No clever titles today, folks. Venice Is Sinking’s debut Sorry About The Flowers is rapidly establishing itself as the debut of the year. ViS is from Athens, GA – home of R.E.M. and Elephant 6. The band draws from different inspirations though, borrowing the dreamy aesthetic of Galaxie 500 and its successive split-offs, particularly the male-female harmonies of Damon and Naomi. What makes the record interesting (besides great, concise songwriting) is the inclusion of chamber-pop elements. A horn here, a violin there.
The album drops in June, but until then, an mp3 here, an mp3 there:
Venice Is Sinking – “Pulaski Heights”: mp3
Venice Is Sinking – “Andropolis”: mp3
Here more at MySpace / Buy tee shirts and their split EP (with “Pulaski Heights”) on their official page
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