Remix Project Featuring MGMT, Caroline Polachek (Of Chairlift) & Others
Next week Violens will make their European debut, performing across France as part of Les Inrocks Indie Club tour with Camera Obscura, Cazals and Dinosaur Pile-Up. Catch them before they ship off at Santos Party House with Apache Beat this Saturday April 11th! Arrive before 10pm and admission is included for Santos late show that evening, featuring a live performance by Francis & The Lights and DJ sets by Four Tet, James Friedman, Eamon Harkin, The Twilite Tone and Justin Carter!
April 11- Santos Party House (10pm set, Apache Beat @ 9pm)
April 15- Rennes, France @ Ubu
April 16- Paris, France @ La Maroquinerie (w/ Camera Oscura)
April 17- Clermont Ferrand, France @ Cooperative de Mai
April 18- Lyon, France @ Ninkasi Club
On May 4th, Chess Club records will release a limited edition 7″ in the UK featuring “Lighting Lightning” and a Lansing-Dreiden remix of “Violent Sensation Descends”. To celebrate the release Violens are heading to London for a run of shows with British chart-toppers White Lies, Brooklyn’s School of Seven Bells, and Fierce Panda/TBD Records artist Hatcham Social!
May 7- London, UK Heaven w/ White Lies & School of Seven Bells
May 8- London, UK Heaven w/ White Lies & School of Seven Bells
May 11- London, UK King’s College w/ Hatcham Social
In the coming weeks Violens will give away remixes of the songs from their debut EP, which was recently expanded for re-release in the US on Static Recital/Cantora Records. This free digital remix EP will include contributions from their pals MGMT, Philly pop chameleons Lilys, international remix collective RAC, and newcomers Subtle People! Caroline Polacheck of Chairlift also crafted visuals for a “video remix” of “Already Over”, the song originally premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC show.
Spin Magazine: “20 Best Songs of 2008: Violent Sensation Descends. In 1966, this alternately ominous and sparkly nugget would’ve been the No. 50 British single of the year, after the Creation’s ‘Making Time.’ It’s that good.”
Guardian UK: “If they can produce a whole album as good as Doomed, Trance Like Turn and Already Over, it’s (tour headliners) MGMT who will be following in Violens’ slipstream.”
NME: “Aztec Camera and Tears For Fears are major sources of inspiration for this quartet, but during tracks such as “Full Collision” they switch from fey jingle-jangles into wild, MBV-esque noise freak-outs in the blink of an eye. Luckily, each side of the group is as entrancing as the other.”
Drowned in Sound: “Violens manage to traverse between eras that time forgot to the present with insatiable ease… at least three of the four songs on this EP could quite easily have been singles in their own right.”
Violens (pronounced “vy-lenz”) are a New York-via-Miami four-piece featuring members Iddo Arad (synths/vocals), Ben Brantley (bass), Jorge Elbrecht (lead vocals/guitar) and Kris King (drums). Their music imagines a place where The Zombies & The Byrds meet Wire & The Violent Femmes, and Crass meets Angelo Badalamenti & Prefab Sprout.
Following their debut performance with MGMT & Yeasayer last year, Violens have toured and performed in the US with Grizzly Bear, Handsome Furs, Deerhunter, Chairlift, Telepathe, and Jay Reatard among others, in addition to selling out NYC’s Mercury Lounge as headliners. Before heading into the studio to record their debut album, they closed out 2008 supporting MGMT in the UK.
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