Viva Voce

23 Sep

They say you should never go into business with your spouse, but — Jim and Tammy Faye, Sonny and Cher, Siegfried and Roy notwithstanding — here’s another reason why “they” aren’t always right. Viva Voce, Mr. and Mrs. Robinson to their neighbors, play woozy, psychedelic pop as though the ’60s were just a warmup. “Alive With Pleasure” takes their sound to even higher heights with a searing intro, which then swoops down into the lily-spotted valley that is Anita Robinson’s voice, then soars back up to the sky leaving behind a vapor trail of handclaps. Hmm, sounds like a treatment for a music video…everyone here is under non-disclosure, capice?

Alive With Pleasure [MP3, 4.2MB, 128kbps]
One in Every Crowd [MP3, 3.1MB, 128kbps]

  • Bad Brad

    I love Viva! I saw them in Boise a month or so ago and they were fucking awesome! The new record is the shit, glad to see the post here!

  • notehiphasmatatat

    "The Heat Can Melt Your Brain" is a great new album. The band is really good live too!

  • blair23

    oh man, i just went through a viva voce dose. all their three albums. i was knocked out. their songs are absolutely beautiful. a mixture of fantastic female vocals, dreamy but never sissy instrumentation and an overall feel of the fantastic. they are amazing.