Published Sep 10, 2019Vivian Girls are all reunited and gearing up for their new album Memory. To help get some excitement brewing, the trio have now enlisted Her Smell director Alex Ross Perry to helm their new video for "Sludge"
As you'll see, the clip is ultra lo-fi, with the trio of Cassie Ramone, Katy Goodman and Ali Koehler looking blurrier than usual.
In a statement, Ross explained the following of his video:
I just counted: there are four different photos of Vivian Girls in the look book I made for Her Smell.
So if you had told me when I was first seeing them at Death by Audio (or was it Union Pool?) in 2008 (or was it late 2007?) that over a decade later, we'd be collaborating on a music video, I would have been alarmed at the specificity of this prophecy.
The notion was to invent a video for "Sludge" that honored The Valley, toying with suburban nothingness and alienation, honouring filming locations from E.T. that are still emanating traces of decades-old magic.
To explore the dichotomy of light and dark, mortal and immortal, self and self. Of then and now....
Watch the video for "Sludge" below.
Memory — the group's first album since 2011's Share the Joy — arrives on September 20 through Polyvinyl. That same day Vivian Girls' 2008 self-titled release and 2009's Everything Goes Wrong will also be reissued.