Saturday, August 29, 2009

everything goes wrong on itunes

Our new album Everything Goes Wrong is now available on itunes. It comes out on CD and vinyl in ten days.
Listening to We Be Xuxa in the van. See you in a half hour Champaign, IL.

Thursday, August 27, 2009

A couple of things...

1.) I will be part of a panel discussion of music and Generation Y tomorrow at 2pm on WNYC radio.

2.) We are guest bloggers on the Nylon website..

3.) We played the Andy Warhol Museum in Pittsburgh today..


Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Party Girls on the Go!

Hey everyone! We just started the first leg of our crazy nine week tour (which ends in NYC on Halloween). These next few weeks we will be joined by our brothers, the Beets, on what we've named the Nightmare of Sound tour. Last night was our kickoff show in Brooklyn at Death by Audio.

Cassie made new shirts for this tour.

We have our Moped Girls 7"s, WFMU LPs, The World's Lousy comps, tote bags, pins, and soon (Sept. 8th) our new album, Everything Goes Wrong, on vinyl and CD.

We played with Real Estate, Best Fwends, and the Beets.

M. Volz

Jose hypnotizes the children with his slaying.

Juan Wauters

Here's a video of them from last night..

Here's a video of us from last night..

Oh, also, on the way to Philly we saw this and had to stop..

Come out and say, "hi!" at any of the following dates, see you tomorrow Pittsburgh!

Aug 27 Andy Warhol Museum Pittsburgh, PA
Aug 28 Summit Columbus, OH
Aug 29 Cowboy Monkey Champaign, IL
Aug 30 Acoustic In-Store at Permanent Records Chicago, IL
Aug 30 Empty Bottle Chicago, IL
Aug 31 7th Street Entry Minneapolis, MN
Sep 1 The Aquarium (WITH THE SPITS!!!) Fargo, ND
Sep 4 Union Hall Missoula, MT
Sep 6 Bumbershoot Festival Seattle, WA
Sep 7 Berbati’s Pan Portland, OR
Sep 9 Rickshaw Stop - RECORD RELEASE SHOW! San Francisco, CA
Sep 10 Acoustic In-Store at Amoeba Records San Francisco, CA
Sep 11 The Echo Los Angeles, CA
Sep 18 Metro Kyoto, Japan
Sep 19 Rooftop of Nagoya Daini Kohaku Building Nagoya, Japan
Sep 20 Shibuya Seco Tokyo, Japan
Sep 21 Shibuya o-nest Tokyo, Japan
Sep 25 Spectrum Sydney, Australia
Sep 26 Roxanne Parlour - Spring Tones Party Melbourne, Australia
Sep 27 Brisbane Hotel Hobart, Australia
Sep 30 Northcote Social Club Melbourne, Australia
Oct 1 Metro Hotel Adelaide, Australia
Oct 2 Step Inn Brisbane, Australia
Oct 3 Sound Summit Festival Newcastle, Australia
Oct 9 Loft Gallery and Lounge Honolulu, HI
Oct 13 Modified Arts Phoenix, AZ
Oct 15 The Cavern Dallas, TX
Oct 16 Red 7 Austin, TX
Oct 17 Hal and Mal’s Jackson, MS
Oct 18 Sluggo’s Pensacola, FL
Oct 19 Club Downunder - FSU Tallahassee, FL
Oct 20 Czar Tampa, FL
Oct 21 Propaganda Lake Worth, FL
Oct 22 TBD Puerto Rico
Oct 23 TBD Puerto Rico
Oct 24 TBD Puerto Rico
Oct 27 The Milestone Charlotte, NC
Oct 28 Outback Lodge Charlottesville, VA
Oct 29 TBD Washington, DC
Oct 30 University of Connecticut Storrs, CT
Oct 31 Halloween show at the Ridgewood Masonic Temple (with Crystal Stilts!) Brooklyn, NY

Sunday, July 12, 2009

New things...

Hey! Oh man, Mexico City was THE BEST. Seriously. King Khan & BBQ were amazing, Valerie is the coolest, thanks everyone for coming out and having a blast. We can't wait to go back someday!

On Wednesday, we are going to hang around NYC and watch our friends Wavves, Woods and Real Estate play at Bowery Ballroom. You should go.

We are playing with Fucked Up and Women at the Phoenix Theatre in Toronto and it's going to be awesome. You should go.

Then we are all caravan-ing down to Chicago to hang out for the entirety of Pitchfork Fest (which will be awesome, you should go.)

We will have NEW SHIRTS (!!!) with the Shangri-la's design on them that Cassie drew ( )

Records we will have: Wild Eyes 7" (reissue on Wild World), Moped Girls 7" (For Us Records), S/T LP/CD.

Friday, June 12, 2009

Home in two days!

