New Music: Presentable Corpse – “Don’t End Up Alone”

"If you could have anyone, would you stay here with me?" wonders Jorge Elbrecht in the opening lines to "Don't End Up Alone." The singer of…
Dale Eisinger / February 1, 2017

Violens, ‘TRUE’ (Slumberland)

Brooklyn trio grounds airy pop soundscapes with jagged guitar, skittish rhythms, discordant squalls of rock bliss.
Melissa Giannini / May 23, 2012

Stream Violens’ Full ‘True’ LP, Get the Story Behind Each Song

Flush with demos and dreading the between-album lull, last year Brooklyn synth-pop trio Violens decided to post a song a month online to test out…
Alyssa Noel / May 10, 2012

First Spin: Hear Violens’ Jangly ‘Der Microarc’

On May 15, Violens will release True, the reverb-washed Brooklyn guitar-pop trio's first album for Slumberland. Like the previously posted "Unfolding Black Wings," our second…
Marc Hogan / March 7, 2012

Violens, ‘Amoral’ (Friendly Fire/Static Recital)

Violens mastermind Jorge Elbrecht wants listeners to imagine his band's art-pop debut as a Lynchian dream. Indeed, Amoral is macabre, idea-stuffed, and often distressing, but…
Chris Martins / October 4, 2010