The Violet Hour: After Hours
Before the songs. Between the albums. After the shows. There's a lot going on behind the scenes with The Violet Hour. Hear all about it with the After Hours blog.
Piet Levy of the Journal Sentinel reviewed our latest album. We think he likes Cubism?
“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.”
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.
THE NEW ALBUM. IT’S HERE. It’s called Fragments, and we invite you to take a listen. We have been working furiously over the past few weeks to finish up recording and mixing the new album—and doing all the other little things that go along with releasing it. We got the mastered tracks just last week and […]
We were honored to join Craig Mertes during his Shape of Rock show on WMSE to talk about our new album. Listen to it here!
So It’s been my turn to write a blog post for a while and I have procrastinated endlessly partly because I hate writing but partly because it feels like a job.
No shows booked at the moment.