Upcoming Tour Dates
May 1 2008 10:00P The Union Athens
Jun 20 2008 8:00P Union Hall Brooklyn, New York
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"Finally, a catchy pop record that's serious: not gloomy, not mournful, and not pretentious. It's serious and earnest, it's occasionally sad, but there is such a beautiful gloss over everything that it sticks, hurts, and feels delicious."
7.7/10 - PITCHFORK MEDIA
"Say Something, the debut LP from NYC-based band Via Audio, is without doubt my favorite Indie Pop record of the last five years."
- IT'S HARD TO FIND A FRIEND BLOG
"Like Stars, Via Audio intoxicate their pop with swirling atmospheres, engaging boy/girl harmonies and layered instrumentation of numerous flavors and tones."
- ALTERNATIVE PRESS
"These kids think in terms of pop confections, creating tunes that just beg to be sung."
"It isn't hard to see why Brooklyn quartet Via Audio has become a favorite within the blogosphere and among fellow indie rockers like Spoon's Jim Eno, who produced their debut album saysomethingsaysomethingsaysomething...Feist and Postal Service fans get ready, Via Audio will woo you."
"They're chock full of that indie irony, but somehow make it easy to swallow by crafting a song that's just too darn catchy to have it matter. Recommended."
"Although a debut full-length, Say Something comes across as a collection of songs from a group of self-assured musicians extremely comfortable with what they're doing...Thankfully, their songwriting skills match their confident performances and professional connections, making the album an absolute treat for indie pop fans."
- TINY MIX TAPES
"Intelligent, melodic indie pop is what Via Audio does best, and SaySomething captures that magic just right...Via Audio offers up some mighty great pop music with plenty of substance."
- THE TRIPWIRE
The Band's Blog
Via Audio are my new favorite cause. I want to help the whole world learn their name, learn their tunes and learn to love them the way I do. These kids think in terms of pop confections, creating tunes that just beg to be sung. Give them a listen and you'll pick up on hints of both of Montreal's whimsical pop tunesmithing and delivery akin to fellow IFLTS alums, Mates of State. The simplicity of their melodies is a beautiful thing to behold ... and catchy as hell.
But don't let that first impression of simplicity fool you. Repeat listens reveal a more earnest construction with real smarts behind the wheel. Each member has a point of view. Each song a marked style, presence and personality. The songwriting is downright formidable at its highest points, as you can plainly hear on their debut, 'Say Anything.'
Trying to pin down just one favorite song is maddening as hell. Can't I just pick songs 3-6 and call them my one favorite song? They're all in a row, you know. And I freakin' love those songs.
OK, fine. After locking myself in my room with my iPod, I've decided the album's first single, 'Presents,' is heaven itself. It makes me happy. And if one can only listen to a single tune, this one hints at all the joy the others bring. Via Audio have discovered the secret to the elusive quality of immediate accessibility, which turns casual listeners into instant fans. I dare you to resist.
- Ames Friedman
This much awaited release by Via Audio [Say Something] has something on it for everyone to enjoy. It was recorded primarily by the drummer from Spoon, Jim Eno, and I must say it has enough character to split your pants, or at least you'll hear that tear sound and look down and notice your slacks are in tact. All that aside you must, must, must buy this album and have a listen for yourself. This band deserves every damn cent they earn from this album, as they are all some of the most talented musicians I have ever seen play live. If Via Audio comes to your area do not hesitate to witness this bands performance, it's an enlightening one without a doubt.