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Check ‘em Out: The River Raid

These Brazilian dance rockers channel CSS and Bonde Do Role but add scathing riffs and punk urgency.

Who? Like fellow Brazilian acts CSS and Bonde Do Role, the River Raid offer danceable beats with punk snarl — but let the comparisons stop there. With a cock-sure swagger, this fuzz-rock quintet’s triple-guitar assault — complimented by vocalists Toni and Praga’s shouting snarls — creates a sonic force that’s like sandpaper to the face. Yet despite their sinister backbeats and barely-controlled six-string chaos, the River Raid’s explosive dance fiesta sounds as if it’s far from tired of being sexy.

Their Latest: The River Raid’s self-titled debut is out now on Red Traxx Music.

Recommended if you like… The Hives, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, the Stooges

Now Hear This: The River Raid, “Time Out”(DOWNLOAD MP3)

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