Violent Femmes Dropped By Label

Just days before Interscope Records was set to promote a new Violent

Femmes single, the band and label have announced an "amicable" split,

according to Interscope publicist Debbie Bensinger. Bensinger said Freak

Magnet, the new Violent Femmes record that was set for a May 19

release, will still be released through another label. The Violent Femmes

signed with Interscope last year, and as early as a month ago, label

promotion reps began playing "All I Want," the new Femmes single, to radio

programmers. After reaching the agreement Thursday, Interscope pulled a

front-page advertisement promoting the new single from the radio trade

publication Virtually Alternative.