Artist: The Venetia Fair
Album: Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We’ve Got In Our Brain
The Venetia Fair‘s highly anticipated second full-length record, Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We’ve Got In Our Brain, provides listeners with 13 songs of grossly addictive circus-rock. The band does a fantastic job of creating an intriguingly strange environment in each track, keeping every song fairly similar, while still dynamic enough to keep anyone from the pressing the next button on first listen. Singer Benny Santoro mirrors the vocal delivery and swagger of Panic! At The Disco’s Brendon Urie, with slightly rougher edges. Imagine Urie trading in the gin for whiskey and skipping a shower for a few weeks and… wa-la, you have Santoro and a fantastic vocal performance from top to bottom.
The record also is pleasing musically, showing influence from a Flamingo Trigger era of Foxy Shazam on a track such as “Pride Alone Won’t Put This Fire Out,” to more technical tracks such as the Pierce The Viel-esque opening number, “Too Late To Dream.” Another pleasing element of the record comes when the band strips down on the piano-driven, “Go On, Paint Me A Picture,” and true passion is shown. The groups emotion throughout the record shines brightest during the powerful four minutes of this track, making it a standout on the already impressive release.
The band creates a great mixture of being musically progressive while still maintaining a strong melodic backbone in each track, a hard goal to accomplish for some. This record has the potential to please fans of many genres of influences, given its creative nature. It makes for a quite pleasing listen, overall.
Review written by Matthew Leimkuehler (Follow him on Twitter)
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