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This is another band from my high-school days that I still listen to pretty regularly. All of the classic 80’s punk bands that I skated to still sound relevant and fresh to me. Maybe it’s because I still skate.
I saw this band live at a small venue, and they managed to put on an amazing show despite difficulties with the sound. Andrea Zollo was confined to a small area of the stage due to feedback, and somehow she managed to perform with a ton of energy. Unfortunately, a few months after I saw the band they announced their final tour.
I wore this tape out in high school and had to buy a second copy. Years later I purchased the CD with the full discography, and the songs are still just as great. I have the album in regular rotation, especially when I’m getting ready to go skate.
This band takes a blend of the sounds from 90’s bands like Jane’s Addiction and Soundgarden and combines them into a completely original sound full of low-end rumble. Every time I hear the album it sounds better, though it’s not my favorite by the band.
Takako Minekawa often teams up with her husband Cornelius to create quirky, layered songs sometimes filled with found sounds. The use of the ping-pong ball to establish the rhythm in this song has always amazed me.
My wife introduced me to the music of Little Brazil, and I instantly fell in love with their music.
Dirty on Purpose has some of the coolest album art which really seems to capture the pop sensibility mixed with a DIY aesthetic predominant in their music.