|Origin||New York City, United States|
|Genres||Indie rock, post-punk, new wave, Dance-punk|
|Past members||Nick Ackerman
They have opened for Iggy Pop and The Stooges, Lou Reed, Sonic Youth, Patti Smith, Kenneth Anger, Abel Ferrara, and others. They have also enjoyed several television appearances on the Late Show with David Letterman, Late Night with Conan O'Brien, Late Night with Jimmy Fallon, and Last Call with Carson Daly. Their first full length album titled The Virgins was met with great critical success. They have since played at the All Points West Festival, SXSW festival, Lollapalooza, Glastonbury, Leeds, Reading, and T in the Park festivals, among other major French, German, Norwegian, Swedish, Dutch, Spanish, and Italian festivals in the summer of 2009. In the fall of 2009 they were invited to perform in Moscow.
The song "Rich Girls" was number 68 on Rolling Stone's list of the 100 Best Songs of 2008 (although no sequential order was intended). They are currently in their hometown of Manhattan, writing and recording their second full-length LP.
Frontman Donald Cumming began writing music by himself in his New York apartment. He then recruited friends to fill out the band.
Almost immediately they made a five song EP titled The Virgins '07, compiled of the band's early recordings, and songs Donald had already recorded himself. Upon completion, Cumming passed out the EP to friends and DJs causing the music to pervade the New York club scene. Soon after, the demo came across Atlantic Records who signed Cumming before the band was fully formed. The band's debut LP came out in 2008 and the band toured for several years following its release.
2nd record "'Strike Gently'" 
On March 12, 2013 the band released their new record "Strike Gently". The band announced that it signed with the new record label Cult Records, who is releasing the album worldwide. The band first released the opening track of the album, Flashbacks, Memories, and Dreams, which was temporarily available as a free download.
In April 2013, it was announced that The Virgins will be joining The Killers on tour in May for a series of special shows, including a date at NYC’s Madison Square Garden on May 14th.
- The Virgins (June 3, 2008, Atlantic Records)
- Strike Gently (March 12, 2013, Cult Records Records)
- The Virgins '07 EP (2007)
- Venus in Chains w/ Slave to You (May 26, 2012, Glassine Box)
- "The 100 Best Songs of 2008". Rolling Stone (December 25, 2008). Retrieved 2009-01-12
- Koshkin, Brett.SXSW: Tomorrow's It Band: The Virgins, HoustonPress, March 14, 2008