Friday, August 7, 2009

The Vermillion Worm!

A little morning biology,

When you chop an earth worm in half, legend tells us, you get two worms. And we all know that two worms is better than one worm! But before you go out in the yard to hunt down some Lumbricides may we suggest that you look no further than the Vermillion Worm!

Our exciting news today is that Vermillion Lies is giving way to two solo careers!

We will still be playing some shows together as Vermillion Lies, but most of our energies and attentions will be going to our solo music at this time.

Zoe's plans:

Zoe is recording her first full length album with a very talented producer in NYC (Cesar Alvarez from The Lisps) she will then embark on a solo tour that will bring her all over America and a little bit of Canadia (our homeland.)

Zoe can be found on many internet sites:




Kim's plans

Kim is doing a mini solo tour starting tomorrow(!!) with Mark Growden, then a few shows on the East Coast, a little recording session with the amazing Sean Slade (Dresden Dolls, Radiohead...) and then she's going to Berlin for three months to develop her songs and get ready to record some amazingness later in the year.

Kim on the internet:





We are both very grateful for our families, friends, and fans. Thank you for following our exploits and we hope to see you at shows in the future.


Zoe and Kim Boekbinder
Vermillion Lies

Bed photo by Roger Fojas

Kim and Zoe photos by Heike Schneider-Matzigkeit

p.s. We have a few of the wonderful Molly Crabapple shirts left, and these will be the last of this design so get them while you can!! Also check out the amazing poster she did for our last show with Amanda Palmer Vermillion Lies Store

Sunday, January 4, 2009

Thirty-One: 31 Songs In 31 Days From Kim Vermillion

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Thirty-One: 31 Songs In 31 Days From Kim Vermillion

To kick off the new year off with a bang and get my creative juices flowing, I've decided that I'm going to try something a little bit different: 31 songs in 31 days, one new song a day from January 1st through January 31st.

Whether I'm on the road or at home, I try to write a lot -- rarely do I put all those songs in front of people, so why not see what happens when I do?

Some of the songs will be written and recorded and posted the very same day, perhaps some will be crafted over the course of the month. Most songs will be solo-Kim, but maybe just maybe I'll wrangle a guest collaborator in there for a song or two. Who knows, this is all an experiment, and anything could happen...

* I hope to have songs posted in the afternoon, but it'll probably vary depending on how busy I am on any given day -- so you know when they're posted, be sure to follow Vermillion Lies on Twitter:
* They will be posted at (starting Thursday, January 1st!) and will be completely free...should you wish to donate a little bit, it will be very much appreciated, but not necessary.
* Each and every song will have unique artwork, and the collection will have a unique "cover" image as well...while it might take me a few days to start posting the artwork (I've got songs to write, people!) I'll make a note on the Twitter when it's ready.

As an added bonus, I've decided that anyone who has purchased tickets for our show in San Francisco on January 22nd deserves to have a song written for them, 'cause really, it's the least I can do. While there's not enough days in the month and I can't write a song for all of you, I can darn well try to get to a few of you:
* When you purchase a ticket to our show,HERE forward the confirmation e-mail to vermillionlies(at) Please include your name and what you'd like the song written about i.e. "KITTENS!" or "Who would win in a battle, a kitten or a giant squid?" or "The sound of snow falling as I walk through the woods with the kitten I love"...whatever you'd like! Should you want the song written for someone, just make a note so I know that it's a "gift".
* Every 3 days, I'm going to go to the big pile of e-mails and pick one.
* At that point, I will then write a song about the subject of said ticket buyer's choice.

So...all of you will get 31 songs, and at least 10 of you will get original songs, written by me, about whatever you'd like.

Many of these will be silly, some will be bad, a few will be good and maybe, just maybe we'll get something great. I'm not promising "Stairway To Heaven" (or even "Who Let The Dogs Out?") on these things, but why not see what happens, k? K.

I'll also be blogging about the songs here:

I hope you enjoy "Thirty-One", whatever it may become...

Friday, November 21, 2008

Kitten Koustache!

So many fun things on this tour!

We adopted a tour cat! Name pending....

We were on the marquis in Atlanta:

We fell in love with the Builders and the Butchers, we had a sleepover at Bob and Dolly's (Alex's parental types:)

The Builders and the Butchers framed our poster and cds:

Alex - Builder bass player - wears the same size shoe as Kim Vermillion:

Leaving Georgia:

And we may all get tour tattoos of owls:

Monday, November 10, 2008

So much wildlife!

So much wildlife

In New Orleans we got tattoos:



Our friend Churchy in our leopard print pants:

Kim and Dakota in the Tiger Aisle at the local grocery store:

Then we saw a real tiger in Grosse Tete, LA. It is lonely and bored and lives at a truckstop but the people breed tigers for zoos so it is healthy.

