Tuesday, March 27, 2012
A while back Violens came across our desks here at Pop Stereo HQ and while we liked them and gave them a favorable review, they didn't necessarily blow us away. Well, let's just say what a difference a couple of years makes.
Violens' forthcoming album, True, finds the Brooklyn three-piece further amplifying their innovative songwriting with a palette of exquisitely crafted sound. The band's music eludes classification, expertly blending percussive guitar work and silky harmonies, seeking the silver lining yet to be discovered between the sounds we know and love. With a wash of 90s sonic pop drawn from artists like Pale Saints, Cocteau Twins and McCarthy, Violens paint soft watercolor notes across their compositions, adding crucial emotional depth via layered vocal harmonies.
They've grown as a band and you can hear it in every song they write now. They're gauzy, ethereal, and really good. After listening to the "Der Microarc," we think you'll agree that they guys are now great. And that's a True statement. (don't throw shoes...you could knock an eye out)
Download: Der Microarc