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East Of Venus

Omnivore Recordings 2016

Review by David Bowling

 

If there is such a thing as an under the radar super group, East Of Venus is it. Michael Carlucci (Winter Hours), Glenn Mercer (The Feelies), Stan Demeski (The Feelies), and Rob Norris (The Bongos) began playing together close to a decade ago and finally have released their debut album.

East Of Venus is an energetic alternative rock band that has a raw appeal. Fusing the styles of their former bands, they have managed to produce and ardent and passionate brand of rock that should please fans of any of the bands mentioned.

Consisting of two covers, Tim Hardin’s “Reason To Believe” and The Rolling Stones “Citadel,” plus eight originals; it is a romp through some of the best that alternative rock has to offer.

Sometimes fate is cruel as this will be the only release by this configuration as Michael Carlucci passed away at the end of 2015 leaving behind an excellent and poignant release.

Rating: ***1/2

 

 

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