Friday 21 August 2015

Peixefante - Por Baixo da Blusa

It's time to break new ground here on The Metaphorical Boat, as for the first time since we started, we're writing about a band that hails from Brazil. Specifically, we're talking about Peixefante (whose name is a combination of the Portuguese for "fish" and "elephant", apparently), a five-piece hailing from the city of Goiânia.

Having formed at the start of the year, they released their debut E.P recently, of which the song "Por Baixo da Blusa" (which I believe translates into English as "Under Her Blouse"). But if you're expecting a typical Brazilian sound on this sound, then you're going to be disappointed. However, that disappointment will subside once the song takes you under its spell. It's a chilled-out, psychedelic rock song that calls to mind Mercury Rev very strongly - if it was in English, you could fit it right in the middle of "Deserters Songs" and no-one would batter an eyelid.

"Por Baixo da Blusa" is taken from the E.P "Lorde Pascal", which is out now.

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