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Record Review

Brazilia

Pants Tight, Arms Crossed

Year Released: 2002
Format: CD
Label: Braeburn
 
Reviewed by Andy Malcolm on Jun 13, 2007
A neat little CD is this. I've never heard of Brazilia, but they are a Canadian band who play a spazzy, melodic indie rock type thing. A cross between Cap'n Jazz and Braid, would be a nice lazy comparison for a nice lazy person such as myself to make. Vocals are sung and screamed over fast, melodic guitars and nice mathy or twinkly breakdowns. The overall effect is to bring about a band that sounds very much similar to the Ladderback, if you're familiar with them. The first song (and the one with the best title) "Metal Makes A Beard Grow" is my favourite on here, bringing together all the fun elements at once to create a super catchy track. "Punctual" is another perfect example of this band at their best, with riotous and bouncy guitars giving the song energy and drive. Throughout the 9 songs on here (spreading just over 30 minutes), they pretty much keep this going and hold the attention. It's nothing out of the ordinary, just a really enjoyable album that came out of the blue. If you're into stuff like the Ladderback or were one of the lucky ones to stumble across the Kossabone Red LP, then you will probably really enjoy this CD. Check it out.

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