There is a certain melancholic charm about the Georgia-born quintet Venice is Sinking. They have a knack for preparing the most delicate and melodious of arrangements that, if not careful, could cause a dreamy haze to fall on heavy eyelids. It is a rather cathartic feeling––the ideal soundtrack for B-grade chick flicks and brooding New York writers reeling from pain. And their impressive debut, Sorry about the Flowers, is the perfect rendition of such addictive shoegazer rock.
From the sweet orchestral pop of starter track “Pulaski Heights” to the instrument-laden remix-dozy “Blue By Late,” Sorry about the Flowers offers an album that dives hard into the art school/coffee house motif with willowy viola strums, wispy vocals, and an overall contemporary style that invokes the best of Stars and the worst of Adem.