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For the better part of the past dozen years, Jorge Elbrecht has had a hand in creating some of the most beautiful, forward-thinking, and occasionally abjectly weird music to infiltrate the world of contemporary indie rock. In the mid 2000s, Elbrecht first began releasing music with Lansing-Dreiden, a highly conceptual art and music collective (and… More »

February’s Monthly Mix makes up for the grievous error in January’s Monthly Mix, namely having omitted Bear In Heaven’s “Reflection Of You.” No offense (none taken). That song’s great! Here it comes flowing out of Violens’ smooth and shifty new wave, and into Diplo’s bounce showcase “Express Yourself,” which in turn dives into Ceremony’s hardcore,… More »

We filled you in on this past Monday’s Gummy Awards ’08 Live at the Music Hall Of Williamsburg with Deerhunter, Violens, and Bell. Now we can offer you video from each set to backup the words we typed about the event. Add this to Videogum’s The Best Viral Videos Of 2008 In 5 Minutes, a… More »

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Ariel Pink & Jorge Elbrecht – “Hang On To Life” Video

A few weeks ago, Ariel Pink teamed up with Jorge Elbrecht, the luxe indie-pop auteur behind projects like Lansing-Dreiden and Violens, to release the weirdly…
Tom Breihan | July 31, 2013 - 3:25 pm

Ariel Pink And Jorge Elbrecht – “Hang On To Life” & “No Real Friend”

Jorge Elbrecht has been making criminally underrated luxuriant yacht-prog for years with Violens and the wonderful Lansing-Dreiden. Now he's teamed with another psych-classicist, Ariel Pink,…
Michael Nelson | July 9, 2013 - 11:15 am

Jorge Elbrecht – “1/4 Circle Black” (Turning Shrines Cover) (Feat. Tamaryn)

One of the more under-the-radar offerings at Record Store Day tomorrow will be a reissue of the Face Of Another, a 1985 EP from Turning…
Tom Breihan | April 19, 2013 - 1:46 pm

Black Tambourine – “I Remember You” (Violens Remix)

Reunited D.C. twee-core pioneers Black Tambourine will soon release OneTwoThreeFour, their EP of Ramones covers; we recently posted their take on What's Your Game." Another…
Tom Breihan | April 4, 2012 - 11:22 am

Violens – “Der Microarc”

New York psych-pop three-piece Violens will drop their sophomore effort True in spring, and we've already heard leadoff track "Unfolding Black Wings." Below, we've got…
Tom Breihan | March 7, 2012 - 2:44 pm

Stream The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart Acid Reflex Remix EP

For Record Store Day, the Pains Of Being Pure At Heart will put out a four-track remix EP called Acid Reflex, from which we've already…
Corban Goble | February 27, 2012 - 5:30 pm
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Violens – “Unfolding Black Wings”

Evidenced by last year's singles series, shoegazey Brooklyn indie rockers Violens are tightening their approach with leaner song that strip away some of the fuzz…
Corban Goble | February 21, 2012 - 2:24 pm

Violens – “Something Falling”

"Something Falling" is the final track from Brooklyn art rockers Violens' monthly singles series, called, collectively, Embrace. Stream the track, a moody, ambient number, below.
Corban Goble | October 31, 2011 - 4:43 pm

The Pains Of Being Pure At Heart – “The Body (Violens Remix)” (Stereogum Premiere)

Local art rock crew Violens injects its sensibility into The Pains Of Being Pure Of Heart's "The Body," pushing the already uptempo number further into…
Corban Goble | September 13, 2011 - 11:10 am

Violens – “It Couldn’t Be Perceived” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last week we spotlighted the first solo single from Au Revoir Simone's Erika Spring, and teased that 7"'s flip side, a new single from taut,…
Amrit Singh | August 2, 2011 - 4:07 pm
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Erika Spring – “6 More Weeks”

You've seen Erika Spring-Forster in Au Revoire Simone, and Brooklyn's all-female covers supergroup Girl Crisis, but this is the first music attributed solely to her…
Amrit Singh | July 29, 2011 - 10:19 am

Violens – “Violent Sensation Descends” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Longtime (and now Krallice-colliding CMJ 2010) favorites Violens's "Violent Sensation Descends" has been floating around for awhile: In my April ‘09 post about an “French-sung
brandon | October 27, 2010 - 4:46 pm

CMJ 2010: 9 Bands That Played Nice Sets, Others That Came Out Ahead Too

Every year the death knell drum beats a little louder around CMJ. By 2007 the NY Times was well practiced writing that sort of piece…
Amrit Singh | October 26, 2010 - 11:01 am
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Violens – “Acid Reign (‘In The Trees’ Mix)” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

Last week we heard Violens' Jorge Elbrecht singing "Violent Sensation Descends" in French with repeat guest, Chairlift's Caroline Polachek. She shot and directed this video…
brandon | September 27, 2010 - 2:58 pm

Violens – “Violent Sensation Descends (French Duet Version)” (Feat. Caroline Polachek)

In an April '09 post about Lilys/Rod Coles' makeover of "…
brandon | September 23, 2010 - 4:28 pm
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Download Violens Summer Mixtape

Violens head Jorge Elbrecht put together an interesting Winter Mixtape, turning Xasthur (RIP) into pop, mashing My Bloody Valentine with the Byrds, covering Wire and…
brandon | August 5, 2010 - 10:28 am

Violens – “Acid Reign” (Stereogum Premiere)

"Acid Reign" is the first single from Violens's upcoming debut album Amoral. I had to check on the debut part, since we've been talking about…
jessica | June 23, 2010 - 5:27 pm

Class Actress – “Adolescent Heart” Video (Stereogum Premiere)

In the night-visioned "Journal Of Ardency" video, Elizabeth Harper, aka Class Actress, rolled around half-dressed in a hotel that looked like it was sculpted from…
brandon | April 27, 2010 - 1:33 pm
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