Brazilian Girls in concert at Terminal 5 in New York City in December 2007
|Origin||New York City, New York, U.S.|
|Genres||Alternative dance, downtempo, electronic, dance-punk|
|Years active||2003–2010 , 2012 –present|
|Labels||Verve Records, Verve Forecast|
Brazilian Girls is a band from New York City known for their eclectic blend of electronic dance music with musical styles as diverse as tango, chanson, house, reggae and lounge (but no Brazilian rhythms at all). None of the members are actually from Brazil and the only female in the band is Sabina Sciubba. Other members include keyboardist Didi Gutman and drummer Aaron Johnston and Jesse Murphy.
The band formed in 2003, rocking out at a New York club, Nublu. While playing a weekly gig, the band wrote many of the original songs that would appear on their debut album, which was eventually released in February 2005.
In 2007, the band released their second album, entitled Talk to La Bomb, featuring the single "Jique." They toured widely across the United States, Latin America and Europe, appearing on several TV shows, notably David Letterman and Jimmy Kimmel.
Their third album, New York City came out in 2008. They toured through October, at which time the band took a break for Sciubba to deliver a child. The song "Good Time" off of New York City was featured in an ad for Amstel Light.
In 2008 David Byrne appeared as a guest on their single 'I'm losing myself'.
In 2009 the album "New York City" was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album.
In June 2011, despite rumors of a split, Brazilian Girls collaborated with Forró in the Dark and Angélique Kidjo on the track Aquele Abraço for the Red Hot Organization's newest charitable album "Red Hot+Rio 2." Proceeds from the sales will be donated to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/HIV and related health and social issues.
In April 2012 the band reunited, playing live shows and recording new material.
On 12 March 2015, during the band's well-attended performance at Thalia Hall in Chicago's Pilsen Historic District, band member Sabina Sciubba as well as the keyboardist repeatedly announced that the band's new album has just been completed and will be issued later in the year.
- Brazilian Girls (Verve Records) (1 February 2005)
- Talk to La Bomb (Verve Records) (12 September 2006)
- New York City (Verve Records) (5 August 2008)
Singles & EPs
- Lazy Lover EP (self-released) (2004)
- Don't Stop (Verve Records) (2005)
- More Than Pussy – The Remix EP (Verve Forecast) (2007)
- Jeffries, David. "Brazilian Girls / AllMusic". Allmusic.com. Retrieved 25 July 2009.
- Miller, Winter; Bracken, Kassie (7 October 2006). "Sabina Sciubba Discusses Her Music". The New York Times. Retrieved 25 February 2009.
- warren, bruce. "My Morning Download: "Toujours" by Sabina Sciubba". wxpn.com.
The lead singer of the band, Sabina Sciubba, is going to release her solo debut album soon; it features the song “Toujours”
|Wikimedia Commons has media related to Brazilian Girls.|
- New York Times interview with Sabina Sciubba
- Rehearsal Space: Brazilian Girls
- LAist.com 9/23/08 Interview with Sabina Sciubba