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About The Virgins
The Virgins was started by singer Donald Cumming in 2007 and are from Downtown New York City. The band features Max Kamins (bass), Xan Aird (guitar) and John Eatherly (drums). They have shared stages with Iggy Pop and the Stooges, Lou Reed, Sonic Youth, Patti Smith and recently supported The Killers on their U.S. arena tour culminating in a sold-out hometown performance at Madison Square Garden.
The Virgins long-awaited second album Strike Gently was released in March 2013 as the first release on Cult Records, a new label founded by Julian Casablancas. The album received widespread critical acclaim with The New York Times praises, “the new material is more organic, a harmonic, stripped-down rumble of moon-light swagger and blue-rose tattoos,” while NME asserts, “…a surprisingly dynamic listen, shifting from scuzzy, hungover romps to soft, romantic croons and smooth, sexy hits.” RollingStone.com describes the lead single "Flashbacks, Memories, and Dreams" as, “…an edgy dance-punk number with a supple funk bass groove, street-noir vibe and skittish guitar licks.”