Violet Crime Release New Single “Young”

Retro-pop band Violet Crime have just released their new single “Young”. Check out the official studio music video HERE. The slow-building song blends together pop-punk, alternative, jazz and pop influences into one unique sound brought to life by the clean production of Sam Guaiana (Like Pacific, Story Untold, Silverstein, Young Culture) and Derek DiScanio (vocalist of State Champs). “Young” is the latest single from Violet Crime’s upcoming EP, Paper Queen, due out 6/14. The EP is available for pre-order on Kickstarter via Play Together—a Chicago-based social impact label. For more information on Violet Crime, visit:
For the Paper Queen EP, Violet Crime deliberately signed on with pop-punk heavyweights Sam Guainana and Derek DiScanio, with the intention of creating a modern wrapper for their vintage sound. The group traveled to Toronto to record with Guaiana for 10 days and worked remotely with DiScanio via video to achieve this unique blend.
“This is the first record where both Jeff and Selina sing together, so we really wanted the production to highlight their vocal performances”, says the band. “Between Sam’s experience with vocal-driven pop-punk music, and Derek’s own work with State Champs, we knew they could help us achieve the sound we imagined for this project.”
With the EP now complete, the band has signed with Play Together Records for its official release on 6/14. Co-founded by Violet Crime bassist Kasey Gandham, along with education entrepreneurs Jessica Tenuta and Aneesh Kudaravalli, Play Together is a new record label that invests profits back into elementary art and music programs. Through Play Together, a portion of Violet Crime’s merchandise sales will go to Intonation Music—a youth after school music program in Chicago. For more information on Play Together, visit:

Paper Queen

1. Paper Queen

2. Heard You Like The Rolling Stones

3. Curious

4. Sadie

5. Young

Tour Dates

6/29 – The Bottom Lounge – Chicago, IL (album release show)


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