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Album Mon Nov 12 2007

Viva Voce: Re-Issues, Bonus Material, and Live Shows

After releasing Get Yr Blood Sucked Out to critical acclaim last year, the husband and wife duo Viva Voce are re-releasing long sought after albums Lovers, Lead the Way! (2003) and The Heat Can Melt Your Brain (2004)--along with bonus material, which includes B-sides, live performances, remixes, and some demo takes. Reissued Nov 13 (tomorrow!) on the band's Amore!Phonics label, these two albums have up until now been out-of-print and wickedly hard to find. But no more!

Additionally, the indie duo play Riviera Theater 11/15 and Champaign, IL (in the Assembly Hall at the University of Illinois) on 11/16. This (plus a show in Nebraska) finishes up a 2 month tour supporting Jimmy Eat World, after which Viva Voce plans to head back to studios. A follow-up to Get Yr Blood Sucked Out is scheduled for a 2008 release.

Viva Voce - "Fashionably Lonely" (from Lovers, Lead the Way!, 2003)
Viva Voce - "Free Nude Celebs" (from The Heat Can Melt Your Brain, 2004)
Viva Voce - "Wrecking Ball" (Tunng Remix, as bonus track on 2xCD)

Viva Voce (w/ Jimmy Eat World) @ Riviera Theater, 11/15, 8PM, all ages, $24

Track Listings:

Viva Voce - Lovers, Lead the Way!
1. Fashionably Lonely
2. One In Every Crowd
3. Red D-Lish
4. Wrecking Ball
5. That's Right,...Watch Out!
6. Birds On The Wing
7. N Luv W/ U
8. Brightest Part of Everything
9. Yr Epic Heart
10. Best Thing Ever (Maybe Not)
11. The Tiger & How We Tamed It
12. Perpetual No
13. Salsalito
14. Someplace Worth Being
15. Let's Bend Light

Viva Voce - The Heat Can Melt Your Brain / Bonus Material
1. Alive With Pleasure
2. Lesson No. 1
3. Business Casual
4. The Lucky Ones
5. High Higs
6. Daylight
7. The Center of the Universe
8. Free Nude Celebs
9. Mixtape = Love
10. They Never Really Wake Up

Bonus Tracks:
1. Paper Doll (unreleased)
2. Wrecking Ball (Tunng Remix)
3. Lesson No. 1 (original demo)

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Our Final Transmission Days

By The Gapers Block Transmission Staff

Transmission staffers share their most cherished memories and moments while writing for Gapers Block.

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