Venus Hum

Venus Hum

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Venus Hum is vocalist Annette Strean and multi-instrumentalists Kip Kubin and Tony Miracle. They've collaborated wtih both Blue Man Group and JJ Abrams (creator of "Alias" and "Lost"). Their newest LP, "The Colors In The Wheel" came out July 25 on their own label, Mono-fi Records.

Biography

Venus Hum’s 2003 major label debut, Big Beautiful Sky, was a rollercoaster that took them all over the place. The album resulted in a colossal tour with the Blue Man Group and made a fan of Alias creator JJ Abrams who used their music on the show and even had a character holding the album’s cover. By the end of the album’s promotion, singer Annette Strean had developed debilitating vocal nodes that threatened to end her career, Kip Kubin began a successful film career, Tony Miracle made a solo album and restored a mid-century modern house in Cincinnati, and mergers ended their label deal. The band ultimately decided to reconvene and return to their DIY roots with The Colors in the Wheel meticulously crafting the most interesting and engaging album of their career.

The ride begins with the crackling lift-off of “Turn Me Around” which is created solely with guitar sounds! The percussion and strings are all computer manipulated guitar. The Teutonic electro-stomp of “Yes And No” takes us to the dance floor and then the ride continues through the lost superhero theme “Do You Want To Fight Me?” and the moving, daydreamy centerpiece, “Genevieve’s Wheel,” then dances off with the T.Rex-goes-to-the-moon pop of “Pink Champagne” and the affecting lullaby, “Go To Sleep.” Strean’s lyrics have also evolved. She is not afraid to take the listener to an emotionally dark place but always pulls them out at the end.

Venus Hum have recommitted themselves to each other and their community. Along with the album, expect podcasts, videos by Kubin, singles with pre-mixes that will allow fans to rearrange the songs, and one-off shows in unconventional venues.

Discography

Venus Hum (April 24, 2001)
Hummingbirds (October 22, 2002)
Switched on Christmas (December 21, 2002)
Big Beautiful Sky (April 1, 2003)
Songs for Superheroes (January 1, 2004)
The Colors In The Wheel (July 25, 2006)