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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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  1.   Song
  2.   Until It's Unlit
  3.   Generational Loss
  4.   Sariza Spring
  5.   Violent Sensation Descends
  6.   All Night Low
  7.   Trance Like Turn
  8.   Lavender Forces
  9.   The Dawn of Your Happiness Is Rising
  10.   So Hard To See
  11.   Are You Still in the Illusion?
  12.   Acid Reign
  13.   Full Collision
  14.   Amoral
  15.   Watch the Streams
  16.   Unfolding Black Wings
  17.   Spectator & Pupil
  18.   Something Falling
  19.   Already Over
  20.   Could You Stand to Know?
  21.   It Couldn't Be Perceived
  22.   Lucent Caries
  23.   Every Melting Degree
  24.   Through the Window
  25.   Doomed
  26.   When To Let Go
  27.   Totally True
  28.   Another Strike Restrained
  29.   Der Microarc

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