Feb 26th, 2009 // 13 Comments

Lucas is too shy to post it, but I’m not: His band Venice Is Sinking (he’s the drummer!) has a new album coming out next month and a new video, for the gently humming “Ryan’s Song,” available for viewing on the Internet right now. The clip is themed around a move, sort of, with our Athens correspondent spending some quality time under one of those heavy blankets things get wrapped in during moves. (I hope he got to breathe some fresh air between takes, because those things just suck up everything in the room.) [Stereogum]


  1. infinit Loop

    thats so weird. i named a song that i wrote “venice is sinking” (it totally is!) and one day a while back, i happened on the band when i was checking to see if anyone had used that before for a song name. didn’t know that they were idolator-related.

  2. Maura Johnston

    @infinit Loop: we’re all connected, just like new york telephone said.

  3. MayhemintheHood

    I’m at work and can’t listen right now, but this should be cool. He talked a couple times about his analog recording experience…now we shall see how it turned out(if this is even those sessions he was referring to).

  4. BawstonSean

    I think Lucas slept on my floor after a show at the Red Rose Cafe in ’05. Or maybe it was The Boro…I can’t remember. All the smelly dudes that slept on my living floor have blurred into one monolithic “indie rocker”. I do know that I’ve seen VIS a bunch of times and they are quite good.

  5. Lucas Jensen

    Maura has made me feel like a kid whose mom embarrassed him. “Sing for your auntie!”

    @MayhemintheHood: Yeah, it’s all analog (we’ve never really done otherwise), for sure, though the video sound, of course, isn’t as good as the album. The MP3 there, though, is decent.

    @BawstonSean: It was the Boro, for sure! Holy crap, really? Man, I didn’t know we knew each other. And, hey, I’m an obsessive bather.

  6. Lucas Jensen

    @BawstonSean: And thanks for the place to stay!

  7. Maura Johnston

    @Lucas Jensen: and eat your peas!

  8. BawstonSean

    @Lucas Jensen: It was probably the couch that stunk, it has been kicking around the Murfreesboro rock scene since the Spongebath Records days. It was Glossary’s before I had it and Those Darlins have it now. That couch has slept with more bands then the Plaster Casters.

  9. Lucas Jensen

    @BawstonSean: Holy crap, Spongebath. I’ve played in Murfreesboro a few times, I think, and always have had a great time. We need to go back!

  10. cheesebubble

    @infinit Loop: “And If Venice Is Sinking” is a single from Canadian band Spirit Of The West’s 1993 album “Faithlift”

  11. Lucas Jensen

    @cheesebubble: Oh man, that song is the bane of our Google-searching existence.

  12. MayhemintheHood

    Lucas, your band is good. Drums sounded awesome, by the way. Keep on that analog train, my friend.

  13. Lucas Jensen

    @MayhemintheHood: Thanks, man! I’m sure we’re all over the torrents now….haha.

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