Well everyone, our mammoth tour is pretty much over. One more show tonight at the Lexington in London then we have a couple weeks off before Pitchfork Fest. Unfortunately Katy's come down with a raging case of tonsilitis and is on all sorts of medication so we'll see how the show goes tonight. Cassie and I had to perform a stripped down campfire-y version of our songs plus a few covers (Neil Young, Wipers, Cassie's old band Bossy) without her in the Netherlands the other night as she slept off a 104 degree fever backstage. We even played the Happy Birthday song.
TIme to shower and head over to Lexington for soundcheck, see you all there!


Friday, June 5, 2009

Just some updates...

Hey! Since we started, we have been compiling a list of every show we've ever played. It is located here . We are missing some information about bands that we played with, so if you can help out, we would really appreciate it!

I don't know if you know this, but we tweet.

The Moped Girls 7" IS being repressed, don't worry! The Wild Eyes 7" WAS repressed, and is being distributed by Revolver, so go ask your local record store for a copy. If you haven't heard, our 2nd album (entitled Everything Goes Wrong) will be out on September 8th, on In The Red. The front cover is posted on our myspace.

Our tour that started sometime back in March is almost at an end, and we are both excited and sad. No shows for 2 weeks, it's nuts!

And don't worry Japan and Australia, we are looking your direction in September...

Wednesday, June 3, 2009

Passed Out

Katy said she needed someone who's gonna be lively to sit in the passenger seat while she drove and Ryan volunteered then promptly fell asleep. This is what he gets.

Monday, May 25, 2009

Rest of European tour leg started

Today we took the Eurostar from London to Brussels and our friend Bram picked us up. Luckily the Eurostar did not eat my ipod this time around as I kept it very close by my side. Tomorrow we pick up the van in Holland and drive to Paris, can't wait!

Right now we're sitting in Bram's living room, blogging and watching Wildboyz and Jackass with some of our Belgian friends.

I would have a bunch of totally awesome pictures if I didn't leave my phone charger behind in Manchester so I have to wait til we get back to the UK because it's (hopefully) being mailed to London. For now I only have a car charger which there isn't always enough time to get a full charge on my phone, so it's constantly dying.
All of our other pictures are on disposable cameras which may or may not be developed and scanned at the end of tour.

Our 10 days in the UK were amazing and it was so great to spend time with our friends, we're really looking forward to seeing the rest of you in Europe!
Let the fun times commence!

Ali x

Thursday, May 21, 2009

Tour with Male Bonding

Tour is almost to a close (the UK Male Bonding part at least). We will sorely miss our brothers - Fun Bobby, Fun Johnny (I don't think it ever stuck Robin) and Fun Kevs (sure, why not).

Some serious bonding.

Listen to Male Bonding. They're like if three dudes from Pre were obsessed with Nirvana, Blink 182, and girls made music. Actually that's exactly what they are.
They're dudes, kinda like Nodzzz, but English, and with better hair (joke).


We put a birthday cake that says "Happy 30th Birthday Michael" on our rider as a joke thinking no one will ever do it, but we got it for the first time. While it doesn't say '30th' I think it's good enough.


Budget rental sucks. They gave us a car and told us that it takes diesel and told us to make sure to fill it with diesel, they even wrote it down on a piece of paper and gave it to us. First time we go to fill it up we fill it with diesel. The engine seizes a mile down the road, it's obviously not a diesel engine. We call Budget, they call someone to come help us. We wait an hour for someone to come tell us "Yep, it's not diesel." We wait another hour to get towed. This is the view of the towing process from the tow truck. We got towed 40 minutes to the nearest Budget location (according to Budget). There is no location there. They tell us we need to get towed back to Heathrow airport where we rented the car. We tell them we are already an hour late for a show in Birmingham. They blame it on us. We cancel rental and rent from someone else. We showed up in Birmingham 5 hours after we should have.


Neil and Johnny



Katy's out with Crystal Antler and us boring folk are at a Travelodge!

Big Lion sleeps tonight

Bye boys, miss you already!

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Proof that we made it

Ode to English Breakfast

For some reason I really like English breakfasts even though they feature two of my least favorite foods: mushrooms and tomatoes.


Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Video for Moped Girls

Hey everyone. The video for the song 'Moped Girls' is done. It's on a 7" that just came out on For Us records, which you can order online.

We had a ton of fun doing this video before our show in Seattle with our friend Brady. Katy and I smelled like sour milk and cream after but it was worth it.

Home for a day

So we just wrapped up our five week US/Canada tour tonight with a show at the Bowery Ballroom with our friends, Stupid Party and Times New Viking. One day off to get rid of this cold and catch up on E!, MTV, VH1 and Bravo trashy programming, then flying to the UK on Wednesday to embark on the start of our 4 week Eurotour. Thanks to everyone all over the US and Canada who came out to our shows and all the bands we played with. You made for a rad time. Europe, see you all soon!

I will leave you with some tour pictures and tour highlights..

(click on the pictures to see the whole thing, I can't figure out how to make blogger not cut them off) (editors note: i fixed the photos for you, ali! -katy)


Cole and Ariel

Weed, CA


Ski resort in Vancouver, BC

Braidy Katy

Double rainbow over SLC

Some girl's bathroom graffiti in Lawrence, KS

Being touristy on my unsuccessful quest to find a Los Campesinos CD in Minneap....olis

Katy's a tough guy

Cassie and I are not

Seeing Mikey in Minneapolis was an awesome treat

Even though I hate cats, this one was too fat not to like.

