Viva Voce (band)

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Viva Voce
VivaVoceLive.jpg
Viva Voce At Transmusicalles, France 2006
Background information
OriginMuscle Shoals, Alabama
GenresIndie rock, Christian rock, psychedelic rock, folk
Years active1998–2013
LabelsVanguard, Amore!Phonics, Asthmatic Kitty, Minty Fresh, Barsuk, Full Time Hobby/UK, Cadence Communications
Associated actsThe Robinsons, Electric iLL, Calico Rose, Blue Giant
Websitewww.vivavoce.com
MembersKevin Robinson
Anita Robinson
 
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Viva Voce
VivaVoceLive.jpg
Viva Voce At Transmusicalles, France 2006
Background information
OriginMuscle Shoals, Alabama
GenresIndie rock, Christian rock, psychedelic rock, folk
Years active1998–2013
LabelsVanguard, Amore!Phonics, Asthmatic Kitty, Minty Fresh, Barsuk, Full Time Hobby/UK, Cadence Communications
Associated actsThe Robinsons, Electric iLL, Calico Rose, Blue Giant
Websitewww.vivavoce.com
MembersKevin Robinson
Anita Robinson

Viva Voce is an American indie rock band from Portland, Oregon, formed by Kevin Robinson and Anita Robinson. Their music draws on several influences including psychedelic rock, classic rock, folk and R&B.

History[edit]

Viva Voce was formed in 1998 in the Robinsons' native Muscle Shoals, Alabama, relocated to Nashville and then to the Portland area in 2003. Their first album Hooray for Now, was released in 1998. The band formed their own label, Amore!Phonics, and released Lovers, Lead the Way! in 2003 in conjunction with Asthmatic Kitty. The follow-up, The Heat Can Melt Your Brain, was released in 2004 and received positive critical response and heightened exposure for the band.

Broadening their fanbase worldwide, Viva Voce has toured extensively in Europe after signing with UK indie label, Full Time Hobby. They have toured with the indie band The Shins and Jimmy Eat World. Their fourth album, Get Yr Blood Sucked Out, was released August 21, 2006, in Europe and September 12, 2006, in the USA. After playing their final show of 2007 on September 6 during MusicfestNW, Kevin announced that Viva Voce would be working on their new album and would continue touring in 2008.

For the 2009 album Rose City, two more band members were hired for touring, Evan Railton and Corrina Repp.

Viva Voce's sixth studio album, The Future Will Destroy You was released on June 21, 2011 on Vanguard Records. It has received positive reviews from numerous music outlets. Paste Magazine gave the album a 7.2 out of 10.[1]

Discography[edit]

Albums[edit]

Singles and EPs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Viva Voce: The Future Will Destroy You :: Music :: Reviews :: Paste". Pastemagazine.com. 2011-06-21. Retrieved 2011-12-10. 
  2. ^ McGovern, Brian Vincent (July–August 1998). "Album Reviews: VIVA VOCE Hooray for Now". HM Magazine (72). ISSN 1066-6923. 
  3. ^ Reno, Brad. "Viva Voce". Trouser Press. Retrieved 2008-05-02.  Artist profile which provides quick opinion on Hooray For Now, among other Viva Voce albums.
  4. ^ Tangari, Joe (2 December 2003). "Review: Lovers, Lead the Way!". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  5. ^ Felt, Hunter (16 June 2005). "Review: Lovers Lead the Way! [reissue]". PopMatters. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  6. ^ Tangari, Joe (21 September 2004). "Review: The Heat Can Melt Your Brain". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  7. ^ Adam, Julie. "Album of the Day: Viva Voce: The Heat Can Melt Your Brain". BBC / Radio 6 Music. Retrieved 2008-05-02. [dead link]
  8. ^ Tangari, Joe (18 October 2006). "Review: Get Yr Blood Sucked Out". Pitchfork Media. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  9. ^ Simpson, Dave (18 August 2006). "Pop CD: Viva Voce, Get Yr Blood Sucked Out". The Guardian. Retrieved 2008-05-02. 
  10. ^ "ROSE CITY". 20 February 2009. 

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