Brooklyn dream-pop ensemble Vivian Girls has called it quits.
In a letter published on their website, the trio of Cassie Ramone, “Kickball Katy” Goodman, and Ali Koehler explained that the band has simply run its course:
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.
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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.
They’re not going out without a bang, though, as they’ve booked two final all-ages shows: February 14th at The Church on York in Los Angeles and March 1st at Death by Audio in Brooklyn. Tickets for the LA show are available here, with tickets for the Brooklyn gig available here.
Since forming in March 2007, the trio has kept a prolific pace, releasing countless albums, singles, EPs, and splits between a steady touring schedule. However, since the release of 2011’s Share the Joy, each member has taken more time to explore solo career opportunities. Ramone fronts The Babies alongside Woods’ Kevin Morby, Goodman performs as Le Sera, and Koehler recently teamed with ex-Hole drummer Patty Schemel as Upset.
Below, revisit a few of Vivian Girls’ video gems: