Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes Share a New ‘Memory’ and an Old ‘Blister’ on ‘Colbert’

Milwaukee college-rock greats Violent Femmes appeared on Late Show With Stephen Colbert last night to perform "Memory," the trio's latest single, from their upcoming comeback…
Andrew Unterberger / February 24, 2016

SPIN’s 7 Favorite Songs of the Week: Violent Femmes, Chairlift, and More

Welcome to our weekly roundup of the SPIN staff's favorite new songs. Below, sample the best from post-rock standbys, reunited geek-pop heroes, techno troubadours, and more.
SPIN Staff / January 15, 2016

Color Me Twice: The Violent Femmes Return to the Studio and Stage

The Violent Femmes began as a band of buskers on the streets of Milwaukee before permeating the American psyche and taking over the college radio…
Nolan Gawron / July 17, 2015

Violent Femmes Return With Their First EP in 15 Years

About a month after unveiling the single "Love Love Love Love Love," the Violent Femmes have returned with their first crop of new material since…
Rachel Brodsky / April 21, 2015

Violent Femmes Share Their ‘Love Love Love Love Love’ on First New Song in 15 Years

While you were watching the ball drop on New Year's Eve, Violent Femmes were recording their first new song in 15 years, which they just…
James Grebey / March 4, 2015

Coachella 2013: Phoenix and R. Kelly, 2 Chainz, Janelle Monae Dominate Saturday’s 5 Best Sets

5. PhoenixPhoenix is a band that lets their hooks speak for themselves — their lyrics are inscrutable and they like it that way. Their electrifying headlining set…
SPIN Staff / April 14, 2013

Prove My Love: Amanda Palmer on Covering ‘Violent Femmes’

Friday night at Australia's MOFO festival, Amanda Palmer will be leading a full performance of the Violent Femmes' self-titled 1983 debut — the one that…
Caryn Ganz / January 18, 2012