Tuesday, December 15, 2009

The Question of Teen Violens

I'm a bit late on this, but in case you haven't come across it, or aren't familiar with them, New York's Violens have a free winter mix up for download on their website that includes a number of their own tracks, as well as some edit/cover-fuckery with artists like My Bloody Valentine, The Byrds, Xasthur, Wire, Chairlift, MGMT, and Saint Etienne. It's a nice introductory to the group's influences and their Anglophilic sonic palette. The urgent bouncy power-pop reminds me of long-time-ago SXSW darlings Voxtrot or The Smiths, and also newer paisley pop & psych-influenced groups: the sorta guys who wear turtlenecks and boots with Cuban heels. Elephant Stone!

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