Viva Voce Lovers, Lead the Way/The Heat Can Melt Your Brain
- Words: Josiah Hughes
- Label: Amore!Phonics
- XLR8R Rating: 7/10
Having been out of print for some time, Viva Voce’s second and third full-lengths see their re-release as a double CD on the band’s own Amore!Music imprint. Lovers, Lead the Way demonstrates the husband-and-wife duo’s penchant for writing spacey indie rock backed by Moogs and Mellotrons (see “Birds on the Wing”), while The Heat Can Melt Your Brain, the record that got them spots on The O.C and in Motorola ads, is a summery move away from Lovers, with bigger production and catchier melodies. Far from crucial listening, this reissue from Viva Voce is still a pleasant release for fans of laid-back indie rock.
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