Vagina Lips announce new LP ‘Generation Y’ + share first single ‘This Is A Good Life’

Vagina Lips
Photo credit: Leah Miza

Vagina Lips has announced a new full album called ‘Generation Y’. The LP is out November 12 via Inner Ear Records. To coincide with the announcement, they have shared the first single This is A Good Life – take a listen below.

Jimmy Polioudis is a strange adult boy who lives in Thessaloniki and writes music under the name Vagina Lips. His basic peculiarity is that at a time when music has been devoured by lifestyle, he focuses on the essence of things, writing songs non stop and proving that “less is more” is essential for creating a good album.

His urgent need to share his music with the world is consistent with an era running at internet speeds and so he already has a fairly large discography of digital releases. From this point of view, ‘Generation Y’ is his least impatient and his most well-crafted album so far.

‘Generation Y’ was recorded in the summer of 2018 and contains eight of the numerous songs he has written over the past two years. The album’s reference point is the artist’s generation (80-90s) with musical influences from indie bands such as Stereolab, Sonic Youth and Car Seat Headrest. Pop forms, analogue synthesizers and dark wave atmosphere blend uniquely with dark personal lyrics that besides their realism also reveal the black humor of Vagina Lips. The lost adolescence (Boy June) meets the fakeness of a “perfect life’ (This Is A Good Life) and the ultimate love ballad (Destroy Me) joins forces with a dream pop escape (Like Fire) just before the ultimate loneliness (Skies Falling Down On Me). But that’s already too much information for a Vagina Lips album where songs speak better on their own.

The project Vagina Lips began in July 2015 in Thessaloniki as a duo of Zimmy Lips (Jimmy Polioudis) on guitar, vocals and Lostinthe (Konstantinos Iosifidis) on drums, vocals. They released a self-titled cassette (now collectible) at Random Tapes in the same year.

In March 2016, MO.MI records released Youth In Chaos, a 5 song digital mini. At the same time, Zimmy Lips had a solo appearance on a popular greek TV show and due to this (coupled with the eccentric band name) the music project of Vagina Lips became somewhat more widely known.

In May 2016, Konstantinos left and Vagina Lips became Zimmy’s solo project. In August 2016 he recorded (with the help of Konstantinos, who is the permanent producer of Vagina Lips) the digital album ‘Athanasia,’ which was listed on many musical sites among the best albums in 2016.

‘Athanasia’ was followed by the digital releases: Decadent Life (EP 2016), Elixir (album, 2017), Vernorexia (mini album, 2017), Lust For Trash (album, 2017), Of Our Lives (2017). In February 2018, Inner Ear released the album ‘Athanasia’ for the first time in limited edition vinyl.

During the last two years Vagina Lips (aka Zimmy) has performed live in many venues and festivals, the most important of which are: PS2020, Plissken, Westside Festival and Saristra.

Vagina Lips Generation Y cover
Cover Photo by Panos Andreou

‘Generation Y’ tracklist

01. This Is A Good Life
02. Boy June
03. Destroy Me
04. Lo-fi, Hatred and Dinosaurs
05. Like Fire
06. 80’s Teen Movie
07. Fall In Love Again
08. Skies Falling Down On Me

Format: Black & Pink vinyl and digital album
Pre-order: Inner Ear, BandCamp