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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 smooth single “Hang On To Life,” and we named it our favorite song of that week. Today, the song gets a video, which Elbrecht directed with Alejandro Cardenas, and it’… More »

By: 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, on a 7″ that highlights both players’ considerable melodic strengths. “Hang On To Life” combines Wilsonian harmonic structures with the clean lines of, I dunno, Air Supply or something. It’… More »

By: 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 Shrines, a side project led by Psychic TV member Fred Giannelli. The reissue will also come with a bonus 7″, and it’s got Violens frontman Jorge Elbrecht, also a former… More »

By: 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 of the songs the band takes on on the EP is the heartsick Leave Home basher “I Remember You,” and the Brooklyn trio Violens have mutated Black Tambourine’s version, transforming… More »

By: 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 a download of another album track. This one’s called “Der Microarc,” and it’s after the jump. More »

By: 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 heard reinterpretations from the likes of Violens. A few of the other remixes on the EP — tracks by Saint Etienne and Twin Shadow — have already made the rounds,… More »

By: Corban Goble / February 27, 2012 - 5:30 pm

Stereogum Monthly Mix: February 2012

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 »

By: Amrit Singh / February 23, 2012 - 4:44 pm

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 of their earlier recordings. Today we have a new single from the group from their Amoral follow-up, True, which will be out later this spring. Download it below. More »

By: 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. More »

By: 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 a darker, dancier direction. Catch the previously posted video for “The Body,” stream the track below and nab the MP3 in exchange for an e-mail address. More »

By: 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, prog-intoned NYC new wave outfit Violens. “It Couldn’t Be Perceived” presents Jorge Elbrecht’s synth-stained (Brit)pop and muso instincts in honorable form, with tricky stops, dramatic arrangements, shifty song structure. Meanwhile… More »

By: Amrit Singh / August 2, 2011 - 4:07 pm

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 name, less a -Forster. “6 More Weeks” comes as one side of a split 7″ with Violens. That band’s principal creative force Jorge Elbrecht produces and plays drums on thi… More »

By: 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 duet version later) it’s one of this year’s best pop songs. And it has a Halloween-ready video directed by Alejandro Cardenas. Jorge Elbrecht ditches the George Michael tears for clerical-wear… More »

By: 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 — when the author of that year’s article Melena Ryzik asked for comment I said that the festival had become less about discovery and more about “due diligence”: kicking the… More »

By: Amrit Singh / October 26, 2010 - 11:01 am

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 for another alternate Amoral take, the “In The Trees” version of “Acid Reign” we first heard opening Violens’ Summer Mixtape. I’m a fan of the band’s endless multiples. As well… More »

By: 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 “… More »

By: brandon / September 23, 2010 - 4:28 pm

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 Saint Etienne, etc. Things are somewhat sunnier (but still chillier and, in fact, chillwavier) on this Summer Mixtape that includes Unrest, Dead Can Dance, Chapterhouse, and Summoning covers; reworked Washed… More »

By: 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 Violens for a while — they opened for Deerhunter at the Gummy Awards in 2008, around the time they released their self-titled EP. Their Winter Mixtape (a summer one i… More »

By: 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 red velvet. This new clip, directed by Jessica Lauretti, finds her in more innocent mode. She’s wearing a satin nightgown while rolling around and playing backgammon, Twister, and cards with… More »

By: brandon / April 27, 2010 - 1:33 pm

Violens Drop New Tunes, MBV/Byrds Mashup On New Mix

Violens is a band with great taste. That, and it’s not often a pop group can include Ulver and Burzum in their list of influences and find a way to back it up sonically. Outside the metal, their frozen blend of Durutti Column’s spacious post-punk chills, Prefab Sprout’s new wave atmospherics, Lilys-esque shoegaze-pop, and ’60… More »

By: brandon / December 10, 2009 - 10:43 am
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