The most boring question we get asked as a band is, "How did you get your band name?". Well, here it is...
VIVIAN is an interdimensional being that travels through time and space to learn the secrets of the cosmos. While empowering her zarcon sections at a party on the diamond beaches of the moon of Sentua, she heard the 1972 hit album, "Ziggy Stardust". Believing Ziggy to also be an interplanetary love god (and not the fictional character invented by troubadour David Bowie), she planned to come to earth to learn what it means to love and be human. Unwittingly, she arrived in the year 1991 with aspirations of glam rock stardom… but the glam scene was already "over '' and critics deemed her early work derivative and sloppy.
But VIVIAN didn't morph into human form to give up so easily, and continued to spread her message for the next 2 earth decades. Though her message was true, no one was listening. The music industry and human pleasures started to poison her essence. She knew she could not remain on earth much longer.
Although her music was universally panned, she was years ahead of us humans in one key innovation. She believed that in the future that all music would be free and fully digital on the internet and she was the first artist to offer her music for online download. Unfortunately, there was just no interest, not a single copy was downloaded, payments to the website host lapsed and there are no surviving files.
Timo and Alana met VIVIAN while they happened to be playing in the same shitty dive venue one fateful evening. After sitting at the bar together drinking regrettably cheap whiskey, we spoke, as so many musicians tend to do, about the existential crisis of being an artist. VIVIAN, perhaps tipsy, told us she couldn’t understand why our music wasn’t more appreciated. To which we replied, "we're middle class american white people and no one cares what we have to say". She looked at us, haggard from years of stimulant abuse, and said "I will show you the message. Are you ready?"
There are things we cannot see in the sky with the naked eye but they possess tremendous power and affect us through their planetary movement. On Tuesday, August 6th, 2019 VIVIAN left this planet during the portal of The Great Attractor. Astronomically, the portal was a gravitational anomaly, a vortex of magnetism between superclusters. To us, it was the doorway of which VIVIAN transmitted her light directly to us. We saw a glimpse of what beauty we could create together and our debut album “The Warped Glimmer” practically wrote itself.
VIVIAN showed us what she learned about humanity, showed us our potential as people and as humans, and then walked through the portal leaving us to carry on one simple message; Love is the thing.
The Ten Reasonable Suggestions of VIVIAN
Welcome to the Cvlt of VIVIAN. Not all marketers have the best of intentions and we literally started this cvlt as a marketing scheme, so it was important to us to be clear to our people. The following are the tenants and rules of The Cvlt of VIVIAN. Violating these rules and standards will mean expulsion from the group.