Tess In Venice is releasing her new EP "Flood Heart Fly" today on Itunes. The 4 track EP is all too brief a taste but one that will satiate your hunger for songs that are equal parts indie and dream pop.
There is the track Once Upon A Time that feels a bit like 90's post folk rock. It has hooks galore and a kind of hippie / garden rock underbelly. Nothing Ever Happens has a kind of cagey quality. It burns cool with a really great groove. Early Flo and the Machine flashed in my mind during this track. It builds and soon you feel like you are soaring.
I Won't Tell is stripped down acoustic with pretty flourishes. It feels almost childlike in a good way, whimsical and it should be sung to a legion of kids. Maybe my favorite track on the EP is The Antidote. It is the most celebratory track on "Flood Heart Fly" with a beautifully upbeat vibe. The cadence and downbeats feel a bit like Arcade Fire with Tess In Venice's artful inspirational aesthetic. At times like this, hope and dreams, love and inspiration is something we need a lot of.