You, Me & the Violence

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You, Me & the Violence
Birds in Row - You Me and the Violence.jpg
Studio album by Birds in Row
Released September 4, 2012 (2012-09-04)
Genre Melodic hardcore[1][2]
Length 35:40
Label Deathwish (DW137)
  • A. Sauve
  • S. Biguet
Birds in Row chronology
You, Me & the Violence
Personal War
(2015)Personal War2015

You, Me & the Violence is the debut studio album by French hardcore punk band Birds in Row. It was released on September 4, 2012 through Deathwish Inc.[3] A music video for the lead track "Pilori" was released in June 2012.[4] Musically, the album features a screamo-influenced melodic hardcore sound.[1][2]

Critical reception[edit]

Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
AbsolutePunk 89%[1]
Exclaim! (positive)[2]

AbsolutePunk critic Dre Okorley wrote: "The reigning allure of the twelve tracks is that they are peppered with a sort of Tragedy/From Ashes Rise hybrid, the throat-pulling melodic hardcore that Portland trademarked so well, but are still captured in the Birds In Row mystique." Okornely also concluded that the album "is in a league of its own, with hardly anything in its associated genres to be bullied by and rivaled."[1] Exclaim!'s Bradley Zorgdrager stated: "The record ends on a high note, as "Lovers Have Their Say" swells, but never fully climaxes, giving listeners a chance to reflect on the masterpiece they just took in as the feedback takes over."[2]

Track listing[edit]

All songs composed by Birds in Row.[5]

  1. "Pilori" – 2:27
  2. "There Is Only One Chair in This Room" – 2:16
  3. "Cages" – 1:02
  4. "Guillotine" – 1:43
  5. "Walter Freeman" – 3:23
  6. "Last Last Chance" – 2:34
  7. "You, Me & the Violence" – 2:59
  8. "Grey Hair" – 1:23
  9. "Cold War Everyday" – 1:08
  10. "The Illusionist" – 1:50
  11. "Police & Thieves" – 2:03
  12. "Lovers Have Their Say" – 12:52


You, Me & the Violence personnel adapted from CD liner notes.[5]

  • A. Sauve – recording, production
  • S. Biguet – recording, production, mixing
  • A. Douches – mastering


  1. ^ a b c d Okorley, Dre (September 4, 2012). "Review: You, Me & The Violence". AbsolutePunk. Spin Media. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d Zorgdrager, Bradley (September 5, 2012). "Review: You, Me & The Violence". Exclaim!. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  3. ^ Paul, Aubin (August 22, 2012). "Media: Birds in Row: 'Police & Thieves'". Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  4. ^ Yancey, Bryne (June 5, 2012). "Birds In Row (Deathwish Inc.) announce new album, release video". Alternative Press. Retrieved December 9, 2013. 
  5. ^ a b You, Me & The Violence (Media notes). Birds in Row. Deathwish Inc. 2012. CD gatefold. DWDW137. 

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