New Video Release

Check out our new Beeze Video

Our New Album Release

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With a digest of influences that includes power pop, punk, classic rock and, yes, blues, Not Haunted is an all-encompassing half-hour of rock that refuses to fit squarely within one genre.

Karens vocals are certainly a focal point, but not at the expense of the other instruments. Guitarist Joel Martin’s pinwheeling licks light up opener “Elephant Skin” and steal the show on the Rolling Stones-y “Dusk.” Meanwhile, the pulsing rhythm section of Ignacio Catral and Keith Bauer brings an electrifying grooviness to “Deep Roots Blues” and closer “Skeletons.”

Not Haunted packs a full-length wallop that a bar-band covering “Crossroads” could never hope to achieve.

Joe Guszkowski | Milwaukee

The Violet Hour at Turner Hall
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Milwaukee Record reviews our video and record

Milwaukee Record reviews our video and record

“Less than a month ago, The Violet Hour put its sophomore album, Fragments, out into the world. The 10-song follow-up to 2013 debut, Not Haunted, sees Karen Muehlbauer’s formidable pipes coalescing with a wall of bleary shoegaze to result in the band’s best record yet. This week, The Violet Hour provided visual accompaniment for the album’s standout song, “Beeze.”

On Milwaukee spends some time with the Violet Hour

On Milwaukee spends some time with the Violet Hour

The quartet – featuring Muehlbauer, lead guitarist Kenneth Sabbar, Keith Bauer on bass and Ignacio Catral on drums – originally came together around 2012, rocking out White Stripes and Black Keys approved punky blues. However, for “Fragments” – the band’s second album, getting a release party show at 9 p.m. Linneman’s on Friday, May 29 – The Violet Hour moved away from that sound (and the trend of format of new blues rock bands with color-particular nouns for names) and toward the soaring guitar, moodily aethereal electronic soundscapes of Shoegazing indie rock.