One of the highlights from our YSC 08 Year-End Extravaganza was the tour EP from Brooklyn new new wave band Violens.

Here is what Hong-An had to say at the time:
"Prefab Sprout meets the Zombies meets Wire meets high sarcasm (e.g.: "I've been waiting for this day / Don't kill it with what you say.") It's sort of perfect."

Well, that self-titled sampler is being re-released on March 17, appended with the new single, "Doomed," the video for which you'll find below...

Directed by Mateo Ramirez, the video exudes the same sort of refined classiness as the tune... Books! Flowers! Wallpaper! Mascara! Polaroids! Dead guy! Wait, what?!

As the melody weaves 'round sprightly drums, bobbing bass, and jangly acoustic guitar, all seems tranquil beneath the polished (and, as Hong-An noted, very 80s) veneer. But that ominous synth hints at an undercurrent—the possibility of something maybe a bit devilish and, well, doomed.

All the same, is there a room available?

Violens // "Doomed" from Cantora Records on Vimeo.


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