Yuletides & Stage Dives Spotlight: The Venetia Fair, "Master Blaster"

The Catalyst Publicity Group has teamed up with the Keep A Breast Foundation, a nonprofit breast cancer organization, to bring you Yuletides & Stage Dives, a forty-track charity mixtape. The collection contains a healthy mix of original Christmas tunes, songs you might already be familiar with, and some unreleased gems as well. Yuletides & Stage Dives is only available from December 5th to December 28th, so you need to act fast if you want to download some cool tunes for a great cause.

To help them get the word out, we're highlighting six of the acts and their songs this week. We'll be asking them about the song they donated to the cause, what drew them to the project, and their favorite holiday songs.

Here's Joe Brown from The Venetia Fair with their song, "Master Blaster:"

Tell us about "Master Blaster."
The song we've contributed is a demo that we've recorded at our own SwitchBitch Studios called "Master Blaster." It's actually a working title for the song. It will also be on our full length album Every Sick Disgusting Thought We've Got In Our Brains, out March 1st. This song was actually written by accident. I was messing around on the keys and was playing what I thought a stupid metal riff would sound like on piano. It eventually built into the song that it is today, and sounds nothing like the joke I thought it would.

What drew you to this project?
Well, we all like boobs in this band so it's probably a good idea to save them, right? I mean, they're pretty sweet. In all seriousness, we're really excited to be helping a good cause and be part of a compilation with all these great bands. Also in all seriousness, boobs are pretty cool.

What's your all-time favorite holiday song and why?
My personal favorite holiday song is Bruce Springsteen's version of "Santa Claus Is Coming To Town." When I was younger, I heard this song so many times on all these oldies radio stations and my parents CDs. This was the first song I heard (before Blink-182's songs even) that was a rock and roll version of a Christmas song. I love the way the song flows in and out of swing time. Its just a solid bangin' tune, yanno?

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