This tidbit really made my day: Portland's Viva Voce have just made their second and third albums, Lovers Lead the Way and The Heat Can Melt Your Brain, respectively, available in one special 2xCD set, released via the band's own Amore! Phonics label. Included also are the requisite bonus tracks - unreleased material, demos, and KEXP live performances.
You may be familiar with Kevin and Anita Robinson from last year's terrific Get Yr Blood Sucked Out or from their recent supporting tour with The Shins. I've known about them for quite some time now, having seen them a couple times at my college's campus rock club, but that's neither here nor there. The point is that if you're a fan of lushly layered indie pop, then you'd do well to go out and pick up this nifty little set.
Viva Voce - "Fashionably Lonely"
Viva Voce - "Alive With Pleasure"