The Virgins

The VirginsJune 3, 2008
New Wave/Post-Punk℗ 2008 Atlantic Recording Corp. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States
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The Virgins is the first full-length album by The Virgins. It was released June 3, 2008. Many songs on the album were originally from their EP, The Virgins '07. "Private Affair" has been chosen as the first single for this album. The song "Hey Hey Girl" was used in the trailer for the movie Miss March while the song "Rich Girls" was used in the movie 17 Again, in the trailer for She's Out of My League, an episode of Castle and in a Rugby Ralph Lauren fall 2010 promotional lifestyle film. The songs One Week of Danger, Rich Girls, Fernando Pando, Radio Christiane, Love is Colder Than Death were also used in the TV show Gossip Girl in season one episode eight 'Seventeen Candles'. The song Hey Hey Girl was used in The Vampire Diaries in season one episode eighteen.

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She's Expensive2:51
One Week of Danger2:44
Rich Girls3:00
Teen Lovers2:13
Fernando Pando4:16
Hey Hey Girl3:12
Private Affair2:49
Radio Christiane2:42
Love Is Colder Than Death7:10
Rich Girls (EP Version)3:03
Love Is Colder Than Death (EP Version)3:24
Fernando Pando (EP Version)4:13
Radio Christiane (Demo Version)2:42
One Week of Danger (Demo Version)3:38
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October 21, 2008
℗ 2008 Atlantic Recording Corp. for the United States and WEA International Inc. for the world outside of the United States
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Hockey's debut, Mind Chaos, was initially going to be released by Sony Records -- the band even got as far as reworking some of its demos in the studio with producer Jerry Harrison -- but the album's fate was left in limbo when the label dropped the band. Mind Chaos got a new lease on life when Hockey's songs made their way to BBC Radio 1 DJ Zane Lowe, whose championing of the strutting "Learn to Lose" helped earned the band another major-label deal. It's easy to hear why two big labels were interested in Mind Chaos; Hockey's angular basslines, chugging guitars, and washy keyboards call to mind tried and true, new wave-tinged acts like the Strokes, OK Go, and the Killers. For most of the album, they don't stray far from this style, and considering that they had been around for a while before Mind Chaos's 2009 release, they sound effective, but not especially fresh. Most of the band's character resides in Ben Grubin's raspy vocals, which lie somewhere between a young Rod Stewart and the Strokes' Julian Casablancas, and his surprisingly smart lyrics. He's nothing if not self-aware: Grubin sings about writing "a truthful song over an '80s groove" on the Cars-like "Song Away," the only Harrison-produced song that ended up on Mind Chaos' final version. Elsewhere, his hyper-literate tales of self-loathing posers and late-night intrigue give Hockey an appealingly witty personality. When they stretch out, they get intriguing, if mixed, results: "Work" reveals a slinkier, smokier side to the band, as well as a disco fetish, while "Preacher" travels from a gospel-infused ballad to blazing rock. Mind Chaos is an uneven but promising debut. Considering how much difficulty Hockey experienced in getting it out, it'll be interesting to hear what they do with a (hopefully) easier road ahead of them.
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