ANNOUNCE DEBUT LP COMING JUNE 2017
ON NEWLY LAUNCHED LABEL YOUTOOCANWOO
“Breezy, wistful…Muro’s vocals are full of longing [over] echo-y guitar melodies that remind of Robert Smith’”– BLACKBOOK
“A sweet slice of pop with melodies rich like Say Lou Lou and sonics that stutter and skip in all the right places.” – NOISEY
“Out-of-this-world music that fuses elements of ’90s R&B with shoegaze and future bass.” – NYLON
The music of up-and-coming Brooklyn-based trio Violet Sands is an ethereal soundtrack for a rite of passage, as evidenced by the new single “Drive” which premiered exclusively via BlackBook and is now available to share/buy.
The band also announces plans to release its debut LP in June 2017 featuring “Drive” as the lead single. Violet Sands is also set to play Mercury Lounge this Friday 3/31 with French Horn Rebellion.
“Drive” follows the group’s’ most recent single “Hello, I’m Free” (currently featured in Spotify’s “Discover Weekly” Launch Campaign) and the 2016 debut Strange Attractor EP ft. breakout single “No Matter What” (95K views, Vimeo Staff Pick).
Harnessing the alluring vocals of Deidre Muro (Deidre & the Dark, formerly of Savoir Adore), the inventive production of David Perlick-Molinari (French Horn Rebellion) and the atmospheric guitar-scapes of Derek Muro (Love Like Deloreans, Mighty Five), Violet Sands craft genre-bending music, fusing early influences such as The Cure, Peter Gabriel, Fleetwood Mac, and Cocteau Twins with 90s R&B, shoegaze and electronic genres, creating a fresh and dreamy mix of nostalgia with the present.
Speaking of “Drive”, Violet Sands frontwoman Deidre says: “This song was started while Derek was still living in California, and it kept a lot of it’s warm, desert highway vibe as it traveled to Brooklyn. It’s about someone who is resolved to move on – even in the face of self-sabotage and getting stuck in the past, she armors herself in a number of ways to get through it. There’s always been some magic in the catharsis of a long car ride…”
Violet Sands’ forthcoming album will be the first full-length release on YouTooCanWoo – a brand new label arm of the members’ long time studio and community in Brooklyn. The trio are part of a crew that works on diverse sound and audio projects, including composing original film and video game scores and producing and mixing artists like MGMT and The Knocks.
VIOLET SANDS (L-R: David Perlick-Molinari, Deidre Muro, Derek Muro)