The first song on Venn's self-titled EP, "Surreal", starts out on solid ground, but before you know it the dreampop kicks in and this EP never comes down again. The textures of the album, to put it simply, are pretty. The sounds of shoegaze, dreampop, and indie psychedelia blend nicely. Specifically, the vocals sound almost like what might happen if Morrisey did shoegaze, insolent but cool as heck and full of passion.
All in all a great first original release from these DC youngsters.
-Written by Michael Dranove