RVG share “Perfect Day,” tell us about what they’ve been listening while stuck at home
Australia's RVG will release their second album, Feral, next Friday and they've just released a new song from it. "Perfect Day," which is not a Lou Reed cover, is a jangly earworm that singer/songwriter Romy Vager says is "about trying to give someone the façade of it being a nice day even though things around them really aren’t good." There's more than a little Go-Betweens to this one and you can watch the video, directed by The Crayon Fields' Geoffrey O'Connor, below.
With the coronavirus pandemic keeping many of us home a lot more, we’ve been asking artists to tell us what's been keeping them occupied through all, and Romy sent us a list of music, TV, synthesizers, fruit and more. Check that out, complete with commentary, below.
RVG's ROMY VAGER - QUARANTINE LIST (MUSIC, TV, MORE)
Wayne Cochran - "Last Kiss"
I’ve been listening to this version on repeat while I do the dishes. He recorded like four different versions of this in the '60s. I guess he knew how good it was. The lyrics kill me.
Mike Oldfield - "Wonderful Land"
I hope this is the music that everyone is making in quarantine. Can you imagine if we all come out of isolation and everything sounds like this? I think that would be really great.
Ginger Davis and The Snaps - "I'm No Run Around"
This one’s a response song to "Runaround Sue." I love it. She’s like ‘I heard what you said about me, fuck you’.
The Native Cats - "SanRemo"
The new Native Cats is so good. I can’t wait until the pandemic is over and I can see my favourite bands again. I’m missing seeing bands a lot right now.
Carol Kaye - "The Searchers"
I’ve only recently learned about Carol Kaye. She’s incredible. This is the best surf song I’ve probably ever heard.
Last Man On Earth (film)
This is one of my faves and I watched it again just as all the coronavirus stuff happened. I love how he remarks ‘still fresh’ when he picks up some garlic in the abandoned grocery store. I think about that scene every time I buy garlic.
Machine Gun Fellatio - "Unsent Letter"
This song came into my head a few days ago and I’ve been playing it on the guitar a lot to myself. Love it.
I always think Kiwi Fruit is a exxy fruit but it’s been really cheap in the supermarket so I’ve been eating a bit of it. It’s probably my favourite fruit so it’s been making life a bit more bearable here.
Korg Poly 800
I found an old Korg synthesiser in Hard Rubbish a couple of days ago. Who the hell throws one of them out? I’m very excited about it. I think we’re gonna have to make some kind of synth punk album now.
"Lower Case N" from Sesame Street
I’ve been watching a lot of old Sesame Street shorts. Some of them are so strange. This one’s probably my favourite. I’ve been singing this a lot around the house lately. I’d love a job writing weird kids song like these I reckon I’d be good at it.