BOSTON, MA – Boston-based rock band The Venetia Fair has officially announced the release of their highly anticipated cover EP, “The Venetia Fair…Basically Just Does Karaoke”, which hit digital retail platforms on December 24th, 2013.
Plans for this EP stem back to the band’s extremely successful Kickstarter campaign in 2012 which funded their acclaimed full-length record, “Every Sick Disgusting Though We’ve Got In Our Brain”. During this campaign, 6 donors purchased a prize which entitled them to choose a song for the band to cover - as a result the track listing for this EP was born.
Singer Benny Santoro comments, “We said we'd cover anything they wanted and we got 6 very different songs from different genres and different eras in music, each with their own challenges. We had no intention of simply playing these songs as they were originally played (especially Bohemian Rhapsody... we didn't wanna go anywhere near that song!) so we took our time and completely rebuilt them from the ground up to make sure we made them our own. Some of the songs we loved and had to figure out how to tweak them without totally ruining them and some of the songs we hated and had to figure out how to make them good, but I believe we rose to the challenge and, with the help of our Kickstarter backers, put together a very strange and very cool little cover EP. We definitely trashed some classic tunes, but it's all very tongue-in-cheek since we would never take a cover song seriously 'cause it's basically just doing karaoke..."
This pre-holiday treat features 6 well know songs (listed below) which have been pulled apart and pieced back together in the whacky, wonky TVF style that their fans have come to know and love.
Keep your eyes on the band’s social media pages for more news, clips, and images leading up to the Christmas Eve digital release.
Album Track Listing:
1. Bohemian Rhapsody - Queen
2. Come on Eileen - Dexy's Midnight Runner
3. Rock Lobster - The B52s
4. Jesus of Suburbia - Green Day
5. Camouflage, Camouflage - The Blood Brothers
6. The Willing Well III: Apollo II: The Telling Truth – Coheed and Cambria
About The Venetia Fair:
Once you hear The Venetia Fair, you won’t forget them. They approach rock music with theatrical flourishes and manic energy, their sonic palette featuring elements such as frenzied rag-time piano, over-the-top bombastic horns, and red-hot guitar licks.
Highly praised for their live show, the five men are possessed by some unknown energy. Their onstage mania has led to some injuries amongst the band members, but thus far nothing debilitating.
The Venetia Fair inspires borderline obsessions amongst their fanbase, so much so that the band was able to self-release their third album off the back of a wildly successful Kickstarter campaign. The campaign shot past its fund-raising goal in 4 days, and the band recorded and released Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We’ve Got in Our Brain. The new album has gained some serious buzz, with Alternative Press, Absolute Punk, and PureVolume all agreeing that The Venetia Fair is a band that you need to know about right now. And more and more people are finding out about them each night, as the band causes mayhem on stages across the nation. And to be honest, the road is the best place for them anyways. If you leave them at home for too long, something might end up catching on fire.
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