[Music] Pra Voce Amigo — Ban Ban Ton Ton

Following on from that smashing Priscilla Ermel collection on Music From Memory, here are a few more things care of the South Americas that you might want to check…… In the second of their direct-to-disc series, Night Dreamer, capture the friendship between Brazilian singer / songwriters Seu Jorge and Roge. The two of them picking […] […]

[Music] Ze Roberto – Lotus 72 D

Much respect to Mr. Bongo Records for releasing a track considered to be the ‘holy grail’ of Brazilian pop, Ze Roberto’s classic Lotus 72 D, a paean to Formula 1 race car driver Emerson Fittipaldi, who was crowned world champion in 1972. Apparently, the fast version of this song is the one that is most well-known, […]

[Music] Various Artists – Welcome To The Occupation, A Reverence to R​.​E​.​M

The Blog That Celebrates Itself continues to release the finest covers compilations in a shoegaze style.  This time, the band getting the royal treatment is R.E.M., who haven’t sounded this good since about 1990.

[Music] ElPeche – Rosas Bandidas EP

Arthur Carneiro is ElPeche, a Brazilian-born, London-based DJ who managed to absorb the best of Brazilian music and let it flow through the filter of electronica.  On this EP single, he collaborates Artéria FM for a series of remixes. Deep grooves, and pleasant listening courtesy of Tropical Twista Records.

[Music] Bookmat: Afro-psych ambassador: The incredible story behind one of the rarest Brazilian records of all time

Thanks to Anton Spice of The Vinyl Factory for hipping us to one of the rarest Afro-Psych albums to ever come out of Brazil, this gem by Tribo Massáhi. You can pick this up at Rush Hour Records in the Netherlands for a reasonable price, if you’re so inclined.

[Music] Various Artists: The Blog That Celebrates Itself: Girl Groups – The Underground Versions

The Blog That Celebrates Itself (TBTCI) has become one of my go-to labels for great covers of indie and post-punk music done in a style not unlike shoegaze music. This one is a gem because the theme is girl groups, and each of these Brazilian unknowns does a stand-up job reworking the originals into something […]

[Music] Folque – Fanteguten

Folque were a Norwegian folk-prog band who were active in the early 1970s.  According to some comments I’ve read recently, though they didn’t make much of a dent in the American market, they were quite popular in Brazil, of all places.