HistoryViva Voce was formed in 1998 in the Robinsons' native Muscle Shoals, Alabama, relocated to Nashville and then to the Portland area in 2003. Their first album Hooray for Now, was released in 1998. The band formed their own label, Amore!Phonics, and released Lovers, Lead the Way! in 2003 in conjunction with Asthmatic Kitty. The follow-up, The Heat Can Melt Your Brain, was released in 2004 and received positive critical response and heightened exposure for the band.Broadening their fanbase worldwide, Viva Voce has toured extensively in Europe after signing with UK indie label, Full Time Hobby. They have toured with the indie band The Shins and Jimmy Eat World. Their fourth album, Get Yr Blood Sucked Out, was released August 21, 2006, in Europe and September 12, 2006, in the USA. After playing their final show of 2007 on September 6 during MusicfestNW, Kevin announced that Viva Voce would be working on their new album and would continue touring in 2008.For the 2009 album Rose City, two more band members were hired for touring, Evan Railton and Corrina Repp.Viva Voce's sixth studio album, The Future Will Destroy You was released on June 21, 2011 on Vanguard Records. It has received positive reviews from numerous music outlets. Paste Magazine gave the album a 7.2 out of 10.