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Venus Hum in 2008
|Origin||Nashville, Tennessee, United States|
|Years active||1999 –present|
|Associated acts||Blue Man Group|
Venus Hum is an electronic pop music group from Nashville, Tennessee, consisting of vocalist Annette Strean and multi-instrumentalists Kip Kubin and Tony Miracle. Miracle has a rare heart condition which results in perpetually hearing his own heartbeat in his ears. This condition is known as "venous hum", from which the group's name is derived.
Their first full-length album, titled Venus Hum, was released in 2001. Big Beautiful Sky was released two years later. Also in 2003, Venus Hum toured with and opened for Blue Man Group, with Strean providing vocals on "I Feel Love".
After their collaboration with J.J. Abrams (Alias, Lost, Mission: Impossible III), and their subsequent creation of the EP Songs for Superheroes, it was uncertain whether Venus Hum would release any new material. Strean had developed painful vocal fold nodules and needed a speech pathologist to relearn her singing ability. Kip diversified, furthering his interest in filmmaking, becoming a director of music videos, electronic press kits and special features. Tony traveled, living in Los Angeles and Cincinnati and releasing an experimental solo album under the moniker "Satellite City".
After a two-year hiatus, the group reorganized and released a new album, The Colors In The Wheel on July 25, 2006 under the Mono-Fi Records label, which they described as "unconventional, three-dimensional and completely five-sensual" featuring an edgier sound than their previous work.
In the second half of 2008, the band returned to the studio to work on material for a new album, culminating in the October 6th, 2009 release of Mechanics & Mathematics.
Blue Man Group
Annette Strean provided vocals for Blue Man Group's cover of "I Feel Love" on their 2003 album The Complex. Venus Hum opened for Blue Man Group on The Complex Rock Tour, and performed with them as well. The band was featured as "rock concert movement number sixty-three." "I Feel Love" was released as a single in 2004.
- Switched on Christmas (Special Edition) (2000}
- Venus Hum (2001)
- Big Beautiful Sky (April 1, 2003)
- The Colors In The Wheel (July 25, 2006)
- Mechanics & Mathematics (October 6, 2009)
- Best Remodeled (November 18, 2016)
- Promo Fun Kit (1999)
- Switched on Christmas (2000)
- Hummingbirds (CD and vinyl) (October 22, 2002)
- Songs for Superheroes (January 1, 2004)
- Yes and No (2006)
- Surgery in the Sky (2007)
- Montana (CD and vinyl) (2003)
- Soul Sloshing (CD and vinyl) (2003)