In 2012 The Strokes’ Julian Casablanca announced that the first artist he would sign on his label Cult Records would be The Virgins who recently supported the Killers on there summer 2013 tour dates. The Virgins released there new album “Strike Gently” in March, the follow up to The Virgins ’07 EP witch featured songs played on the T.V. drama Gossip Girl, “One Week Of Danger,” “Fernando Pando,” “Radio Christiane,” “Rich Girls” and “Love Is Colder Than Death.”
Lead singer Donald Cumming dropped out of high school and ran-away from his New York home at the age of 15, he was discovered at a party by photographer Ryan McGinley who is known for his shots of carousing, naked twentysomthings. Shots of Cumming are on exhibit at The Whitney Museum of American Art.
The Virgins unveil a new song and short documentary “A Day In The Life Of” they talk about stepping away from major label Atlantic Records in order to focus on music rather than money, hoping to simply make enough to keep playing.