The Fashionably Late Top 50 of 2012: #15 - Violens

When it comes to year-end lists, y'all know I don't mess around. I don't post my picks from the previous year for weeks after the next year has started. In 2012, there was a bounty of music that entered the world that made me deliriously happy to be blessed with the sense of sound. So I pondered, marinated, and contemplated for weeks. Music from 2012 has been digested for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. And now, friends, it's time. Time to share with you what I consider the cream of quite a crop indeed. You might see things omitted here that you think should be on a Best Of list. This list isn't what I think you want to read. This list is what I feel about last year. If it's not here, I either didn't spend enough time with it or just didn't love it enough. A big thank you to all of the artists who created the music that I fell in love with last year.

WHO: Violens

WHAT: True

WHEN: May 2012

WHERE: Slumberland Records

WHY: Of all the bands that I listen to on a regular basis, Violens might be the only one I could genuinely say had a sense of elegance. There's a sophisticated slink to their sonic decadence, a cut of glamour, even when they're getting rough around the edges. Latest lp True shows this off from top to bottom with their chiseled cheekbone riffs and songs just this side of debauched, though impeccably elegant. Gorgeous.   

MY JAMS: "When To Let Go" "Sariza Spring" "Lavender Forces" "Watch The Streams" "Through The Window" "So Hard To See"


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