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

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