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The Venetia Fair Launch Kickstarter

Posted by - 10:01 AM on 10/21/12
The Venetia Fair have launched a Kickstarter campaign to fund their new album. The fund will continue for 30 days to hopefully reach the goal of $8,000. The band is offering exclusive rewards (huge screen printed posters, t-shirts, artifacts from the creation of the album, recording time, etc) to fans along the way.
 
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10:01 AM on 10/21/12
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Press ReleaseBoston, MA – Date, 2012 – On Monday, October 22, the infamously insane Bostonian rockers known as The Venetia Fair will be launching a Kickstarter campaign to fund their new full-length record. With a goal of only $8,000 (their calculated exact bare minimum to make it happen) in 30 days, the fellas are making it well worth their fans while by offering exclusive rewards such as huge screen printed posters, t-shirts, stickers, artifacts from the creation of the album, recording time in the studio with the whole band, a secret treasure map, or a sample-pack of Mr. Chark’s hair collection (don’t ask… see Kickstarter video).

The band released this official statement: “Kickstarter is brilliant. It's one of those things that makes so much sense that it seems ridiculous it only recently caught in a significant way. It's such a simple concept: If you like a band or artist and have faith that they're going to make an album you like, just let them know by buying it now (plus whatever extra stuff they might be offering at the time) and help make sure it gets made. People think of it as donation based, and that's true of some projects but we've been treating it as a sort of preorder/crazy online sale. We plan to keep everyone in the loop throughout this process, especially our backers. We're working out the best ways to stay in as constant contact with everyone as possible not only while we're in the studio but also while we work on ideas for the artwork and packaging, work on the cover songs, and mail out all the insane rewards to backers. We've got a lot of work to do and we plan on proving to everyone who helped us out that we're working hard enough to deserve their donations!”

The Venetia Fair has already begun tracking the album at Mike’s Switchbitch Studios, but will be doing the majority of the recording with Steve Sopchak at Square Studios in Syracuse, NY during late November and December. “We worked with Steve on The Pits and ever since then we've had huge crushes on him (and some of us have also had crushes on his girlfriend).”

Since the release of their debut album “The Circus” in 2009, The Venetia Fair have been making serious noise in the music scene with their dynamic fusion of sound hitting everything from pop to punk - hardcore to jazz.. Imagine The Used meets Foxy Shazam combined with Panic At The Disco's first album on acid and you might have something as unique and influential as The Venetia Fair. Often referred to as brilliantly odd, schizophrenic, or mental, the band takes their unique genre and translate it to a fierce and theatrical live show, leaving fans wondering what they just experienced and craving more.

Consisting of Benny Santoro (vocals), Mr. Chark (bass), Mike Abiuso (guitar), Joe Brown (Occhuiti) (keys), and Chris Constantino (drums), TVF has shared the stage with notable acts such as Foxy Shazam, Finch, The Sleeping, Vanna, Bless The Fall, Hit The Lights, Dance Gavin Dance, The Dear Hunter, Versa Emerge, Our Last Night. They amazed and entertained fans across the country when they were selected to play Warped Tour 2011 alongside the release of their EP “The Pits”.

The band is currently writing new material for their forthcoming record, due out in the new-year.
10:37 AM on 10/21/12
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Awesome, love these guys so much. I'll be backing this the minute it launches tomorrow.
12:53 PM on 10/21/12
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You realize that you didn't even link to the Kickstarter in the post? Haha. It would help.

Edit: Nevermind. I guess it doesnt't launch until tomorrow. They're taking too long! I just wanna help them!
03:02 PM on 10/21/12
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Album name, release date, and temporary track titles.

Go On, Paint Me A Picture is going to be a revamped version of a really old song of theirs of the same name.
04:58 PM on 10/21/12
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Go On, Paint Me A Picture is going to be a revamped version of a really old song of theirs of the same name.

What an awesome title. Will back this for sure.

Interesting, I haven't heard anything by TVF pre-Circus. Are the tracks on the net anywhere?
06:05 PM on 10/21/12
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Anyone who wishes Foxy Shazam didn't stray so far from their roots would absolutely love this band... I don't understand why there are so few comments. Ppl need to recognize!
06:06 PM on 10/21/12
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What an awesome title. Will back this for sure.

Interesting, I haven't heard anything by TVF pre-Circus. Are the tracks on the net anywhere?
I don't think so I own the Circus and The Pits Ep. If u need either PM me.
06:23 PM on 10/21/12
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they should pull a amanda palmer and ask for



ONE BILLION DOLLARS
08:48 PM on 10/21/12
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Last.fm used to have three or four of their pre-Circus songs up for free download.
09:36 PM on 10/21/12
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I'll probably be backing this if I like the rewards.
10:20 PM on 10/21/12
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What an awesome title. Will back this for sure.

Interesting, I haven't heard anything by TVF pre-Circus. Are the tracks on the net anywhere?
if you search around you can find some of them. you can find the titles of them on lyric sites.
11:04 PM on 10/21/12
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I'm getting kind of tired of every other band doing a Kickstarter. At the same time, its one of the best ways to truly support the band. I can digs it.
01:50 AM on 10/22/12
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if you search around you can find some of them. you can find the titles of them on lyric sites.

Alright will have a look around.
06:58 AM on 10/22/12
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Band's great.

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