We're an indie rock band from Boston. Please read about us and check out our videos here:www.viviandarkbloom.com
Or, if you'd prefer, you can check out our self-aggrandizing bio statement below:
Vivian Darkbloom is a pseudonym for the novelist Vladimir Nabokov, a writer who loved controversy, intrigue, and continually thwarting the expectations of his readers. The band borrowed this name in homage to Nabokov (whom they love), and also as a nod to the simple idea of an alter-ego; the band, while riotous and raucous onstage, are in fact shy and bookish offstage. Founding members Rob Morris (vocals, guitar) and Brian Skerratt (bass, vocals) met at Princeton University and are now quietly pursuing graduate degrees at MIT and Harvard, respectively. As composers, they pride themselves in what Morris refers to as “making music that rewards simple song writing over anything else.”
Morris’s time at MIT has definitely influenced the band’s live aesthetic, and it has led to their must-see secret weapon: the Wii Guitar. The instrument became a viral sensation, and it propelled the release of the band's latest single - "Cold War." Coverage of the Wii Guitar spanned the whole globe, and was featured in The Boston Globe, The Phoenix, USAToday.com, Wired.com, Engadget.com, and Gizmodo.com (among others).
The band's first EP - "Let's Become Machines" - was enthusiastically received by dozens of blogs and local press, earning them featured artist spots on cmj.com, sonicbids.com, ourstage.com, and garageband.com
The band has shared the stage with national indie and major label acts, and they have done regional tours on the East and West coasts. In 2008, they performed at a CMJ showcase in New York City.
Rob Morris: Vocals, Guitars
Brian Skerratt: Bass, Vocals
Loren Bienvenu: Drums
EP - Let's Become Machines (2007)
Single - Cold War (2008)