Belated Best of ’10: The Sirens of Venice

I never got around to sharing my Best Songs You (Maybe) Didn’t Hear list for 2010 with the internets in general in December, so I’ve decided to mine it for fresh post material in February and March. I’m posting the songs in the order in which they would have appeared in the final playlist, so if you play along at home, you’ll have heard a tidy 80-ish minutes of great music when all is said and done. Today it’s all about The Sirens Of Venice.

The self-titled debut by The Sirens of Venice (who, by the way, are neither mythical bird women or from Venice [they’re an Australian husband-wife duo] — discuss.) isn’t available in the U.S., but is definitely worth tracking down as an import: their blend of atmospheric shoegaze rock and melancholic pop is generally subtle and intoxicating, but it absolutely soars when they ratchet up the pace on songs like “It’s In My Head” and “Do You Believe,” which quickly secured a place on my best-of list last year — check out the video below:

Amazon is selling The Sirens Of Venice as a highly overpriced import. Here’s hoping that it finds a digital release in the U.S. sometime soon…

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