White monster, Mark's a jerk

+Being on the road with Ariel Pink and Haunted Graffiti
-Not being on the road with APHG anymore
+Abe Vigoda taking over for them in California and filling the void in our hearts
+Getting to hang out with our friends at Coachella and seeing incredible artists like the Cure, MIA, and Morissey.
-Washing my ipod in my laundry at the hotel in Palm Springs
+Throwing water balloons at Fucked Up during their Coachella set
-Getting in trouble for throwing water balloons at Fucked Up during their Coachella set :(
+Playing a crepe restaurant to a crowd of sweaty dancing kids who were sweating and dancing a foot from us
+Olive Garden soup, breadsticks and salad
+Nardwuar interview!!
+Midnight frisbee on astroturf with Tacocat in Seattle
+Spending time with our friends Gareth and Neil Campesinos in Seattle
-Crystal Antlers getting strip searched at the Canadian border
+DJing 90s top 40 in Toronto and clearing the room with the Deftones

It's my bedtime.


I added labels to the blog

So that you guys can know who's saying what. It has also now come to my attention that Cassie's gotta get blogging.

Sunday, April 26, 2009

We have a very important message

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Vivian Pink's Haunted Girls

Kenny plays Wild Eyes

Musical virtuoso, Kenny, of Haunted Graffiti entertained us with a beautiful rendition of Wild Eyes..
(sorry it's so dark)

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Vivvian Girlzzz on Itunnezzz

Hey! You can get our songs "Surfin' Away" and "Second Date" on itunes!

Click HERE to go see!

Monday, March 16, 2009


We are almost done with the record! See you in Austin!

Tuesday, March 10, 2009


Right now we are in Costa Mesa, California recording our second album at the Distillery. Yesterday was awesome, we set everything up and tracked 6 songs...9 more songs today! We are so excited about this because it's our first all-analog recording. We are also playing soccer every morning in preparation for taking everyone on at SXSW. Watch out Austin.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Pitchfork in our living room

So Pitchfork came and hung out in our living room...we played a bunch of songs.

Radio Show!

So we got to make a playlist for a radio show, you can listen by clicking here. They also played some of our songs, sorry.

Songs (In alphabetical order):

Ariel Pinks's Haunted Graffiti - Are You Gonna Look After My Boys?
Black Lips - Not A Problem
Bossy - Walk Around
Crystal Stilts - Crystal Stilts
Daryl Hall And John Oates - Private Eyes
Fleetwood Mac - The Chain
Fucked Up - Black Albino Bones
Hunchback - A Year And A Day
Jay Reatard - See/Saw
Let's Wrestle - I Won't Lie To You
Nirvana - Aneurysm
Nodzzz - Is She There
Pissed Jeans - Boring Girls
The Pot And The Kettle - Diseased
Tacocat - Peeps
Times New Viking - My Head
Vivian Girls - The End (Live)
Vivian Girls - Wild Eyes
Vivian Girls - My Baby Wants Me Dead
Wipers - Over The Edge
Woods - Night Creature

Thursday, February 19, 2009

"Tell the World" in Paris

With some insightful stage banter, have fun!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Poor Ursula

Our friend Ursula drank too much and threw up all over the bathroom last night! Here are our impressions of her.

Dutch Dance Moves

Thanks Michelle for taking this video. We danced with this guy.

Saturday, February 7, 2009


Eating at the very atmospheric Rotown in Rotterdam with Mark, Bram and Ursula.

Thursday, February 5, 2009


I just heard about all the raging going on at Twitter, so I made us one.

Follow our every breath!

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Desktop Tower Defense

Hey! If you are a nerd, you should play this game, and then submit your high score to my group, "PigPen!", because I'm the only person I know who plays this.

Desktop Tower Defense

Remember, my group is "PigPen!", one word, with an exclamation point.

Wednesday, January 21, 2009


- We ran out of Surf's Up postcards 3 weeks ago, but we screened hundreds of them yesterday, and all of the packages that you ordered have been mailed out. Enjoy! Also, we are down to our last 100 packages!

- We have a live radio show coming out on LP on Troubleman very soon! This is the same recording we were selling CD-Rs of at shows this fall. The radio show was Choking on Cufflinks (WFMU).

- We never made a Demo Cassette. Whatever keeps popping up on ebay is not us. We only made demo CD-Rs. Our only cassette was released by Woodsist, and it included our LP, the Wild Eyes 7", and the Orphanage 7".

- We are going to fly to Europe next week, and we are really, really excited!

- We will be recording our 2nd album in March at the Distillery in California.

That's all for now! See you soon, Beligum!


Tuesday, January 6, 2009

This is real

If you were wondering who WASN'T the one who shit all over Ali's bathroom last year, watch this.

To read the message, go to the youtube page.