Friday, July 02, 2010

Landing Signs

The members of Venice Is Sinking must feel as though time moves in slow motion for their band. Their third album, Sand & Lines, was released last month, roughly a year after a fire destroyed the Georgia Theater. The group recorded Sand & Lines there back in May 2008.

To add to the sensation of slow motion,
Daytrotter recently made available the session that Venice Is Sinking recorded there last August. If the band starts recording something new RIGHT NOW, odds are that we'll hear the finished project shortly before the world ends in 2012.

Sand & Lines is a live recording (without an audience), intended to capture the ambience and acoustics of the theater. Compared to the studio albums, it sounds less lush and orchestral, more hushed and spectral. Seven sad and lovely original songs sit alongside covers of Dolly Parton ("Jolene"), Galaxie 500 ("Tugboat"), and Waylon Jennings ("Wurlitzer Prize", which was actually written by Chips Moman and Bobby Emmons). Daniel and Karolyn harmonize beautifully together, and the touches of violin, trumpet and keyboard are like fireflies in the twilight.

Sand & Lines on vinyl, and catch the band onstage this summer in Athens and Atlanta (7/09 at the 40 Watt; 7/10 at the Drunken Unicorn; and 8/28 at the EARL). Proceeds from the album go toward rebuilding the Georgia Theater.

Bardstown Road (live version from WOXY):


At 7/02/2010 8:43 PM , Anonymous Daniel said...

I can't wait to pick this up at one of their shows.

At 7/03/2010 4:38 PM , Blogger jonderneathica said...

Hey Daniel, a copy of the LP is included in the ticket price for the 7/09 show at the 40Watt!


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