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VIVA VOCE

Rose City

2009-05-31

Out of Portland, duo-used-to-be, Viva Voce is now a quartet for its second album on Barsuk Records. Combining guy-girl harmonies with dreamy guitar and dark lyrics, Viva Voce offers and ambient shoegaze-pop sound. This album was written, arranged and recorded within a month for an immediate sound. Best songs are the country-noir "Red Letter Day" and "Die A Little" with its cool "oooh, oooh, oooh" refrain. Nothing here beats "Devotion", though, the album's opener. Rebecca Ruth

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