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The music of Violet Sands is an ethereal soundtrack for a rite of passage, harnessing the alluring vocals of Deidre Muro (Deidre & the Dark, previously of Savoir Adore), the atmospheric guitar-scapes of Derek Muro (Love Like Deloreans, Mighty Five) & the inventive production of David Perlick-Molinari (French Horn Rebellion) to evoke the beauty and struggles of transitioning from one phase of life to another.
The trio came together in 2015, invigorated by a common interest in themes of inner truth, personal journeys and self discovery. They devoured and shared inspirations, from early influences such as Cocteau Twins, Peter Gabriel and The Cure to modern genre blending of glitch pop, 90s R&B, shoegaze and future bass, against a backdrop of desert sci-fi dreams. The result was the forthcoming Strange Attractor EP and a sound “incomparable to anything out” (HillyDilly).
Having collaborated before in different ways - siblings Deidre and Derek have made music together since high school, and Deidre and David are married and have worked together as long as they’ve known each other - these forces combined became an exciting new recipe for music-making. Fresh out of a recent shifting of roles as members of other musical projects - with Deidre parting ways with Savoir Adore, a band she co-founded and was active in for 7 years, and David taking a focused writing/producing role in his brother-duo French Horn Rebellion - they sought to create something honest, personal and reflective of this moment in time.
Violet Sands was born at the creative hub YouTooCanWoo in Brooklyn, where Deidre, Derek, and David began improvising together (nicknamed “jam und nüdle”) in the same room, often for hours at a time. Eager to continue their organic development, they played several experimental shows in 2015, including curated events (presented by Pancakes & Whiskey and The Most Definitely), the Riis Park Beach Bazaar, as well as providing a soundtrack for The Big Quiet - a mass meditation of 400 people on the East River, gathered at sunset.
Through various iterations of the new songs, their sound emerged. From the self-discovery anthem ‘Coming Back’ to the affirmative bounce of “No Matter What,’ the tracks are “solid and quirky glitch-pop that throws in all sorts of influences and comes out sparkling.” (PressPlay)
In January 2016, they uploaded the songs “No Matter What” and “Lift Me Up” (featuring Pink Flamingo Rhythm Revue, aka Eric “Doc” Mendelsohn of Ghost Beach) to Soundcloud where they quickly gained nearly 22,000 plays and were initially picked up by blogs without any press campaign in sight. Following this momentum, the Strange Attractor EP will be released this spring. In addition to touring this summer, Violet Sands continues to develop new music and work on an LP.