Ocasek Beefs Up Brazilian Girls' 'Bomb'
Eclectic New York outfit the Brazilian Girls get a lift from producer Ric Ocasek on its sophomore album, "Talk to La Bomb."Eclectic New York outfit the Brazilian Girls get a lift from producer Ric Ocasek on its sophomore album, "Talk to La Bomb." The set is due Sept. 12 via Verve Forecast and is the follow-up to the group's 2005 self-titled debut, which reached No. 6 on Billboard's Top Electronic Albums chart.
"This record is going to be a lot more dynamic," bassist Jesse Murphy tells Billboard.com. "We really captured the lounge aspect of our music with our last one -- you could hear it in a restaurant but not even know it was us. I think because we had so many people around to bounce ideas off of, the songs just got bigger and better."
In addition to producing, Ocasek plays guitar on the first single, "Last Call." Says Murphy, "That was one of the songs we were feeling really iffy on. We kept trying to make it work and were going to just let it die, but then Ric took it and worked it out."
And while a full horn section adds a new touch to select tunes, singer Sabina Sciubba remains the verbal globetrotter first heard on the debut. "On the last one she sang in five languages but what makes this one different is that she'll sing in 575 of them," Murphy jokes. "Just kidding. Only the five."
After hitting a number of European festivals in August, the quartet will begin a North American tour. The lone stop confirmed so far is a Sept. 16 appearance at the Austin City Limits festival in Austin, Texas.