Violent Femmes

Violent Femmes Re-Record “I’m Nothing” With Skateboarder Stefan Janoski

Violent Femmes' "I'm Nothing" isn't a new song per se, but the band has recorded a new version of the track with skateboarder and longtime Nike partner Stefan…
Maggie Serota / July 10, 2019

Violent Femmes — “Another Chorus”

Violent Femmes have released "Another Chorus," the second single from their forthcoming tenth studio album Hotel Last Resort. The college rock mainstays released the new…
Maggie Serota / June 19, 2019

10 Tours That Changed the World

Can a rock concert change the world? Yes. For the better? Not necessarily.
SPIN Staff / May 22, 2019

Violent Femmes Announce New Album Hotel Last Resort, Release Title Track ft. Tom Verlaine

Violent Femmes have announced their forthcoming tenth studio album Hotel Last Resort, the follow-up to 2016’s We Can Do Anything. Along with the album announcement, the long running punk-folk…
Israel Daramola / April 30, 2019

10 Great Indie Rock Sax Solos

Here's a list of some of the best sax solos from indie rock’s past and present.
Doug Bleggi / March 1, 2019

Violent Femmes and X Announce Tour

The Violent Femmes have announced a string of tour dates for May, most of which are co-headling dates with legendary Los Angeles punk band X.
Maggie Serota / February 19, 2019

Violent Femmes Announce Summer Tour

The Violent Femmes will tour the States this summer with opening acts Ava Mendoza, Dirty Femmes, Ashwin Batish, and band members Blaise Garza and John Sparrow.
Monique Melendez / March 12, 2018

Violent Femmes Working on New Album, Announce Tour With Echo and the Bunnymen

In support of their 2016 album We Can Do Anything, the Violent Femmes have announced a 2017 North American tour with Echo and the Bunnymen.
Taylor Berman / April 4, 2017

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