Wednesday, July 09, 2008


Myspace // "Rat Is Dead (Rage)" [mp3]

Everyone's favorite Brazilian weirdos, CSS, are at it again. Two years after the release of their astonishingly huge debut LP, the quirky electro-punk band are set to release another album on July 22 on Sub Pop Records. Donkey finds the band diving headfirst into the electro-dance genre with Lovefoxxx at times purring over pulsating synths and big dance beats. Gone are many of the quirks that made their last album so surprising and enjoyable, like
lyrics about topics as diverse as art, sex, and Paris Hilton and weird sounds and riffs driving each song. Though I have definitely enjoyed the new record, there are definitely a few songs that I dare say are so straight-ahead and normal that I've thought to myself, "This is CSS?"

Tour Dates:

Jul 11 2008 Les Ardentes (Liege)
Jul 13 2008 London Rise Festival (London)
Jul 16 2008 iTunes Festival @ Koko (London)
Jul 18 2008 Summercase Festival (Barcelona/Madrid)
Jul 19 2008 Summercase Festival (Barcelona/Madrid)
Jul 27 2008 Fuji Rock Festival (Niigata)
Jul 30 2008 First Avenue (Minneapolis)
Jul 31 2008 Turner Hall (Milwaukee)
Aug 1 2008 Lollapalooza (Chicago)
Aug 4 2008 Osheaga Festival (Montreal)
Aug 5 2008 Kool Haus (Toronto)
Aug 7 2008 Trocadero Theater (Philadelphia)
Aug 8 2008 All Points West Festival (Jersey City)
Aug 9 2008 Roxy (Boston)
Aug 10 2008 House of Blues (Atlantic City)
Aug 16 2008 Flow Festival (Helsinki)
Aug 22 2008 Leeds Festival (Leeds)
Aug 24 2008 Reading Festival (Reading)
Aug 31 2008 Electric Picnic (Ireland)
Sep 5 2008 Bestival (Isle of Wight)
Sep 14 2008 Monolith Festival @ Red Rocks Amphitheater (Denver)

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Blogger Joey said...

I had a similar reaction to Donkey.

1:46 AM EDT  

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