Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Let The Heat Melt Your Brain



Why Blimpy, you don't ask, who's that band that's topping your Last.fm chart? 

Why it's Viva Voce! A Portland husband and wife duo who've now made five albums of skewed guitar heavy pop genius! 

I haven't got the new LP yet, but I'm just checking out some of the songs the noo, and whereas they don't seem as bonkers as VV's old stuff, they seem to be mighty listenable! 

So, here's a new one (I know there's a couple of 'Spillers who dig the Voce), an old classic, and their genius video for "From The Devil Himself":

Wrecking Ball


28 comments:

saneshane said...

some time into RR
and you mentioned VV - didn't think many people knew them (there was only a couple of hard to find albums out at the time.....

will beg for the new one when it's released.

never did get them play listed, did we?

steenbeck said...

Hey, I like that, and I'd never heard it before. She plays guitar and he plays drums? opposite meg & jack, right?

Blimpo McBareLeg said...

@shane - we never did, despite repeated efforts, i remember. och weel.

@steenbeck - yup! their lp "get yr blood sucked out" is on amzon for less than six bucks, and it truly is amazing from start to finish:

http://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B000H8SF9I/ref=dp_olp_new?ie=UTF8&qid=1252526603&sr=8-2&condition=new

what else can six bucks buy these days? here, it's the price of a pint of beer!!

Bill S Preston Esq. said...

or it could go in the "thingyboxthing"

lambretinha said...

Get Yr. Blood Sucked In is the only record I know by them, but it's definitely worth listening... first half of that record is amazing, especially "Drown Them Out"

Anonymous said...

yay, more donds!

saneshane said...

they recorded a song called:
'Mixtape=love'

you all know that has to have a special place in my.. (I need a heart shape in here)

if I could use computers properly I would be dangerous... lush band - (but not Lush the band)

Blimpy's Twitter Feed said...

the new Polvo is sounding fresh. And heavy.

TonNL said...

..is that new one called 'Rose City'? I bought that one (as an US import) in my trusted record-shop a couple of months ago ( I uploaded it to my iTunes the end of May, iTunes tells me...), and it is great....

ps. does anyone here know Joy Zipper, another fascinating US male/female duo?

BeeeMac said...

@tonNL - yep Rose City is the new one!!

I hve a JoyZipper 7" somewhere

saneshane said...

joy zipper are another fave..
is it true that either his or her Grandmothers real name is Joy Zipper?

they named the band after her because it was odd having ya grandma with the ultimate porn name... she must be proud!

if I get time over the w'end i'll do some best of's

pimp my blog veiwing said...

b'mac
my joy zippers a 12"



so sorry

Blimpy said...

guys- spill the zipper!!

in the meantime:

AC + bergsman =

http://fakepennycomics.com/blog/TAKENBYTREES_MyBoys.mp3

chooooooooooooooooooooooooooon

DarceysDad said...

Evening all.

Donds to all the support for Get Yr Blood Sucked Out - the only Viva Voce I have. Butbutbut....

Why did no-one nominate We Do Not Fuck Around as an ace declaration of truth???? Just listen to that chorus: the first two lines repeating the title wash through like an unstoppable river bore, and then, just in case we didn't realise how serious this statement is meant, the third line jabs the line in your chest staccato-style - "We...Don't...FUCK...Around !!"

Oh, man we missed a trick there.

And as for Believer . . . I'm adding that to my pre-prepped list of 'Handclap Songs' when PaulMac finally succumbs.

DarceysDad said...

Shane? You're on a PC, aren't you?

Start - Accessories - System Tools - Character Map.

In the Arial font, there's a heart-shape if you scroll 3/4 of the way down.

Shoegazer said...

Good word of mouth on this band.

'Spill Collective noms on the Mothership? Now that's an interesting idea.

techno sane said...

hey blimp ♥ the Taken by trees
(thanks for the help DsD!)

Japanther said...

I'll add another dond, I really liked Get Yr Blood Sucked Out...I knew the name Viva Voce, but I think I thought they were some kind of nu-rave bandwagon-jumpers. cheers Blimpy!

Japanther said...

sorry, I meant the song "From The Devil Himself"

tincanman said...

Portland has a big rose festival, hence often calls itself the Rose City. (this is from memory, but I think it's right.)

Portland is an interesting musical city. It's quite small, relatively affluent and sedate for a U.S. city, halfway between the cooler Seattle and California. No heavy urban tension to stir the youth into guitar bashing. But home to some creative thoughtful and yet still passionate music makers.

I've told Steen she should move there. Surrounded by forests. Miles and miles of free access Pacific Ocean beach within an hour. Temperate climate. And its not like anything big has ever come out of New Jersey musically.

Blimpy said...

I've always wanted to go to Portland.

Let's start a 'Spill commune up in Portland!

DarceysDad said...

Richmond Fontaine's home town, too.

I'm in, Blimpy! What are the good schools in the area? How do I break the news to DarceysMam??

tincanman said...

Maybe we could make it our sister city. How does one go about these things? Is there a sister city registry, like with weddings where you can post what you want and your guests can ignore it and get you what they can find on sale?

I know we're not officially a city, but we are a Blimpopolis. And I know I've got a bit of urban spread.

Blimpy said...

Mebbe we could twin the blog with a Portland based one?

tincanman said...

The main paper for Portland is called the Oregonian, and has similar standards as the Guardian. Maybe they have a Loggers Recommend or something.

tincanman said...

The zipcode is 97201 he he

http://www.oregonlive.com/music/

steenbeck said...

I have a friend in olympia who is a fiender for music, I could ask him if he knows of any blogs.

Japanther said...

it's a dream of mine to make a pilgrimage to Portland...the home of US indie for sure...I met a Portlandian in a bar a while back and was very excited, but he didn't have a clue what I was talking about and hadn't even heard of Kill Rock Stars records!I mean...some people, tch...