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The Future Will Destroy You [CD]

Viva Voce Audio CD

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There are a handful of things about Viva Voce that lend themselves to a just-the-facts presentation: This songwriting team —Kevin and Anita Robinson – met and married in rural Alabama over a decade ago and made their first four-track demo as Viva Voce in 1998. Since then, they have relocated to Portland, OR, released a number of critically acclaimed recordings and toured ... Read more in Amazon's Viva Voce Store

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Viva Voce's 2011 release The Future Will Destroy You is an expansive and somewhat slow-burning mix of the indie rock, psych rock, and pop sounds they've delved into over the years. Viva Voce have always evinced an interest in the kind of garage rock meets baroque pop aesthetic of such acts as Yo La Tengo and Sparklehorse, and fans will be happy to know that not much has changed here. Once again centering on the married duo of singer/guitarist Anita Robinson and drummer Kevin Robinson, tracks like the Yo La Tengo-ish "Analog Woodland Radio" and atmospheric lo-fi dance number "Diamond Mine" are perfect afternoon car-trip tracks that find vocalist Robinson evincing something like a combination of Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval and Stevie Nicks. Similarly, the country-inflected "Black Mood Ring" keeps the Fleetwood Mac meets Luna vibe going, and the late-album epic "A Viking Love Song" is a great cinematic light-show mood piece.

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5.0 out of 5 stars best album of the year so far 6 July 2011
By Seymour Butts - Published on
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How is this band not more well-known? All of their output is solid, and this is probably the best release yet. Songs are varied, ranging from wistful ("No Ship Coming In") to downright rocking (title track), making them fall somewhere between Wye Oak and Metric (also highly-recommended bands).
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5.0 out of 5 stars The Future Won't Destroy This Band 24 Jun 2011
By Ihvahn - Published on
If you haven't already noticed from the song samples, each song in this great album sounds different. Although Anita Robinson's delightfully delicate voice is a constant, the band seems to put on a new style with each song. "Plastic Radio" is reminiscent of 90s band Garbage, but the next song, "Analog Woodland Song", sounds more like a Billy Corgan piece. Dig deeper and you'll even find some Ladytron influence on the title track. Despite the varying styles, the band's focused, tight songwriting maintains a dark, isolated mood. I have a feeling that this record is only the beginning of even more great work to come.
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4.0 out of 5 stars One of my favorite new bands. Outstanding! 10 Dec 2011
By Christopher N. Terry - Published on
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Why rock stations still play Boston all day is beyond me? Especially when there are bands like this! This album took me about 3 listens before I fell in love with about half the tunes (that's really good). It's moody but rocking. It can create landscapes in your mind. Kind of a mix between progressive rock and psychedelic rock. Very accessible though. Very catchy and mostly well wrote. Scratching my head why they are not more well known? You can not go wrong with this album in your collection.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Good Stuff 21 May 2013
By The Duke - Published on
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Was turned onto this group and this album in particular by my Tape Op magazine (Mag' for those interested in Music Recording Process and Tools). I dig it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Haunting Alternative Style 24 Feb 2013
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I heard a snippet of "The Wondering Soul" on a late night radio show, and tracked down the album based on that - it was worth tracking down! Listen to the samples; they are a good guide to what you get on this album.
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