Brooklyn’s garage rock trio, the Vivian Girls, decries style trends, loves shitgaze.
What was the best music trend of 2008?
Well, this is a no-brainer for us–we love lo-fi punk/shitgaze. Music like this is great because it's really catchy, but still not immediately accessible to the average listener.
What was the best album of 2008?
Yellow Fever Cats and Rats EP. They're a really good kinda lo-fi bass-driven three-piece from Austin. Jennifer, the lead singer, is a great songwriter and has a beautiful voice.
What was the best style trend of 2008?
I don't know if I really like any of them or even know what they are. In fact, I just Googled "2008 style trends" and everything that came up looked stupid. I just try to dress like an ’80s yuppie.
What was the worst style trend of 2008?
I hate wide-legged pants and maxi dresses. Please! Everyone looks better in clothes that fit them! As for indie/punk trends, I'm not a huge fan of those hats with the crazy colors and prints, not because they're ugly but because too many people wear them.
Who or what will be big in 2009?
I predict Jay Reatard will keep getting bigger and bigger. He's on a roll right now.
Best of 2008
Drop the Lime
Andrew Jeffrey Wright
The Death Set
Hercules and Love Affair