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

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