Brazilian Girls, ‘Talk to La Bomb’ (Verve Forecast)
Languages roll off Sabina Sciubba’s tongue with the same sexy insouciance that genres spring from her bandmates’ fingers. On “Jique,” the opening track of Brazilian Girls’ second album, she mashes up Spanish, French, German, and oh yeah, English. This New York-based band of vagabonds makes multicultural, cosmopolitan, intellectual dance music: Ibiza meets punk, dub goes tango, trance gets smart. And with her tongue-in-chic costumes and cool delivery, Sciubba could be the 21st century’s first superstar-style siren — no translation necessary.
Now Hear This: “Jique” (DOWNLOAD MP3)