AbsolutePunk.net
   Username
Password
 
Share
11:01 AM on 12/11/12 
#1
Offline
User Info.
kemichels
I drove through ghosts to get here.
kemichels's Avatar
Brooklyn, NY
Male - 28 Years Old
Project from Marky Hladish (ex-The Felix Culpa) and his wife, Heather Hladish.
RIYL: The Civil Wars, Fiona Apple, Bon Iver





Tracklisting:
1. Married
2. 12 Shades to the Wind
3. Quitting Contest
4. Sweden is the Reason
4. Danger - Past & Present
6. Meet Me in the Hammock
7. Oh No
8. Lovin's For Fools

http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/v..._venna_married

Quote:
We're Venna - a part time, working class, husband and wife band from the Midwest who write songs we'd like to hear other people sing to us.

Sometimes our friends Andrew Wulf, Ryan Price and Dustin Currier (among others) join us and play along with their various instruments and we generally have a pretty good time.

So feel free to pour a glass of whatever it is you drink and enjoy some songs. Sing along if you want. Knowing the words is not required.

- Heather & Marky Hladish

Message from Marky about the release:
Quote:
My name is Marky and about 10 years ago I met a girl named Heather. We started playing songs together and eventually got married and had kids. The music never stopped, and while I went and focused on my other band and we both worked on raising our family, she kept collecting songs in notebooks and hand held tape recorders. We'd find whatever time we could to play these songs for people and eventually we'd trick some of our friends into playing and recording them with us. We called this project Venna and it has been one of the most healthy relationships in my ever-changing life.

I'm excited and nervous to announce that we have a new collection of these songs for you to hear. I'm nervous because these songs are more than just recordings... they represent our lives and all of the stuff that comes along with navigating family, work, marriage and band-life in the same space. It's difficult. But (at least in my opinion) Heather writes these beautifully honest working-class hymns that deserve to be heard, and so we spend every spare second figuring that out, even when it doesn't make sense. These songs sound much the same way on this recording that they did when she first played them in our living room a year or two ago. They are our kids, our work, our lives... all the extra bits that we had to spare, and now they're ready for you to judge. It would mean the world to us for you to invest your time in them and also in us.

I still think Heather is as brilliant as when I first met her. She thinks I'm a sucker for a slow song with sentimental lyrics. I just know I'm lucky enough to be in a band with my favorite song writer (who also happens to be the love of my life) as well as some of my closest friends. I hope you like our music as much as I do. Help us support what we love about life. Thanks.

Release Date: February 5th, 2013
Preorder here: http://brokencircles.limitedrun.com/products/507513
11:02 AM on 12/11/12 
#2
Online
User Info.
Cody Nelson
Your mouth to God's south.
Cody Nelson's Avatar
Minneapolis, MN
Male - 22 Years Old
Moderator
That RIYL alone gives me a semi. This sounds great.
11:08 AM on 12/11/12 
#3
Offline
User Info.
TachyonEvan
Batman, for example, and Magellan.
TachyonEvan's Avatar
Chicago
Male
I didn't know Marky had a new project! This is exciting.
11:50 AM on 12/11/12 
#4
Offline
User Info.
gman610
Second Best
gman610's Avatar
Chattanooga, TN
Male - 22 Years Old
Yeah, I had no idea about this, but this sounds awesome. I can't wait to hear it.
01:12 PM on 12/11/12 
#5
Offline
User Info.
kemichels
I drove through ghosts to get here.
kemichels's Avatar
Brooklyn, NY
Male - 28 Years Old
Video for "Married"

http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/v..._venna_married

Preorder here: http://brokencircles.limitedrun.com/products/507513

02:03 PM on 12/11/12 
#6
Online
User Info.
phaynes1
AP.NET ILLUMINATI
phaynes1's Avatar
Gainesville, FL
Male - 25 Years Old
Gave this a listen this morning. Absolutely floored me. Really beautiful album.
02:59 PM on 12/11/12 
#7
Offline
User Info.
EndlessPrisoner
Regular Member
No Avatar Selected
College Park, MD
Male
this is good.
07:46 PM on 12/11/12 
#8
Offline
User Info.
kemichels
I drove through ghosts to get here.
kemichels's Avatar
Brooklyn, NY
Male - 28 Years Old
I listened to this album for the majority of today, and I am in absolute love with it. I sincerely think people 'round here will be able to get into this. If you haven't checked the single/video yet, you can view at either of the below links:

http://vimeo.com/30270827
http://www.altpress.com/aptv/video/v..._venna_married
08:24 PM on 12/11/12 
#9
Offline
User Info.
saywhatever
Regular Member
saywhatever's Avatar
Florida
Male
Giving it a listen now.
10:08 PM on 12/11/12 
Online
User Info.
phaynes1
AP.NET ILLUMINATI
phaynes1's Avatar
Gainesville, FL
Male - 25 Years Old
The shortest song on this is the best thing ever hahaha.
04:28 PM on 12/17/12 
Offline
User Info.
kemichels
I drove through ghosts to get here.
kemichels's Avatar
Brooklyn, NY
Male - 28 Years Old
^^ phaynes boy gave this baby a glowing review already. Here it is:

http://www.sanctuaryreview.com/2012/...on-hymnal.html

Also working to get an exclusive here within the next month or so...keep yur ears perked.
04:05 PM on 01/14/13 
Offline
User Info.
kemichels
I drove through ghosts to get here.
kemichels's Avatar
Brooklyn, NY
Male - 28 Years Old
Will be a couple features here and an interview coming shortly on this site. CD release show just announced in Chicago for February:

http://www.abbeypub.com/event/208937-venna-chicago/
09:14 PM on 01/27/13 
Online
User Info.
phaynes1
AP.NET ILLUMINATI
phaynes1's Avatar
Gainesville, FL
Male - 25 Years Old
Played this again for the first time in a few weeks. Still so amazing. Definitely among my favorite releases so far. Anyone going to the show coming up?
04:24 AM on 01/28/13 
Online
User Info.
brandon_260
Ah, yes.
brandon_260's Avatar
Oshawa, Ontario
Male - 20 Years Old
Is this out there or streaming anywhere or hmmm
04:44 AM on 01/28/13 
Offline
User Info.
a speedo model
an enthusiast
a speedo model's Avatar
Chicago, IL
Male - 26 Years Old
Really like the song, don't love it but I'm looking forward to hearing the full album.



NEWS, MUSIC & MORE
Search News
Release Dates
Exclusives
Best New Music
Articles
CONNECT
Submit News
Forums
Contests
Mobile Version
AP.net Logos
HIDDEN TREASURES
AbsolutePunk Podcast
Free Music
Sports Forum
Technology Forum
Recommendations
INFORMATION
Advertising
Contact Us
Copyright Policy
Terms of Service
Privacy Policy
FOLLOW
Twitter | Facebook | RSS
PropertyOfZack
PunkNews.org
UnderTheGun
Chorus.fm