The Venita Fair

Interview:The Venetia Fair


Boston-based rockers, The Venetia Fair is making headlines. Their highly anticipated upcoming album, Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We’ve Got in Our Brain will release on March 1st. After the release of their debut album, The Circus, the guys have been on a successful journey, giving listeners crazy music and great energy. With a loyal fanbase, the guys were able to achieve their Kickstarter goal, reaching $8K in just four days! What a monumental success! The Venetia will be around for a very, very long time.

I got a chance to talk to The Venetia Fair about their upcoming album Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We’ve Got in Our Brain, which released on March 1st, their plans on promoting the album, what’s next for them and the possibility of going to this year’s Coachella.

On their upcoming album, Every Sick, Disgusting Thought We’ve Got in Our Brain:

“If your ears don’t explode on the first listen they will surely be blown to smitherines by the second. In this 47 minute trip to hell and back listeners will encounter our bizarre quarky arrangements, endless catchy finger snappy melodies, and layers upon layers of big band horns, string orchestrations and aux percussion. It is by far the biggest most in depth album we have done from the production to the lyrics to the artwork I feel like it truly represents The Venetia Fair as a whole.”

On their upcoming performances:

“We will be blasting off the promotion of this record by doing a month long tour starting March 1st out to the midwest, down to Texas for SXSW and back up the east coast.”

On attending this year’s Coachella, performing at Warped Tour, and supporting fellow musicians:

“We may end up at Coachella this year. I know we would all love to attend so long as it’s in the cards. The last festival we played was Warped Tour, which was the most amazing and exhausting thing ever. As far as concerts go, some of us went to see our friends Murder by Death a few months back on their Bitter Drink, Bitter Moon album release tour. That band by the way just crushed their Kickstarter finishing off with $187,047 dollars. I know we had backed their Kickstarter and referred to it frequently for assistance in ideas when putting together ours, so cheers to a great band and great people.”

On forming the perfect collaboration:

“I think we found the perfect collaboration pairing up SwitchBitch Studios with Steve Sopchak’s: The Square Studio. Steve is a “real dude” with flawless ideas and visions and knows exactly how to execute them. It has been a pleasure working with him. As far as collaborating with artists we are mainly children that like to hang out with other children and good company…that being said I’d love to just get together with some friends like the boys of Dr. Manhattan (Vagrant) out in Chicago and just get stupid and make sweet sounds. On a different level I have always been a fan of the catchy yet spooky arrangements of Danny Elfman. To collaborate and throw arranging ideas around with that man would be amazing.”

On connecting with listeners through their music:

“I don’t go crazy over new releases, but there’s this feeling of intense excitement towards albums I would get when I was younger. I couldn’t wait for a record to be released to be able to purchase it and lay down and listen to it on repeat while reading the lyrics. I think the last time I felt that way was in 2003 when The Mars Volta (Universal) released De-Loused in the Comatorium. That record could not be parted from me or my car stereo if I tried. From the music to the concept to the art to the lyrics it was held as a start to finish work of art. I really hope people hear our record and get the same inspiring excitement from it.”

On advice for other up and coming artists:

“I would say, if you’re going to do it, drop everything else you are doing and put your heart and soul where your mouth is because it certainly shows. We put everything into our music and with this Kickstarter and record we really gave it our all. If you’re not going to do that, then I don’t really know the point.”

On upcoming plans:

“Next for us?…well I guess now we are going to kill ourselves cause what else is there? After this tour we really have to buckle down and fulfill all these backers’ rewards. Our cover songs for instance need to be recorded along with personal songs that people requested. Once that’s all behind us we will continue touring, writing music and being rich, famous and dead.”

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Editor’s Note: The Venetia Fair Tour Dates. Did you get your tickets?

Mar 01 3065 Live East Wareham, MA w/ From the Makers Of (CD release show)
Mar 02 Heirloom Arts Theater Danbury, CT 
Mar 03 DJ’s On The Blvd Syracuse, NY 
Mar 06 Pike Room @ The Crofoot Pontiac, MI 
Mar 09 Subterranean Chicago, IL w/ Victorian Halls
Mar 10 Groundswell Cedar Rapids, IA w/ I Cry Wolfe 
Mar 11 Sons of Hermann Hall Dallas, TX 
Mar 19 Roller Knights Arab, AL 
Mar 20 Swayze’s Marietta, GA 
Mar 21 HIC skatepark Aiken, SC 
Mar 23 The Voltage Lounge Philadelphia, PA 
Mar 24 The Vibe Lounge Rockville Centre, NY
Mar 25 Neoteric Artspace Amagansett, NY 
Mar 26 Sound Asylum Middletown, NY 
Mar 27 Simon’s 677 Providence, RI 
Mar 28 Converse In Store Performance Boston, MA

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