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Point Blank: Venice Is Sinking’s Georgia Theatre Fundraiser!

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Calling all lovers of independent music! This ‘Point Blank’ feature focuses the spotlight on the chamber pop loveliness that is Venice Is Sinking. I’ll explain everything in the podcast, but there’s some info below if you want to read along too.

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The Athens, GA band want to press their new album on vinyl and they need your help to do it, but they’re not going to make a penny from its sales, instead wanting to donate proceeds to a worthy cause. I’ll let them explain..

Venice Is Sinking

“On the morning of June 19, 2009, the Georgia Theatre was very nearly destroyed by a fire that gutted the whole building. It was a beautiful, historic building that had just gone extensive renovations, and it was an important landmark to the Athens music scene.

Obviously, we are emotionally (and financially) tied to the building because we recorded our third album there, the one that we are raising money for right here! Wilmot Greene, the owner of the Theatre, helped finance this project, so we feel beholden to him. Details are still very sketchy about rebuilding the Georgia Theatre and if it’s even possible, but we want to do whatever we can.

We still want to make this record. In fact, we want to make it now more than ever! It stands as a document of the wonderful acoustics of an old building that will never be heard again. You can hear the Theatre in our album. It’s as much a player on the recording as we are!

So, let’s consider this a fundraiser for the Theatre and not for us. We’re not gonna make a penny off this. All of the rewards still stand, and we’ll still make the album, but let’s try to go way over the 3000 bucks! Every cent of profit from this site will go toward the Wil, the Georgia Theatre, and the staff who treated us with such kindness and professionalism while we engaged in our experiment there. It’s not just about the building; it’s about the jobs of the people who work there, too.

We don’t know how much we can pull in or what kind of difference these efforts will make, but we owe a lot to Wil and the Theatre. We don’t even know if this is the appropriate response, but it’s what feels right.

We’ll keep you updated with our efforts.

All the best,
Venice is Sinking”

Georgia Theatre

(photo credit: Daniel Peiken, theclassiccity.com)

So there you have it! Have a listen to the two gorgeous tracks on this Point Blank episode, Ryan’s Song and Okay, and if you’re in the mood for generosity then hop, skip and jump over to their Kickstarter project page to preorder and donate!

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