With Austin’s South By Southwest Conference only 10 days away, the anticipation felt by bands, labels, promoters, and fans is nearing its pinnacle. This five-day event has the ability to introduce genre-defying acts, launch unknowns into the stratosphere, and help indie labels make a statement in the industry. Plus attendees have the advantage of hearing hundreds of acts all within stumbling distance. The Brazilian garage/soul/rock fusion band Garotas Suecas used last year’s event as a launching pad, being touted as Spin Magazine’s “One of 20 must-hear Artists from SXSW 2009”.
Garotas Suecas, Swedish Girls in Portugese, blend American soul with bright, colorful Brazilian horns and shaking rythms, to create an infectiously funky beat lifting listeners to their feet and propelling them across the dance floor. With Brazil already under their spell, the six-piece comprised of Guilherme Saldanha (vocals and harmonica), Irina Bertolucci Chermont (organ), Perdido (bass), Sesa (guitar) and the Paoliello brothers, Nico (drums) and Tomaz (guitar) are bringing their show to the states.
Garotas Suecas will commence their tour with seven appearances at this year’s South by Southwest, followed by shows on each coast. In case you forgot, the group’s SXSW stops include a performance at CoS and Sled Island’s SXSW Party. Head here to secure you entrance, as only 499 individuals will be fortunate enough to experience the amazing up-and-coming lineup. To coincide the tour, American Dust is releasing a 7″ single March 16th. The release will include both “Codinome Dinamite”, which can be heard below, and ”Ghostwriter”. If you cannot make it to one of these shows listed below, the band hints at a new full-length LP and extended US tour this fall.
Garotas Suecas SXSW 2010 Events:
03/18 – Austin, TX @ CoS/Sled Island event
03/18 – Austin, TX @ Chain Drive
03/19 – Austin, TX @ Emo’s East
03/19 – Austin, TX @ Design Within Reach/Everloving Party
03/19 – Austin, TX @ Beauty Bar
03/20 – Austin, TX @ Cheep Up Charlies
03/20 – Austin, TX @ Spiderhouse
Garotas Suecas 2010 Tour Dates:
03/23 – Palm Springs, CA @ Space 120
03/24 – Los Angeles, CA @ Spaceland
03/25 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Shop
03/26 – Portland, OR @ East End
03/27 – Seattle, OR @ Comet Tavern
03/29 – Philadelphia, PA @ Kung Fu Necktie
03/30 – Gratham, PA @ Messiah College
03/31 – Middletown, CT @ Wesleyan College
04/01 – Brooklyn, NY @ Knitting Factory
04/02 – New York, NY @ Cake Shop
04/03 – Princeton, NJ @ Terrance Club