A product of the post-millenial East Village artist enclave Nublu, Brazilian Girls have been making exceptional strides within the pop music landscape since forming in 2003. Not confined by genre, their sound is an amalgamation of rock, lounge, latin, and electronic dance music with lyrics in no fewer than six languages. With three albums (the most recent being the Grammy nominated and aptly-titled New York City) under their belt, the Brazilian Girls continue to make music from the pot that ceases to melt. Hailing from Argentina, Italy, and the U.S., we take a look into their jet-set sounds and find out what inspires this international band of mystery.
Bjork - "Bjork is one my favorite women as far as fashion goes. She has a unique style that goes without saying. I'm influenced by her but not too much that it becomes short sighted." - Sabina
Loie Fuller - "I don't know how familiar people are with her but at the end of the 1800's she worked with costumes and outfits that we're incredibly inspiring." - Sabina
Anthony Korf & The Riverside Symphony - "We recently had the chance to meet Anthony Korf from the Riverside Symphony and their symphony No. 3 is amazing and has really influenced us lately." - Didi
Francis Bacon - "I've always liked Francis Bacon's work. It's sizzling. I guess like the sizzling sound of bacon or something." - Sabina
Laurie Anderson - "We've just come out of a phase where we've been listening to Laurie Anderson's Big Science quite a bit. It's a great sound that's also amazing." - Didi
Frida Kahlo - "Frida Kahlo's work has had a great impact on me. I think her work is beautiful and inspirational to look at." - Sabina
Grace Jones - "I think Grace Jones is someone who has great style and she's always been quite out there with it." - Sabina
Robert Wilson - "I'm a big fan of the playwright Robert Wilson's work. I particularly like the way his sets look and the emotional effect of that they give off. He's very original and a big influence to us." - Sabina
Nublu - “Nublu is one place that really inspired us from the get go. Everybody there is an artist, clothing designer, painter, musician or actor. It’s where we got our start and we love playing and hanging out there.”
Le Poisson Rouge - “Le Poisson Rouge is a place on Bleeker Street. It’s a nice comfortable place with a cool concept. You should really go and check it out.”
Joe’s Pub- “There’s always something interesting happening at Joe's Pub. It's definitely one of our favorite venues in the city.”
Tropicalia in Furs - "Tropicalia in Furs is a cool little record shop on 5th Street in the East Village. They have all sorts of Brazilian stuff and Tropicalia. A very nice selection and a cool place."
Rugby - "The Rugby shop in the Village is a good place to shop for clothes. They have comfortable stuff that's pretty easy."
Rozalb de Mura - "Rozalb de Mura are designer friends of ours from Romania. They make very original clothing and they're excellent designers. In fact, the dress I'm wearing now (in the video) was designed by them."