Cansei De Ser Sexy: Hear A Track Off the New Album By Brazil's Indie Kings

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Brazil's biggest indie pop export, Cansei de Ser Sexy (CSS), will be dropping its highly anticipated third album, La Liberación, tomorrow.

The five-piece band acquired international success with the single "Music Is My Hot Hot Sex," yet still calls São Paulo home. While most of the songs in CSS's previous albums, Cansei de Ser Sexy (2006) and Donkey (2008), were aimed at the dance floor, this album finds them developing more intricate sounds and mature subject matter. They also have a fantastic sense of humor, which explains their name ("I'm Tired Of Being Sexy"), taken from a quote by Beyoncé, who allegedly said she was "tired of being sexy."

But fans of CSS's carefree attitude shouldn't worry too much about this shift. They're still the party band you fell in love with years ago. It's just that now they're also looking beyond the glam pop that made them famous.

La Liberación's first single, "Hits Me Like A Rock," is a well-polished summer jam featuring Bobby Gillespie, lead singer of the renowned Scottish alt-rock band Primal Scream.

Listen: Cansei De Ser Sexy, 'La Liberacion'

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La Liberacion

  • Artist: Cansei De Ser Sexy
  • Song: Hits Me Like A Rock

Despite other A-list collaborations with pianist Mike Garson (known for collaborating with David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails and The Smashing Pumpkins) and New York electronic duo Ratatat, it's the album's Spanish-language (a first for them) title track that's bringing the most attention. It's energetic, sexy and the heart of the album, even though it's just two minutes long.

Cansei De Ser Sexy's new album is out Aug. 23.

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La Liberación: Lo Nuevo De Cansei De Ser Sexy

Cansei De Ser Sexy (CSS) es una de las grandes bandas del indie pop brasilero, y mañana saldrá a la venta su anticipado tercer album, La Liberación.

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El quinteto de São Paulo saltó a fama internacional con la exitosa canción "Music Is My Hot Hot Sex". Aunque los álbumes previos de CSS, Cansei De Ser Sexy (2006) y Burro (2008), fueron creados para la pista de baile, este álbum es mas maduro en cuanto a su temática y sonido. Además, tienen un fantástico sentido del humor, lo cual explica el nombre de la banda ("Me Cansé De Ser Sexy"), algo que supuestamente fue dicho por Beyoncé.

Pero fans de la actitud despreocupada de CSS no tienen de que preocuparse. Siguen siendo la banda fiestera de la cual te enamoraste hace años. Simplemente ahora estan mirando mas alla del glam pop que los lanzó a la fama.

El primer corte de La Liberación "Hits Me Like A Rock", es una muy bien producida canción de verano junto a Bobby Gillespie, cantante de la conocida banda de rock escosesa Primal Scream.

A pesar de otras colaboraciones con artistas de alto calibre como el pianista Mike Garson (conocido por sus colaboraciones con David Bowie, Nine Inch Nails, Smashing Pumpkins y el dúo electrónico Ratatat) la canción "La Liberación", cantada en español, es la estrella del disco. Es energética y sexy, aunque tan solo dure dos minutos.

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