Saturday, February 12, 2011

...speaking of bands that lost out on Frankie Rose...

Vivian Girls, back when Frankie Rose was their drummer.
See how unhappy they all were?

'tis the season for new albums by '60s girl group-influenced, all-female garage rock bands who used to have Frankie Rose as a drummer. This spring sees new releases by Vivian Girls and Dum Dum Girls (between them, there are, I dunno, like, seven girls), and they're both pretty decent! Some snippets:

A much happier Vivian Girls, with new NEW drummer Fiona Campbell, a replacement for Frankie Rose replacement Ali Koehler, who left to drum for Best Coast, quite possibly the best career move she'll ever make.

(from Share the Joy, out April 12)
They will also be at the Smell in Los Angeles on Feb. 22.

Hey look! It's Frankie again. This time with the more
articulate Dum Dum Girls. Alas, 'twould not be for long.

(from the He Gets Me High EP, out March 1)

It should also be mentioned that Katy Goodman of Vivian Girls - the token redhead (dare I say "the one with the bangs") - has her own side project, La Sera, and her record comes out this Tuesday (!) on Hardly Art. Check her out here.

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