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

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