Viva Voce is the husband and wife duo of Kevin and Anita Robinson, from Portland, Oregon. Their debut album was released a few years back on a major label subsidary, their sophomore full length is a co-release with their own label Amore! Phonics and Asthmatic Kitty. Viva Voce writes great songs, but on top of that their production skills are top notch - it's hard to believe this album was recorded entirely at home by two people. Home recording is a full time fascination for Kevin, who is also a staff writer for Tape Op magazine. The production and overall sound on this record evokes Phil Spector at times and early 90s shoegaze records (think Darling Buds, Drop Nineteens or even My Bloody Valentine). Kevin and Anita trade off vocal duties, often giving the proceedings a 60s feel-good, summertime feel.
(info courtesy of Fanatic Promotion)