Sometimes, it's all about being in the right place at the right moment. Other times, it's all about a good anecdote. The Violent Femmes' origin story includes elements of both.
Back in 1991, the eternal alternative underdogs from Milwaukee updated their early sound and gave the world their vision of "American Music."
The Milwaukee trio emerged from the indie underground in 1983 with a folk-punk cult classic that's become a timeless soundtrack wherever there's teen angst.
Violent Femmes also played "Memory," the infectious lead single from their first album in 16 years, 'We Can Do Anything.'
March will come in (and go out) like a lion this year with new albums from Iggy Pop + Josh Homme, Jeff Buckley, Gwen Stefani and many more.
Ahead of their first album in 16 years, 'We Can Do Anything,' Violent Femmes have unveiled lead track “Memory.”
The 4-track EP serves as the group's follow-up to 2000's Freak Magnet, their most recent album from 15 years ago.
Listen to five songs released this week that you need to hear now.
Violent Femmes have unveiled their first new song in the 15 years that have passed since their last full-length album.
This is the improbable but true story of how the Pretenders launched Violent Femmes from sidewalk trio to one of the most successful alt bands of all time.