In Houston we listened to the test pressing of our new 7" vinyl record!

We signed some copies for the pre-orders (to start in Dec.):

Mark from koi records:

In Austin we played at a bar with a pink elephant on stage and a giraffe? Giraffe!

Random signs of a happier future:

Election night in New Orleans!:

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Voting and pictures

Today you go vote. Kim and Zoe cannot vote because Kim and Zoe are Canadian citizens. Zoe and Dakota are on the phone right now for Barack Obama's campaign calling people in New Orleans to tell them where they can find their polling station.

The New Orleans Bingo! Show is our new favorite band!

The New Orleans Bingo! Show

Here are some lovely photos for you to enjoy after you've all gone to vote.

Kim and Dakota backstage somewhere in the woods.

Dakota cracked out on powdered sugar at Cafe Du Monde in new Orleans

And being accosted by Paul Needs a Friend who ate powdered sugar by the spoonful.

Vermillion Lies on Halloween

Dakota's wonderful grandparent's at Monticello in Virginia

Vermillion Lies in Boston


Boston crowd sings Global Warming


The circus tent we played in at the VooDoo festival in New Orleans

Zoe rocking a washboard


Kim learns to fight with a sword, takes on a 4 year old and wins!

And men we love in New Orleans....


Kim is a barbie!


Tuesday, October 28, 2008

New Orleans Update

Vermillion Shows in New Orleans

Wed. Oct 29th - 8pm sharp $5 - Coffea - 3218 Dauphine St - ALL AGES
Sat. Nov 1st - 8pm Le Chat Noir with the New Orleans Bingo! Show
Sun. Nov 2nd - 8pm Le Chat Noir with the New Orleans Bingo! Show
Wed. Nov 5th - 8pm sharp $5 - Coffea - 3218 Dauphine St - ALL AGES

And since we last posted a blog we have had many new adventures:

Played six shows with the amazing Helen Keller's Ukulele
Went to Monticello (home of Thomas Jefferson)
Dakota got a Ukulele
Zoe gave five haircuts in one night
Kim spilled wine on her labcoat
We acquired an owl
Held a live cockroach - wanted to keep her
Dakota fell in love six times
Kim crowd surfed
We played in a circus tent in New Orleans
We were in a marching band much more...and pictures soon.



Sunday, October 19, 2008

Sex, Drugs, and Politics at the Museum of Sex in Manhattan

The cast of characters:

Kim and Zoe Vermillion
Dakota Belle Witt Vermillion
Rita (Helen Keller's Ukulele)

Debate night we attended an art opening for Molly Crabapple at the Museum of sex where there was also a viewing of the final Presidential Debate.

We were also palling around with someone who happens to be an intellectual rockstar to me (Kim,) stalk him here:

The debate was the first I actually saw, I had listened to the last one and therefor missed the brilliant visuals of robot* John McCain. I did cringe every time he said "My friends.)

The video was projected on spaces usually reserved for hard core porn. Exhibit A:

In this setting the debate was extraordinarily funny.

After the debate we had a dance party in the subway:

Music: Scream Club - Life of a Heartbreaker (Photos by James Patten.)

The New York show was fancy and fantastic. We love the Zipper Factory!

The D.C. show was epic fun! Paco Fish did a wonderful job with the show and his own performance (mind-melting Michael Jackson hilarity.) That night we stayed with Dakota's grandparents in Great Fall, VA. Dakota's Gramps is a retired rear admiral in the US NAvy and he had some great stories about running from assassins in Beijing, singing "Old Man River" at a political function, and teaching the king of Swaziland how to eat a watermelon. He also went to school with John McCain (he's voting for Obama.)

The Richmond show was a sweet little thing with lots of lovely performers.

C'Ville tonight!

We're all learning to play the Ukulele while we drive. Rita (Helen Keller's Ukulele) will be opening for us now through Huntsville, AL - her songs are amazing. Come see!

More gratuitous photos of us and our shenanigans:

Zoe with a heart from Boston (we steal so many along the way....)

Dakota with a sculpture which accurately portrays the joyfully ridiculous nature of her soul.

Kim with our new friend Fagpile!

Dakota and her dad in Washington D.C. (taxation without representation!)

Getting ready for the show in D.C..

*We have this theory that the real John McCain died in 2004 at which time Dick Cheney began work on his masterpiece: The McCainBot 5000

1. John McCain moves like a robot.

b. He blinks a lot.

3. ..."Cheney keeps 'man-size' Mosler safes on hand for "workaday business" and has destroyed all Secret Service visitor logs..."

4. Cheney shot a friend of his in the woods. The man survived and this was all attributed to an accident, but we think Cheney was trying to collect part for the McCainBot 5000 (a-hunting hunting we will go....)

5. We've been right about everything else.