The Violent Femmes have been with us more-or-less continuously since 1980. There was a short break in 87-88 and another between 2009 and 2013, but they’ve never really been able to stay away. The one thing they haven’t done is give fans any new music.
The last Femmes’ album was Freak Magnet in 2000, which–and let’s be kind–was a disaster. Bad reviews and bad sales had the band swear off recording any new music ever again. Until now.
First, there was a Coachella reunion in 2013. That was followed by a tour. And while they were in Tasmania (of all places!) they decided to step into the studio to record some new material.
The track is called “Love Love Love Love Love.” Let’s give it a listen.