I present to you a recipe for one of the most unique bands you’ll have heard in a long time. Take some pop, add a little hardcore, throw in the brass section of a jazz band, top it off with a little punk, one of those old timey self-playing pianos, a smidgen of Mike Patton style weirdness, and five or six dozen ecstasy tabs and you have The Venetia Fair.
Sounds good? They sounded great when I saw them at Warped Tour a couple of years ago when they were promoting their EP The Pits. Now they are back with some of their best work yet with their upcoming album Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We’ve Got In Our Brain, recently completed thanks to the extraordinary success of their Kickstarter campaign.
Their first single, “The Day I Set Them Free” truly encapsulates the sound of this band which is…. melodic calamity or what might happen if you threw someone a few musicians on acid into a Guitar Center – you pick. It begins with some horns, some piano, and booming drums accompanied Benny Santoro’s one-of-a-kind vocals. It then offers a soaring chorus that carries throughout much of the song.
This track shows what is to come with the album, which will be released on March 1st. My review of which will be up soon enough. This song will most certainly be one of the hallmarks of their set-lists when you see them live (which I highly recommend doing). If you’re in the mood to hear something different, a little insane, and just fucking great- check this song out.