Posted in music on July 13, 2010

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  1. Feb 2008: Vivian Girls start making a name for themselves on the scene
  2. Sep 2008: Frankie Rose leaves Vivian Girls to play with Crystal Stilts full time
  3. Sept 2008: Ali Koehler replaces Frankie Rose in Vivian Girls
  4. July 2009: Frankie Rose makes her 1st appearance as Dum Dum Girls member
  5. Sept 2009: Frankie Rose leaves Crystal Stilts & starts Frankie & the Outs
  6. Dec 2009: Best Coast getting popular, announce tour w/ Vivian Girls
  7. June 2010: Frankie Rose leaves Dum Dum Girls to focus on Frankie & the Outs
  8. July 2010: Ali Koehler leaves Vivian Girls and joins Best Coast
  9. July 2010: Fiona from Coasting replaces Ali in Vivian Girls
(note: dates may not be exact)

A video of Best Coast covering WAVVES' "I'm So Bored" at Primavera Sound in May, and a picture of Coasting, below...

Best Coast & Male Bonding tour dates HERE.
(Male Bonding previously toured with Vivian Girls and are signed to Sub Pop like Dum Dum Girls)

Coasting in Mexico
Coasting

Meanwhile, Beach Fossils lose their guitarist.

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Comments (82)

* John "Stumpy" Pepys (1964–1966) (Portrayed by Ed Begley, Jr. in the video "Give Me Some Money") Died in a bizarre gardening accident, that the authorities said was "best left unsolved".
* Eric "Stumpy Joe" Childs (1966–1967) Choked on vomit of unknown origin, other than his own, because "[y]ou can't really dust for vomit."
* Peter "James" Bond (1967-1977) (Portrayed by Russ Kunkel whose character was mistakenly credited as the name of the previous drummer) Spontaneously combusted.
* Stewart "schteadynow" Ikin (1981) Creme Brulee commitments forced him to retire, but went on backing tambourine for tour in 1982.
* Mick Shrimpton (1981–1982) (Portrayed by R. J. "Ric" Parnell) Exploded onstage.
* Joe "Mama" Besser (1982) Claimed he "couldn't take this 4/4 shit"; according to an MTV interview with Spinal Tap in November 1991, he disappeared along with the equipment during their Japanese tour. He is either dead or playing jazz.
* Richard "Ric" Shrimpton (1982–1999) Allegedly sold his dialysis machine for drugs; presumed dead.
* Scott "Skippy" Scuffleton (2001–2007) Fate unknown.
* Chris "Poppa" Cadeau (2007-2008) Eaten by his pet python Cleopatra.

Posted by J | July 13, 2010 6:29 PM

1) uh-oh. this brings the combined female weight of best coast to about 400 lbs

2) wait, i knew that vivian girls, crystal stilts, and frankie rose & and the outs all pissed me off, but little did i know that THE SAME PERSON IS GUILTY FOR BEING IN THREE OF THESE BANDS?!!! Someone bring me Frankie's head.

3) best coast covering wavves = vomit everywhere

4) good work for ali, jumping ship on the pretty much already faded buzzband and climbing aboard the SS best coast, freshly entered the annoying hype sphere! when best coast sinks ~~ late 2011, ali, join the crrrrystal suckerbats, who will have just signed to woodsist! omg!!!!!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 6:32 PM

The Spinal Tap of Bushwick

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 6:37 PM

maybe Ali is hookin up wit da dude in Best Coast

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 6:39 PM

@6:32 you are the reason i hate the internet. please go kill yourself.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 6:40 PM

Fickle bitches

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 6:42 PM

6:32 is being generous saying best coast will fade "~late 2011". i was thinking more end of this year.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 6:44 PM

Surfer Coast Best Beach Dum Dum Blood Fossils of Wavves girls

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 6:44 PM

LOL @ 6:29. Nicely done.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 6:46 PM

wait why is ali even playing in best coats? she is not even a good drummer! does anyone else recall her frequently losing time?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 6:47 PM

The Vivian Girls reminded me of the Golden Girls. They may be entertaining, but you wouldn't want to live with them.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 6:49 PM

big coast.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 6:58 PM

You'd think it was at least SLIGHTLY embarrassing to BV that he's been chronicling the who-gives-a-fuck moves of the Vivian Girls since February '08, but no.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 6:59 PM

BBG needs to start his own site, this place and 99% of the readers/posters are fucking idiots.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 7:08 PM

This is basically Gen Y's September 11th.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 7:10 PM

Went to their recent Union Pool show. Asked Katie if Ali was sick and she responded "We have a new drummer!"

