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

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