UK 7″ Single & Tour Dates W/White Lies, SVIIB, Hatcham Social
Upcoming Remixes By MGMT, RAC & Lansing-Dreiden!
To celebrate the recent expanded re-release of their debut EP in the US (Cantora Records/Static Recital), VIOLENS are giving away remixes of songs from their debut EP over the coming weeks, beginning with opening track “Already Over” which originally premiered on Zane Lowe’s BBC show. The song has been re-interpreted by pop chameleon Kurt Heasley of Lilys for “Already Oslo (Lilys Vs Rod Coles Remix).”. Caroline Polacheck of Chairlift also crafted visuals for a “video remix”…
“My interpretation of Violens’ Already Over is a lone-wolf afterglow of 80s manhattan- dancing l’heure bleue silhouettes, leather and silver. Who better a pied piper than four different incarnations of George Michael? I shot and reframed the low-res internet footage off my laptop screen in defocused HD, then cut it together over the course of the last Chairlift tour in the back of the van. Violens are all big GM fans, so the George/Jorge pairing was a perfect visual and vocal fit. Ta-da!”
-Caroline Polachek (Chairlift)
http://vimeo.com/4140286 (***George Michael did not write or sing this song, and did not participate in or endorse the making of this video***)
“Violens have brought the sounds of raucous laughter and clapping since before the universe, as we know it, ever came into being.” -k. heasley/lilys
Click Here To Download MP3: “Already Oslo” (Lilys vs. Rod Coles Remix)
Upcoming tracks from the free digital remix EP include contributions from MGMT, remix collective (RAC), newcomers Subtle People, and Lansing-Dreiden. Stay tuned for premiers all month long!
Having just wrapped up “Les Inrocks Indie club” tour of of France, Violens return to the UK in May for a run of London shows with British chart-toppers White Lies, Brooklyn’s School of Seven Bells and a free party at Cargo w/Klaxons DJs and others. On May 4th they will issue a limited edition 7″ single for “Lighting Lightning” on London’s Chess Club Records.
Thursday 7th May – Heaven, London w/ White Lies & School of Seven Bells
Friday 8th May – Heaven, London w/ White Lies & School of Seven Bells
Friday 8th May (11pm set) – Cargo, London w/ Klaxons DJ set
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. Before heading into the studio to record their debut album, they closed out 2008 supporting MGMT in the UK.
Their music imagines a place where The Zombies & The Byrds meet Wire & The Violent Femmes, and Crass meets Angelo Badalamenti & Prefab Sprout.
Violens are Iddo Arad (synths/vocals), Ben Brantley (bass), Jorge Elbrecht (lead vocals/guitar), Kris King (drums).
For Press Contact Kip Kouri – firstname.lastname@example.org