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    Wed, 13 Jan 2016 10:54:20

    Violent Femmes Announce New Album & Release New Song - first new music in 15 years!

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    • Violent Femmes - INDIO, CA - APRIL 13:  Musician Gordon Gano (L) and Brian Ritchie of the band Violent Femmes perform onstage during day 2 of the 2013 Coachella Valley Music & Arts Festival at the Empire Polo Club on April 13, 2013 in Indio, California.

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    • Violent Femmes - “Memory” Official Video
    • Violent Femmes - I HELD HER IN MY ARMS

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    Violent Femmes We Can Do Anything released March 4, 2016

    It's been 15 years since anyone has heard new music from Violent Femmes, so it seems only fitting that new track "Memory" is actually an old tune. In an interview with NPR, Violent Femmes frontman Gordon Gano said, "We even recorded it as a demo many years ago...and then it was forgotten about until digging into [our] archives, which led us to record it anew and release it." It's a perfect reintroduction to that jittery, plucky sound music has so sorely missed. Don't worry, a new album, We Can Do Anything, is just around the corner, due out March 4th.

    "Memory" has the classic feel of a Violent Femmes' hit, like "Blister in the Sun" or "Kiss-Off." It's jumpy, almost edgy fun, and easily worms its way through your ear into your, er, memory. Since reuniting in 2013, the band has been touring North America, Europe, and Australia, but has yet to come out with a new album. The last set of new tracks heard from the Femmes was 2000's Freak Magnet.

    To go along with the upcoming album, the Violent Femmes will also be back on the road. Besides stops back in Australia, including two days in Melbourne, the band will also be playing in Auckland, New Zealand.

    Listen to "Memory" from Violent Femmes

    To grab tickets for Violent Femmes' upcoming tour, check out their official website.

    —The ARTISTdirect Staff

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