder if she is utilizing the strategy of 'being hotter than Best Coast' 2 steal headlines from her.
I sorta would like to see the Vivian Girls wear skimpier outfits instead of just the weird dresses for women in polygamous marriage. 'Glam it up' 4 us, girls... Let men have a lil peep of ur goodness <3
Also here is a picture of an intimate moment on the Booze Cruise where Kickball Katy is making out with one of the dudes from the Black Lips. Might be the other girl in the band, though. Can't really tell.
After seeing the Vivian Girls in bikinis/tankinis/sexi alt 1pieces, u gotta say that maybe there is 'hope for them' ...
Maybe they can stop being 'so Brooklyn', show off some California skin..
Maybe they will stop acting like they are brainwashed cult members and 'make some noise' [via riding fuzzy buzzy slutwaves]...
U gotta think maybe it's not a bad thing that drummer Ali Koehler left the band if they are gonna be all about 'showing skin'...
Do u think u would be willing to care abt the Vivian Girls if they 'showed more skin'?
Do they look sexi in their bikini bodies?
Do u wish u were on the booze cruise?
Do u wish the captain had sank the booze cruise and the whole weirdo indie punk/fuzzy buzzy scene?
I just watched this new Vivian Girls video where they are basically really sad, and mope around a seedy motel room where they are probably being pimped out [via human trafficking]. Ultimately, a pretty boring music video + song, but it is just another opportunity to talk about how sad the Vivian Girls seem 2 look because they haven't had Best Coast's career.
Feel kinda sad watching this video/listening to this song. A lot of ppl say that the new drummer is way cuter than the old drummer, but at the same time, maybe keutness doesn't matter when ur watching your arch rival opening for Weezer and playing Fallon.
U gotta think every time they see former drummer Ali Koehler on stage with Best Coast, they wish they could be a little bit more successful. It's gotta hurt.
Cheer up Vivian Girls...
It gets better. Maybe all indie bands can't go mainstream, especially fuzzy buzzy ones, but you don't have to be all sad about it. Maybe sing more songs about how you love kissing boys.
Plz don't commit suicide [via burning in hell]... Stay strong.
R u worried abt the Vivian Girls?
Are they 'effed'?
Do u feel sad when u watch them play?
Will they ever get over 'not being Best Coast'?
At the end of every year, blogs will aggregate a fun visual meme that compiles the worst album art of the year. It seems like this year, the Vivian Girls are using the buzz strategy of 'doodling the worst album art possible' to try to get blog coverage. I think they might be trying to 'distract us' from their sadness because they didn't get to escape from their own middling buzzband to join Best Coast, who is clearly the #1 female fuzzy buzzy band in the world (mainly because they hired a male AZN fuzzy buzz guru) [link].
Should the Vivian Girls be disappointed in the artist they commissioned for their album art for "Share the Joy"? Have u listened 2 this? Is it any good?
Did 1 of their band members draw it, and the other 2 were 'too stoned'/too afraid to cause inner-band-conflict 2 veto the art?
Does everything the Vivian Girls do now make u sad?
Have u heard their music? Are they fuzzy buzzier than Best Coasts?
Is Ali Koehler laughing all the way to the buzzbank?
Do yall miss doodling with Crayola markers, or did u move on 2 authentic pastels/colored pencils?
Who will create the worst album art of the year?
Would yall rather be stuck on an deserted island with a Crayola Big Box of Crayons, a regular pack of washable markers, or a pack of Yikes Pencils? (Ur answer will say a lot abt u).
The Vivian Girls have some new MP3 out, but I haven't really listened to it, because as much as I 'h8 2 admit it', but Best Coast is probably the most listenable fuzzy buzzy female band in the world right now, and most of the other ones are 'too lofi' and don't have enough simple pop appeal. Anyways, Ali Koehler is the current drummer for Best Coast, but she left the Vivian Girls. In the new Vivian Girls Press Photo, u can't help but wonder what they are 'so sad abt.' If I had to make a guess, they are probably sad that they weren't the ones who enjoyed Best Coast, and Best Coast probably already achieved their maximum
Every time u see Ali Koehler drumming on stage during Letterman [link] or Fallon or opening for Weezer or meeting Justin Bieber, u can't help but wonder 'what if' she had stayed in the Vivian Girls? Would she have a fulfilling fuzzy buzzy band life?
Photo by driven by boredom
Did Alie Koehler make the 'right decision?
Do u think she is 'laughing all the way 2 the buzz bank'?
Do u think she is 'still bros' with the Vivian Girls, or do they have an awkward resentment now?
Why was Best Coast more successful than the Vivian Girls when they had a head start on Bethany?
Do u think the Vivian Girls will ever be as mainstream as Best Coast?
Do the Vivian Girls look 'too Brooklyn core' 2 appeal 2 tweens?
Can we officially look back and say that Ali Koehler 'made the right decision'?