Tag Archives: Violens

Domino Kirke In Conversation

Domino Kirke is a woman of many talents. A classically trained singer, she fronted an eponymous band back in 2006 that toured with Lily Allen on Mark Ronson’s label, Allido. Then Domino met Morgan, a busker at the Union Street train station, and gave birth to their son, Cass, altering the trajectory of her life. [...]

Violent Sensation Descends

Alejandro Cardenas is the art director for Proenza Schouler, an artist who shows with James Fuentes, and, in his most recent incarnation, a video director. I love anyone with the dexterity to do multiple, seemingly disparate things well. Beyond that, though, the video he made for Violens’ song Violent Sensation Descends is really good (as is [...]

Violens & Beige at The Rock Shop

Tonight our friend (and first Dossier intern) Roi’s band, Beige plays with Violens. The show starts at 8:30 at The Rock Shop, 249 4th Avenue Brooklyn. See you there.

Never Let You Go – SGINNED

Caroline Polachek of Charlift and Jorge Elbrecht of Violens stripped the sound from a Justin Bieber music video and sang their own vocals. They call it a “Sgin” (an anagram of the word sing) which is their word for a song especially created to synch up with someone elses music video.  In this case, a [...]

Shape Shifting. George as Jorge.

If you’re thinking, “that dude looks like he’s from the eighties,” it’s because the man you are watching perform is — but the song he is singing is not. Caroline Polachek, the lead singer of Chairlift, edited and re-shot the newest music video by fellow Brooklyn band Violens using purely vintage footage of George Michael. [...]

Warm nights at SXSW

The SXSW blur of daytime drinking, sunburned shoulders and a renewed love for agave plants has finally come to an end. The highlight of the week was last night’s Viva Radio party at Club Deville, with Brooklyn bands Iran and Violens, as well as Warlocks, Ponytail and others. The neon lights against a backdrop of [...]