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Viva Voce: Alive With Pleasure

 
Viva Voce
"Alive With Pleasure"

You may be confused, you may be abused, or you may just get lucky and feel both after listening to this new track from Portland, Oregon husband/wife duo Viva Voce. Formed roughly seven years ago, Anita Robinson and husband Kevin are independent and rock... what I like to call indie rock.

"Alive With Pleasure" starts out all grimy and greasy, with fat handclaps, and Anita's ooh, oohing her way into your ears. But around the minute and a half point, it all dissolves when her cool indie girl voice rises through the 'Beck-meets-The-Jon-Spencer-Blues-Explosion' grime and evolves into a kinda trippy Super Furry Animals meet Mojave 3. A definite schizoid thing happening here, first you get up on it - all sweat and hot breath - and then you get into it - with that primordial part of the brain that likes to tap its foot to singing voices and rhythmic hands.

Listen... and do both.

Alan Williamson
*Sixeyes

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