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Exclusive: The Venetia Fair To Release cover EP

Posted by: Christian Wagner (12/09/13)
We can exclusively reveal that The Venetia Fair will be releasing their covers EP The Venetia Fair…Basically Just Does Karaoke on Dec. 24th. Track listing is below and more info is in the replies.

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
  
 
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07:28 AM on 12/09/13
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Press ReleaseBOSTON, 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 will 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 will feature 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
07:35 AM on 12/09/13
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Can't wait to hear the Coheed cover!!! Excellent (and unexpected) song choice!
07:57 AM on 12/09/13
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Can't wait to hear the Coheed cover!!! Excellent (and unexpected) song choice!
I agree, thats one of my favorite Coheed songs, so I am very interested in hearing it!
08:08 AM on 12/09/13
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Sweet
08:19 AM on 12/09/13
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Stoked for this
08:21 AM on 12/09/13
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This really took me by surprise. I haven't heard more than one or two songs from these guys, but Coheed is my favorite band and that's an incredible track for them to have picked. Also curious to hear the Green Day one.

Edit: just read the synopsis and realized these were picked as kickstarter rewards, but still, incredibly cool.
08:29 AM on 12/09/13
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Awesome that the Kickstarters picked such a diverse track list.
10:22 AM on 12/09/13
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Holy shit that tracklisting
10:30 AM on 12/09/13
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Love the EP title, and those covers look awesome. Can't wait.
10:42 AM on 12/09/13
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This is exciting! I love that fans got to pick the songs.
11:06 AM on 12/09/13
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Lost interest at the Green Day cover, then quickly gained it back when I read the Coheed one.
11:41 AM on 12/09/13
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This is an interesting selection by fans, but some of these covers (bohemian rhapsody for example) are hard to pull off.
12:06 PM on 12/09/13
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This is an interesting selection by fans, but some of these covers (bohemian rhapsody for example) are hard to pull off.
Maybe the fan just wanted to see them make fools of themselves.
12:48 PM on 12/09/13
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Woah, the blood brothers and its not set fire? Buying two copies and a shirt for the nostalgia they've induced upon me.
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