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ARTIST
TITLE
Nunca Te Vi De Boa
FORMAT
CD

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CATALOG #
FARO 169CD FARO 169CD
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RELEASE DATE
12/9/2016

2012 release. Alongside Brazil's musical traditions exists a vibrant and contemporary musical landscape personified by the sultry yet captivating sound of Sexy Fi. Equal parts indie rock, blues pop and Brazilian soul, Nunca Te Vi De Boa mirrors Brazil's burgeoning role on the world stage. It's a metropolitan soundtrack to global living. From the sweet yet melancholic album's opener "Bermas" to the soaring horn-infused swankiness of "Loro Con Loro", this album glides between moments of discordant angst reminiscent of Sonic Youth and haunting muses of vocal-led pop sensibilities echoing Portishead. Including the stand out track "Keep Cooler" together with a remix by the very talented Born Ruffians (Warp Records), this body of work is a remarkable sophomoric effort defining the indie movement of Latin America. The journey this far is a tale of a musical connection formed in Brazil's capital city while studying at the University of Brasilia. The friendship of vocalist Camilla Zamith and guitarist Praxis would go on to span the Atlantic, with Camilla relocating to London and Praxis taking up residence in Rio de Janeiro, all the while collaborating across the digital expanse resulting in the duo's first album Chora Matisse, released in 2009 under the moniker of Nancy. On the back of these initial efforts the band was formed, appearing at a number of festivals across Brazil, ultimately embarking on a boutique tour in the US, culminating in showcase performances at the hallowed SXSW festival in Austin, Texas. Fast forward to 2011 at Soma Electronic Music Studios in Chicago, under the engineering talents of John McEntire (Tortoise), the band's signature tropical-chic musicality was captured in this full-length offering, Nunca Te Vi De Boa. Art-house indie blues rock meets Brazilian soul.