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

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