Violens Premiere New Track And Video Right In Time For Halloween


If you’re working out your post Halloween Party playlists, or if you’re that fancy, creepy video playlists to project on the large white walls in your loft for your equally creepily-costumed friends, look no further. New York trio Violens have prepared and released a little present for you. In preparation for the release of their debut album Amoral on November 9th via Static Recital/Friendly Fire, the band has released the first video from the album, for the song “Violent Sensation Descends”.

Directed by Alejandro Cardenas, the video features the band in priest costumes and crucifix masks, zombie drummers, bloody keyboard players and flashy images of blood tainted skulls. Along with the horror movie-inspired keyboard riffs, you should everything set up for the perfect atmosphere (or at least 2:16 minutes of your party).

Watch the video below:

And listen to the song here:

And if you want to find out whether Violens can translate that same eeriness live, they will be playing a few dates in the US and Canada in November so check the dates below and go see for yourself!

Here are their upcoming tour dates:
11/05 Chicago, IL – Schubas
11/06 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick
11/07- Toronto, ON – Drake Hotel
11/08 – Montreal, QC – Casa del Popolo
11/09- Cambridge, MA – Middle East Upstairs

New MGMT Video, ‘Kids’, Remix Violens

Super hipsters MGMT have finally released a video for their ever catchy song, ‘Kids’ and I’m not sure if it could be any weirder. As some may recall there was that, well awkward, homemade video that has been posted on Youtube for the past year of the song, but now the band has made it official.  The rumor is that it took months to make. MGMT appears only briefly in the video wrapped in silver and with face paint, and yes, that is Joanna Newsom making an appearance. Chances are the kid in the video will need therapy, especially since he had to appear with those creepy monsters.

MGMT has also just remixed Violen’s ‘Doomed’ which is a nice touch since the band remixed MGMT’s ‘Time to Pretend’ a while ago. This is certainly something worth downloading.

Download Violen’s ‘Doomed’ (Remix by MGMT) HERE

Watch the new MGMT video for ‘Kids’

MGMT is on a very short tour. Check them out if you can.

06/09 Little Rock, AR @ The Village
06/11 Memphis, TN @ Minglewood Hall
06/13 Manchester, TN @ Bonnaroo
07/01 Brooklyn, NY @ Prospect Park
07/21 Jersey City, NJ @ All Points West