After Vivian Girls broke up in 2014, members of the Brooklyn trio went their separate ways for a spell, joining other groups and engaging in various solo and side projects. Singer-guitarist Cassie Ramone recorded two solo albums and worked with Kevin Morby as The Babies, while Ali Koester played drums with Upset and Best Coast, and bassist Katy Goodman demonstrated her gift for writing catchy indie-pop songs in her guise as La Sera. On Vivian Girls’ new comeback album, Memory, the three musicians reveal that their collective powers are still fully intact and have even broadened in their impact. As ever, Ramone’s sheets of jangling, droning guitar provide a fuzzed-out backdrop for her hazy vocals, which intertwine with Goodman’s melodic bass lines and harmonies on such punky tracks as “Sludge” and “Lonely Girl.”
The Regent Theater, 448 S. Main St., downtown L.A.; Fri., Oct. 4, 8 p.m.; $20; ages 18 & over. (323) 284-5727, www.spacelandpresents.com.
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