Venice is Sinking’s third full-length, Sand & Lines, is a document of the sound of a beautiful space that no longer exists: 10 songs, presented in order, recorded live at the now-defunct Georgia Theatre using only two mics. Set for a June release date, it is the culmination of a marathon four day session on stage at Athens, Georgia’s historic Georgia Theatre, which was destroyed by a fire in June of 2009. This, the band’s third LP, will be released by One Percent Press on vinyl and via online retailers.
Venice is Sinking has had a busy year. In March of 2009, the group released its acclaimed second LP, AZAR, which garnered good notices from NPR, Magnet, Venus, and PopMatters, not to mention Album of the Year honors from Fensepost. The band also debuted videos for “Ryan’s Song” and “Okay” at Stereogum and Paste, respectively, and hit the road in the summer for a few weeks of touring, including stops at WOXY and Daytrotter. In September of 2009, Venice is Sinking released the Okay “maxisingle,” which featured alternate recordings of AZAR songs as well as covers of two songs from San Francisco band Okay. As exciting and active as the last year has been for Venice is Sinking, all of it has served as a precursor to the Sand & Lines experiment, the band’s most open-hearted and vulnerable work yet.