Vivian Girls are no more. The Brooklyn trio have announced that they've broken up and will play a pair of farewell shows, one in Los Angeles and one in New York.
"We feel as though the time has finally come to let our band rest in peace," the group said in an official statement on their website. "It's been an experience that we'll look back on and cherish and we'd like to thank you for sharing it with us. We have had such an amazing time being a band, touring the world, releasing records and meeting all of you."
The garage-girl-group formed in 2007 and over the course of seven years released a total of three albums: 2008's self-titled LP, 2009's Everything Goes Wrong, and 2011's Share the Joy. Once key figures in the lo-fi revival of the late 2000s, the band's three members will now focus on separate ventures. Cassie Ramone currently plays in the Babies, Katy Goodman records with her La Sera project (and has a new album due out sometime this year), and Ali Koehler fronts Upset, a three-piece featuring ex-Hole drummer Patty Schemel.
Vivian Girls' final two shows will be all-ages events. They'll perform at the Church on York in L.A. on February 14 (Valentine's Day, of course), and then bid a final goodbye onstage at Brooklyn's Death by Audio on March 1. Below you'll find the band's full statement, followed by a pair of highlights from Vivian Girls' output.
Brooklyn, New York, March 2007: we started making music together and became what we know as Vivian Girls. It's been a long and crazy journey in the seven years since, and we feel as though the time has finally come to let our band rest in peace. It's been an experience that we'll look back on and cherish and we'd like to thank you for sharing it with us. We have had such an amazing time being a band, touring the world, releasing records and meeting all of you.
We've booked some ALL AGES shows as a goodbye. The first will be on February 14th at The Church on York in LA. The second will be on March 1st at Death by Audio in Brooklyn.
Thank you to everyone who has helped us along the way, everyone who has come to our shows, bought our records and supported us, and everyone we will meet in the future.