Cansei De Ser Sexy, to give them their full name (it translates as "tired of being sexy") are five girls and one guy from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Don't expect indigenous sounds of the shanty town, though: Cansei De Ser Sexy
is proof that disco-punk is now an international currency, eleven tracks of sassy organic dance inspired by the likes of LCD Soundsystem, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Daft Punk, and Sonic Youth not to mention the giddy social whirl of parties, art shows, and sweaty nightclubs that seem to be a key part of the CSS experience (one song here is called 'Meeting Paris Hilton'). Thankfully, what's here is far more stoopid fun than studied cool: 'Let's Make Love And Listen To Death From Above' is a pulsing hipster mating call eerily reminiscent of Tom Tom Club's ace '80s hit 'Wordy Rappinghood', while 'Artbitch' finds frontwoman Lovefoxxx running off at the mouth about the shallowness of creative culture ("I have no portfolio/ And I only show where theres free alcohol"). It doesn't always work, the occasional track (see the ska-tinged 'Alcohol') coming across as a tossed-off in-joke - but regardless, Cansei De Ser Sexy
is packed with ideas, and pretty much a blast from start to close. -Louis Pattison
Major-label reissue of debut album from Sao Paolo indie sensations, who met on social networking sites, formed without being able to play a note and claim that the internet is their homeland. Their raw fusion of untutored, shambolic primitivism, punk energy, electronic noises and Latin American sexiness makes for a short, sweet blast of far out pop music that sounds like nothing else.