The first time we heard São Paulo's Luísa Maita was on NPR, we were cooking with tempeh for the first time. They played the original "Lero-Lero," all guitars and congas, a post-samba Relaxi Taxi. It's about her voice, obviously, which DJ/rupture neeearly leaves alone. The song stays sweet, he just kicks it along, quadrupling the drums, sneaking in garage bass wobble. You think it's one thing then it reverbs out, guitars aren't guitars anymore, chimes rain in and you burned the broccoli. We suck at cooking, she's good at singing, he's good at beats. See her live on tour (and in New York tomorrow at SOBs) and check out the original album and the remixes.
November 02, 2010