Marissa Chen

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Old Lacy Bed and a legacy left by Vivian Girls

Music Jun 7, 2015

Old Lacy Bed and a legacy left by Vivian Girls

"Share the Joy," the 2011 album by Brooklyn trio Vivian Girls, starts off with the distinctive rumble of a drone strike in progress before suddenly veering into a lollygagging eighth-note groove for beginner musicians. Over the opener, "The Other Girls," drifts Cassie Ramone's pre-emptive warning: ...