Posted in music on March 26, 2014

VERDIGRLS

Connecticut "sad grl electro chamber pop" sister duo VERDIGRLS will release their debut EP this spring via Manimal (Beliefs, Heliotropes), and ahead of that they've made a video for its single "Feeling Nervous." That video premieres in this post, and you can watch it below.

In addition to their own material, VERDIGRLS have been putting out some pretty interesting covers, including one of Daft Punk & Panda Bear's "Doin' It Right," and another of the theme song to David Lynch's Twin Peaks. Regarding the latter, the duo told Nylon:

When we first started writing music together, way before Verdigrls--about three years ago--we watched a lot of Twin Peaks because we just subscribed to Netflix. On the way to and from three-hour drives to New Jersey, we'd listen to the show on our phones. Eventually, music from the show started to influence our songs without us realizing it.

We wanted to pay tribute to a song that is not only the theme song to one of the greatest television shows of all time, but shares the same theme as our original music portrays: sadness and trepidation with a twinge of hope. We tried to make it sound how we, Verdigrls, would play it if we were performing at the Road House.

Listen to those two covers, along with the new video, below...

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VERDIGRLS - "Feeling Nervous" Official Video

VERDIGRLS - "Doin' It Right" (Daft Punk Cover)

VERDIGRLS - Twin Peaks Theme (cover)

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Comments (19)

nothing is as good as described

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:11 AM

The video is a bit complicate though. I don't really get the story but either ways, it looks good the music as well.

Posted by Steven Wyer | March 26, 2014 11:23 AM

@0:38 - kids, don't light your cigarettes off from candles. If you need to, make sure you don't actually inhale the first drag. Thanks.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:38 AM

"Have you, like, ever heard of this show 'Twin Peaks'?"

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:48 AM

Holy shit, it's another "Girls" band. At least they dropped the i

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 12:22 PM

Twin Peaks is a cultural reference for dying-to-seem-edgy middle class liberal arts grads that were too young to catch the show the first time around. Let's be honest, it was dull, had terrible acting, inane dialog and was supremely misogynistic.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 1:20 PM

^ nope. Twin Peaks, at least the first season and the first half of the second season + the finale, is some of the greatest television ever. If you can't realize that now, you just have terrible taste.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 2:02 PM

agree with 2:02, except that it really did fall apart worse than almost any show I can think of.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 2:06 PM

^both of those comments are by people who fall into my previous description of people who like Twin Peaks.

The show shared writing staff with Alf and Night Court, for fuck's sake. You're aware of that, right? That St. David Lynch didn't actually write any of the show other than the pilot?

Overly melodramatic, soap opera garbage wrapped up in the cultural smallpox blanket of Post Modernism. It was Dynasty re-packaged for kids who watched 120 Minutes.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 2:18 PM

^ 1) GRRRRR!
2) yes - you're not the only person in the world who knows about the history of the show
3) writers get hired for jobs. just because ALF was a piece of shit doesn't mean that a writer can't do something else.
4) you might be retarded(?)

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 2:22 PM

It was a parody of melodrama with a supernatural twist. Apparently that was lost on you.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 2:29 PM

^ Tisk, tisk. Not nice to use the word "retarded" as an insult.

Wow, it's fun watching you folks get all riled up over the fact that we disagree about a tv show.

Sure, it was parody, but it was done with about as much nuance as a Dane Cook stand-up bit. It was ham fisted, juvenile and, again, horribly, horribly misogynistic (no surprise there, Mr. Lynch). And if the acting was supposed to be awful as some kind of Hal Hartley nod to soap operas, apparently they forgot to tell the Michael Ontkean and Miguel Ferrer, who were the only cast members that should have been allowed anywhere near a career in acting. It wasn't on purpose, the rest of the cast was just flat out terrible.

The only thing that I'll agree with you all on is that the show did in fact get even worse once all that Windom Earle garbage started. It was like watching a piece of shit walk down the street and step in another piece of shit.

Lastly, I loved ALF. I just don't cary a torch claiming that it was high art and not just a stupid piece of time wasting entertainment.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 4:25 PM

I didn't mean 'retarded' as an insult - what if the person is actually spastic, or a moron, or mongoloid? Retarded is simply a different category of intelligence.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 4:30 PM

Everything I know about eating cats and being named Gordon, I learned from ALF.

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 5:02 PM

Falling is immense. Lovely.

Posted by Matt Fuller | March 26, 2014 10:54 PM

The Shumways

Posted by Anonymous | March 26, 2014 11:03 PM

"hi, i have a jazzmaster and tits. if i half-watch the twin peaks pilot and start a band tmrw, can i still play pitchfork fest this year?!?"

Posted by Anonymous | March 27, 2014 12:54 AM

These girls are awesome´╗┐

Posted by bedoya | May 12, 2014 4:56 AM

Verdigrls is one of the most talent girl duo that I have ever seen. I have been to a few of their shows in New York City. They have so much talent.I hope that everyone checks out their EP because someday they are going to be big. A lot of us are sad girls and their music is easy to relate to. Good job on the music video. I think it was very well done and for a small budget music video it is so dope. Good Job and I hope you realize how much of a difference your music can make to someone. Don't give up on your dream of becoming a musician.

Posted by Anonymous | August 4, 2014 12:05 AM

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