At this juncture in Del Venicci’s existence, it’s understood that there’s going to be a certain amount of artsy posturing involved. This is, after all, the same band who begin their Bandcamp bio by describing themselves as “discreetly glamorous and morosely seductive,” which, to be fair, actually sort of works as an explanation of the group’s aesthetic, even if it leads me to think of Lana Del Rey. But if there is one thing that Del Venicci’s indieATL sessions make abundantly clear—both here and in the previously released “Contagion”—it’s that it would be a big mistake to dismiss them as pretentious aesthetes. Putting aside the fact that Del Venicci sounds like nobody else in Atlanta—an impressive feat that shouldn’t be overlooked in this notoriously copycat town—what’s clear is the degree of individual and collective talent this group possesses. The band has a way of making wonderfully weird post-punk that’s dark and mysterious and Grace Bellury’s elastic voice is a thing of ethereal beauty. Bottom line: Del Venicci have come a long way this year, and I can’t wait to hear what they do next. Watch/listen below.
Del Venicci will perform on Monday, December 8th at 529. Supporting them will be Muyy Biien, Friend Roulette and Tiny Hazard. Doors open at 9 p.m. Donations accepted at the door.