Monday, May 25, 2009

Leave it to Viva Voce

Nothing will ever move me quite like Viva Voce's redheaded step child full-length, otherwise known as Hooray for Now. However, these guys get a second set of props for getting my bloggin' ass back back on the horse with their new single "Octavia" from their new record Rose City (which just sounds like a lovely place to be) out tomorrow on Barsuk! (Yes, even after a hiatus I'm STILL ahead of the game!)

"Octavia" is pretty mellow for a single, but I'm such a sucker for Viva Voce's smooth rock beats! If you're familiar with 2006's higly acclaimed Get Yer Blood Sucked Out, you'll see this track isn't far off that mark. You'll recognize the sweet dueling vocals from Kevin and Anita Robinson. The combination of those two really does cover a multitude of sins. That is to say, I think they could get away with a lot..or very little. I mean, who other than Anita can make "We do not fuck around" sound sweet, cute even? Okay, maybe the Brits. Maybe.

All this to say, kick up your feet and chill out to "Octavia" and be sure to pick up a copy of Rose City out tomorrow on Barsuk!

Viva Voce - Octavia

Tour Dates:
05/24 Quincy, WA Gorge Amphitheatre (Sasquatch Festival)
05/25 Boise, ID Neurolux *
05/26 Missoula, MT The Other Side *
05/28 St. Paul, MN Turf Club *
05/29 Chicago, IL Empty Bottle *
05/30 Chicago, IL Do Division Street Fest
05/31 Columbus, OH The Summit *
06/01 Rochester, NY The Bug Jar *
06/02 Allston, MA Great Scott
06/03 Philadelphia, PA Johnny Brenda's
06/04 Brooklyn, NY Music Hall of Williamsburg
06/05 Arlington, VA IOTA *
06/06 Akron, OH Musica *
06/07 Newport, KY Southgate House*
06/09 St. Louis, MO Firebird *
06/10 Kansas City, MO Record Bar *
06/11 Norman, OK Opolis *
06/12 Denton, TX Hailey's*
06/13 Austin, TX Mohawk *
06/15 Tucson, AZ Plush *
06/16 Phoenix, AZ Rhythm Room*
06/17 Los Angeles, CA Echo *
06/18 San Francisco, CA Bottom of the Hill *
06/20 Portland, OR Wonder Ballroom *
* w/ Cut Off Your Hands

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