[dropcap]T[/dropcap]he heralded Boston garage rock band Viva Viva have been laying low in recent months, playing only a handful of shows here and there as frontman Dave Vicini splits time between Massachusetts and Kentucky. But the Vives are back in action these days with a gritty new blues-infused EP, Dead In Yr Tracks, recorded at Converse’s Rubber Tracks studio in Brooklyn, along with their first-ever music video for the title track shot by Jesse O’Driscoll. The clip features Carmen O’Connor of Bodega Girls hitting the town like it’s a school night en route to a Viva Viva gig, and the live performance was shot at Middlesex Lounge in the band’s unofficial home base of Central Square, Cambridge, capturing the raw intensity of the famed Viva Viva live show. That live show gets taken to the next level when Viva Viva play Boston Calling Music Festival on September 7.
[dropcap]V[/dropcap]iva Viva’s reputation has grown steadily over the years, from those apartment recording sessions to the music hall-shaking, band they are today. Dan Burke (bass, formerly of The Lot Six), Fumika Yamazaki-Burdett (keyboard) and Dominic Mariano (drums), complete the sound that is causing a stir in the Boston music scene.