Bummer Ali is leaving because they seemed to have good chemistry, but the new drumer plays more authority -- which I've always secretly wanted from them live. So looks like everyone's happy!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 7:21 PM

God, their album isn't even out yet. All of this flash-in-the-pan no-fi nonsense is because of the Internet. I'm willing to go back to 1974 when there are 30 albums released a year and they're all on Columbia.

Posted by LKJ | July 13, 2010 7:30 PM

LKJ, you continue to shine on these threads...

2008 Vivian Girls
1st studio album
Released: May 2008
Label: Mauled by Tigers/In The Red

2009 Everything Goes Wrong
2nd studio album
Released: September 2009
Label: In The Red

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 7:37 PM

@737 i believe he was referring to MEHst Coast

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 7:41 PM

breast coast

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 7:48 PM

Fiona is the best female drummer I've seen in a long time.

she rocks

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 7:48 PM

who cares? both bands are shit

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 7:48 PM

fair enough.

LKJ, I extend my hat...

...but you're still a nostalgic curmudgeon

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 7:51 PM

not enough fat jokes on here. come on!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 7:53 PM

Don't talk to loud at a Best Coast show..you get scolded by hipsters

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 7:56 PM

Pix of new girl? I need to see a picture so I can decide whether or not I would fuck her and therefore help further develop my opinion on this band.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 7:57 PM

guys! ali is reading these very comments as we speak!

http://twitter.com/hernameisali/status/18476357670

c'mon, let's save best coast (and future music projects) from her rhythm/tempo/ability atrocities by continuing to badmouth her!! cmon guys!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 8:06 PM

you guys are f*ckin' rude. if you don't like them then just don't comment. come on! both Best Coast and Vivian Girls are utterly brilliant!

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 8:14 PM

7:57 -> my feelings as well. I hope she doesn't resemble that singer from Fucked Up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 8:15 PM

Fiona is awesome! sweetest girl, she so deserves this. good for her

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 8:17 PM

7:37 I meant Best Coast, genius.

Posted by LKJ | July 13, 2010 8:21 PM

7:51 I may be a nostalgic curmudgeon, but my stereo room is still clogged with Mexican Summer albums that I paid for.

Posted by LKJ | July 13, 2010 8:23 PM

this explains it:

http://twitpic.com/1od65q

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 8:32 PM

Best female drummer in NYC hands down
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bINraDJtYWk

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 8:33 PM

8:32 FTW. BV, that picture belongs at the top of this post.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 8:34 PM

This is funny I finally brought myself to listen to a best coast song for the first time last night and thought...this band just sounds like an equally shitty vivian girls.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 8:39 PM

This is funny I finally brought myself to listen to a best coast song for the first time last night and thought...this band just sounds like an equally shitty vivian girls.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 8:39 PM

YAWN

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 8:56 PM

is the new drummer obese also?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 9:05 PM

ANNNNNNNNNNNNNND here comes the backlash, two weeks before the release of their album.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 9:06 PM

Backlash = people finally hearing this shit and being like "wow, other people actually like this fucking garbage?"

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 9:08 PM

best coast = miami heat of the indie rock queendom.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 9:16 PM

Brooklyn Vegan = troll haven.

h8rs be jealous

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 9:19 PM

anyone know how much the new viv girls drummer weighs??

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 9:31 PM

So...um...Times New Viking...whatever happened to them?

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 9:55 PM

double rainbow

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 10:01 PM

lame

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 10:21 PM

jesus christ. this is high school. homecoming should be the best show ever.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 10:27 PM

Y'know what the best thing is about the BV Comment Threads? The knowledge that most of the posts are written by pale, skinny white male losers who rarely get laid.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 10:28 PM

10:28, I wish you were my boyfriend. I'd love you 'til the very mehnd.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 11:19 PM

Would.

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 11:23 PM

Oh man I expected so much more from this thread.

This thread was more disappointing than Vivian Girls and Best Coast combined.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 12:02 AM

I like Vivian Girls and Best Coast. so what

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 1:40 AM

Best Career Move, Ever.

