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28 September 2013

Strange Week in Music on the Strangeways Radio blog || Sept 18 || feat. Violens and more.

Strange Week in Music on the 
Strangeways Radio Blog

When The Sun Hits is now contributing to a weekly blog feature on the Strangeways Radio blog called Strange Week in Music. The full article can be found on the Strangeways blog; WTSH cross posts it only partially, with a link to the full article provided.

Strange Week in Music gives each Strangeways DJ an opportunity to highlight one track that is related to his/her show that week; the article will include information, links, images, a video/stream of the tracks and where they can be purchased. You can think of it as Strangeways' Week at a Glance.

If you are new to Strangeways Radio, or are curious about other station shows aside from WTSH, this weekly feature on the Strangeways blog will be the perfect introduction. Below is WTSH's latest contribution.

Artist: Violens
Album: True (Slumberland Records)
Song: Unfolding Black Wings
RIYL: Deerhunter, The Zombies, Pale Saints
Where to Buy: Amazon

Formed in 2007, Violens is a Brooklyn three-piece. True, the LP from which this song is taken, eludes classification. Expertly blending percussive guitar work and silky harmonies, always seeking the silver lining yet to be discovered between the sounds we know and love. With a wash of 90s sonic pop drawn from artists like Pale Saints, Cocteau Twins and McCarthy, Violens paint soft watercolor notes across their compositions, adding crucial emotional depth via layered vocal harmonies.