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Formed by former members of Lansing-Dreiden in late 2007, New York's Violens derive their name from a combination of "violence" and "violins." The band, originally comprised of Jorge Elbrecht (vocals, guitar), Iddo Arad (vocals, synthesizer), Ben Brantley (bass), and Kris King (drums), played its first show in December of 2007. With a sound influenced by such disparate elements as Zombies-style psych-pop, shoegaze, post-punk, and Miami freestyle, Violens released their self-titled EP on the Static Recital label in March 2008. Following that release, Violens toured the U.S. and Europe, tried their hand at remixes (MGMT, the Very Best), composed runway scores, and a dropped a series of seasonal mixtapes on their website. During this period the lineup of the band changed, with Brantley and King leaving and guitarist Myles Matheny joining. In 2010 the group released its debut album, Amoral, on Friendly Fire. They spent 2011 releasing songs on the Internet, creating mixtapes, playing shows, and writing new songs. One of the songs they released caught the ear of Slumberland Records, and in early 2012 the influential label released the band's second album, True. ~ Katherine Fulton
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  2.   Until It's Unlit
  3.   Trance Like Turn
  4.   Lucent Caries
  5.   Der Microarc
  6.   Acid Reign
  7.   Spectator & Pupil
  8.   Full Collision
  9.   Amoral
  10.   Through the Window
  11.   Every Melting Degree
  12.   Lavender Forces
  13.   When To Let Go
  14.   Sariza Spring
  15.   Violent Sensation Descends
  16.   Something Falling
  17.   Another Strike Restrained
  18.   Doomed
  19.   Generational Loss
  20.   Already Over
  21.   Could You Stand to Know?
  22.   All Night Low
  23.   Watch the Streams
  24.   The Dawn of Your Happiness Is Rising
  25.   Are You Still in the Illusion?
  26.   It Couldn't Be Perceived
  27.   Totally True
  28.   So Hard To See
  29.   Unfolding Black Wings

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