Brazilian Girls Hit The Road
Already a staple on New York's live music scene, Brazilian Girls are taking their sexy, globe-trotting act on tour.Already a staple on New York's live music scene, Brazilian Girls are taking their sexy, globe-trotting act on tour. After playing a handful of dates, including a Gotham tsunami relief benefit and a stop at Miami's International Film Festival, the four-piece kicks things off in earnest tomorrow (Feb. 16) in Cleveland.
"We just look forward to sharing our music, live, with people around the world," multi-lingual singer Sabina Sciubba tells Billboard.com. "Because our music is getting lots of play on Internet radio, we know that people -- all over -- are becoming aware of us and our music. It's now time for us to travel from city to city, coming together for nights of fun."
Brazilian Girls will be out in support of their self-titled Verve Forecast debut, which mixes electronic, dub and pop elements with sultry bossa nova and high-art style. Released Feb. 1, the set debuted at No. 6 on Billboard's Top Electronic Albums chart and No. 35 on the Top Heatseekers list.
"Our music fits into many different places," Buenos Aires-born keyboardist Didi Gutman says. "It's for people who like more than one thing -- which pretty much describes the four of us. Yet, we all have certain stylistic common views. Basically, we're going to play what we want to play and that's it. In this way, it's been organic for us."
"Musically, we all change and mutate," Sciubba adds. "We don't feel forced to stay in one pocket. With Verve Forecast, we can be all over the musical map."
The band is the flagship artist on the reactivated legendary label, which will become home to the non-jazz artists signed under the Verve Music Group banner.
"I mean, the Velvet Underground were on Verve," Gutman says. "If it's good enough for the Velvet Underground, it's good enough for us. We can be jazz, we can be electronic, we can be whatever we want. And Verve understands that."
Here are Brazilian Girls' tour dates:
Feb. 16: Cleveland (Fusion)
Feb. 17: Toronto (The Revival)
Feb. 18: Detroit (Shelter)
Feb. 19: Chicago (Metro)
Feb. 21: Minneapolis (Quest)
Feb. 24: Baltimore (13th Floor)
Feb. 25: Washington, D.C. (9:30 Club)
Feb. 26: Philadelphia (The Five Spot)
March 2: Seattle (Chop Suey)
March 4: San Francisco (Cafe du Nord)
March 6: Los Angeles (Knitting Factory)
March 8: Los Angeles (Temple Bar)
March 10: Montreal (Main Hall)
March 12: Boston (Paradise Rock Club)