violens on the streets

CMJ wrapped up in New York City last week and one of the bands to make an impression was Violens. On November 9, the NYC trio releases its debut LP, Amoral, a clever pastiche of new romanticism and psychedelia.

Frontman Jorge Elbrecht brings with him an underground following as a former member of the art-rock collective Lansing-Dreiden. Here, his songwriting takes on a sunnier, janglier tone. “Full Collision” for example:

The single “Acid Reign” preceded the album by several months and generated some buzz thanks to its pop appeal and propulsive backbeat:

Current single “Violent Sensation Descends” comes with a Halloween inspired video, complete with masked priests and a zombie bride:

Have an excellent All Hallow’s Eve everyone…


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