Forro in the Dark

Great new album!! I can’t stop listening to it!

Check it out here!

From the review at EARPLUG:

“Forro is a jumpy, accordion-driven, polka-like style that emerged in the hills of northeastern Brazil, so there’s something appealingly incongruous about revamping the genre into a soundtrack for urban scenesters. The New York six-piece Forro in the Dark, led by singer/percussionist Mauro Refosco, leave the accordion out and opens the sound up a bit (it’s usually played by trios, not sextets). They write good songs, too, which helps. “Que Que Tu Fez” sounds like a wedding dance in progress; opener “Indios dos Norte” jumps up to get down like prime Balkan gypsy music. Guest vocal spots by David Byrne, Bebel Gilberto, and Miho Hatori make sense on an album with such world appeal, but they’re mere icing on the party cake.”

Here’s a sketch Adrian Tomine (artist of the wonderful “Optic Nerve”) did of the band for The New Yorker:

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Posted on by Joshua Dysart Posted in Journal, Music

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