What if Beach House was a Stooges
How to be a Vivian Girl in four simple
steps:walloping. Rock diehards might scorn the weak solos, but Vivian Girls
compensate with rock-solid rhythm and roughshod passion. And most
importantly, they’re hinting at new directions here: “Tension”
is a standout track, with ragged harmonies (think Wire on “Reuters”)
bubbling up from a dusky post-punk morass.