Posted by Jonathon Moxon | July 14, 2010 1:41 AM

Brooklyn Vegan = troll haven.

h8rs be jealous

Posted by Anonymous | July 13, 2010 9:19 PM

No its one big community of drones.
You my lady have a cool way of spelling thats so hip.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 3:42 AM

Marjorie Dawes: So what advice can we give to Fatty Halliday about losing some of his excess weight? Paul?
Paul: Eat sensibly.
Marjorie:Oh that's rich coming from you. Anyone else?
Pat:Don't eat too much chocolate.
Marjorie:What do you mean, don't eat too much chocolate? All the other kids hate him. Chocolate's the only friend he's got. Meera?
Meera:Exercise.
Marjorie:No I can't... what?
Meera:Exercise.
Marjorie:What? Do it again...
Meera:Exercise.
Marjorie:No I can't understand... do it again.
Meera:Exercise.
Marjorie:One more?
Meera:Exercise.
Marjorie:No, I'll tell you what you should be doing, Chris, and that's getting some kind of exercise!


Fat Fighters.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 3:57 AM

Anyone have a good idea of the peak time to eBay my Best Coast 7"s? Do you think the hype is already tanking? Should I sell out now? Just let me know your perspective.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 4:56 AM

4:56, hang on to your 7-inch or in your case, make that 3 1/2-inch.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 8:02 AM

relevancy Vivian Girls relevancy > Brooklyn Vegan commenters relevancy

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 8:18 AM

I'd hit it.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 10:17 AM

Vivian Girls = The Shaggs but suckier.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 10:31 AM

3:57 FTW for the little britain reference

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 10:42 AM

nerds stay mad

Posted by blackhat | July 14, 2010 12:14 PM

vivian girls re one of the few bands from bk in the last 5 years whose record(s) will still be (electronically, at least) staples of collections 15 years from now.

also fiona campbell is a killer drummer

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 12:21 PM

I heard she is dating the singer from Fucked Up.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 12:25 PM

Guys, she is dating Darren Mabee. Stop the cruel rumors.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 12:42 PM

12:21 Are you serious? How many rudimentary rock 'n' roll combos does one need? There will be fifty more bands like this in the next 15 years.

Posted by LKJ | July 14, 2010 1:47 PM

If we're talking about the best girl musicians, I imagine the "best girl drummer" wouldn't be playing in uh, Vivian girls.

Posted by Satan | July 14, 2010 2:50 PM

this is why girls shouldnt be in bands. too catty!

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 5:37 PM

from the photos I've seen of the new girl, the vivs have lost about 100 pounds and 7 tats..congrats girls

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 7:16 PM

fatsters

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 7:33 PM

Fiona is a terrific drummer

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 7:53 PM

i saw the vivian girls open for someone. the drummer couldnt play in time. neither could the rest of the band.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 8:12 PM

vivian girls play their instruments fine. you talk shit even when you got nothin

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 10:10 PM

I'm not saying anything bad about this band, but I would bet the farm that the drummer is clearly unable to match Meg white.

Posted by Anonymous | July 14, 2010 11:03 PM

yea fiona!

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2010 9:29 AM

"vivian girls play their instruments fine. you talk shit even when you got nothin"

because they are women should we hold them to a lower standard? is this is what apologists for bands like the vivian girls want? amateur guy bands who cant play their instruments get hated on as well.

Posted by Anonymous | July 15, 2010 4:19 PM

not at all, 4:19.

it's just that your impression of this band is very outdated. there was a time when they were clumsy players, but the band has long stepped up their game, regardless of what BV commenters insist

Posted by Anonymous | July 16, 2010 1:54 PM

I hate it when bands change their line up. It's never the same.

Posted by Martinbot | July 18, 2010 4:03 PM

COASTING,sucks todd p dick for shows!

Posted by Anonymous | July 30, 2010 5:27 PM

<3 ali koehler

you people are ridiculous

Posted by cracktakular | August 3, 2010 8:18 PM

"this is why girls shouldnt be in bands. too catty!"

Have you ever seen the comments by 20-something year old guys on Brooklyn Vegan?

Give me a band of women PMSing and hot flashing anytime of the day.

Posted by Heymel | October 3, 2010 11:09 PM

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