When most people think of Brazil, they think of samba or bossa nova. But honestly, just like Motown is considered “retro” here, those sounds aren’t really reflective of the youth culture, whose musical background spans from everything to electro, to hip-hop, to punk.
Take the band SUBBURBIA from Curitiba, south of Sao Paulo. The sound is a riff off of Brooklyn garage indie, yet it’s always interesting to see traditional North American styles filtred into the local scene. There is something about this track “You’re Not Getting Younger,” that appeals to me. It’s so…dirty. I don’t know what it is exactly but it works for me. Check it.