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Brasil: Made in USA - Music Experience | Music Experience

We’ve finally made contact with our namesake. Brazilian music blog Music Experience gives us a glowing review. Obrigado!!

United Opposites

Really nice article on the upcoming compilation we’re on, the charity it’s connected it to, and the man behind all of this, Winston Goertz-Giffen.

New music is coming soon. This photograph was taken Monday by the gentleman recording it. Jasper now has a mustache, which you can just barely make out here.

New music is coming soon. This photograph was taken Monday by the gentleman recording it. Jasper now has a mustache, which you can just barely make out here.

Brasil Releases Live Set of Pavement Covers

because we asked to play a cover show in oakland with battlehooch and then tom who never wants to play covers goes let’s play pavement songs and i just say yeah because everyone always compares us to pavement anyways and i try to dodge the comparison but at the same time paul and i learned how to play guitar by worshipping stephen malkmus and mike was trying to play like gary young when he started out and feels a kinship with steve west so i throw my hands up and say why fight it especially if it feels good. so we did the show and it did feel good and we played a lot of our favorites but not all since that would be impossible and we got it taped and it turned out pretty good although there are some out of tune vocals and bum notes but hey pavement was like that too after all so it all works out. these are the best songs from that night. thank you brian d for suggesting serpentine pad. – jasper

Brasil is Pavement

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We have released our love letter to one of our favorite bands, Pavement, an eight-song EP recorded live at Oakland’s Awaken Cafe, April 18, 2014.

Tracks are: Grounded, Stereo, Gold Soundz, Date w/IKEA, Billie, In the Mouth A Desert, Serpentine Pad and Rattled by the Rush.

Online for streaming and free download for a limited time of our choosing.

Brasil is a museum piece -
Our debut LP is featured in Oakland Museum of California’s vinyl exhibit, running until July 27.

Brasil is a museum piece -

Our debut LP is featured in Oakland Museum of California’s vinyl exhibit, running until July 27.

'Brasil' in Amoeba's Music We Like Spring 2014

"Brasil – Brasil" 
(selF-released)
Brasil is a four-piece band out of oakland that plays rock ’n’ roll. rock ’n’ roll with real drums, guitar solos and big, catchy choruses. this al- bum could have easily came out of newyork in 1976 or minnesota in 1984 or even california in 1993, yet it’s not tied to any of these eras. it is very much a product of oakland, califor- nia in 2013. mike vattuone and tom Ferguson are a solid, unobtrusive rhythm section that are quite rewarding to listen to, if you can get past Jasper leach and paul korte’s blazing guitar work. Jasper and paul’s guitar playing is reminiscent of tom verlaine and richard lloyd’s twin-guitar attack, with paul taking the major- ity of the leads, but Jasper is no slouch, either. Jasper really shines as the vocalist. His lyrics can be somewhat cryptic, but his delivery is so passionate it makes you hope whatever it is he’s singing about works out well for him. His singing sounds a little like bob mould, with some early tom petty twang. this album is the epitome of diy—no record label involvement whatsoever, not even a small indie label. due to past bad experiences with previous bands, the guys decided to oversee the entire process themselves and put the album out on their own. they have received good press from all the local rags (East Bay Express, SF Magazine,
SF Weekly), but they have also garnered praise from Impose Magazine and USA Today, showing that with good tunes, you can reach pretty far without a big name distributor.you can listen to the album on their website or buy a download, but i suspect you will probably want the vinyl, too. these guys aren’t rich (yet)—they only pressed 250 of these, so you had better hurry up and get your hands on one!”

-Casey

Thanks, Casey! Sorry for the formatting errerz.

"Stay in Town" video bombs the Internet

Our very own Tom Ferguson directed the above video, a nice little taste of apocalypse to accompany the closing track on the Brasil LP, “Stay In Town.”

Prefix Mag premieres, noting “‘Stay In Town’ might be one of the most refreshing tracks in a while, simply because it washes the slate clean and breaks the slate over your head.”

Bay Bridged asks (rhetorically) "What more could you ask for in a video?"

Someone at Ion Magazine says it reminds me of creepy nineteen seventies Sesame Street.”

We dodge questions from Impose while Sjimon Gompers proclaims "Though their moniker makes a nods to the South American country of their namesake, Brasil’s embraces their Oakland home with a commitment to excellence, and holding down their post in the face of all threatening adversity." We can only hope.

And IndieRocks Mexico digs it.

Prefix Premiere: Brasil 'Stay In Town' (Video)

Oakland quartet Brasil a new kind of band. Flaunting garage rock’s faster rhythms with punk’s ferocity, you’ll be captivated while your heartbeat shoots up 200%. “Stay In Town” might be one of the most refreshing tracks in a while, simply because it washes the slate clean and breaks the slate over your head.