Monday, August 30, 2004

Viva Voce mp3

Alive With Pleasure, from their forthcoming album, The Heat Can Melt Your Brain, out Sept 11th. I previewed the album on the Viva Voce Radio, on their website. Alive With Pleasure is pure, straight power pop, infused with pulses of new wave, complete with handclapping, a plinking piano, and ghost noises. The best thing about it, though, is Antia Robinson's delicate voice, which should sound completely out of place in this song, but eases in so naturally when the song morphs into yet another song, a la A Day in the Life or Paranoid Android. Her chorus, "Give it some time/Give it some time/You'll make it with me/We'll be just fine," leads us into a searing guitar solo, and a return to the inital song structure. Bliss.

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