First off, I don’t speak a lick of Portuguese, and my Spanish is limited to words I’ve picked up from futbol. Words and phrases like tiro de esquina (corner kick), falta (foul), tarjeta roja (red card), gol (goal), golazo (A wonderful goal), and ay ya ya (I can’t believe the number 10 for Santos just missed an open shot in front of goal). So, Garotas Suecas, which I’m told translates to Swedish Girls, could just as well be five, young Brazilians shakin’ and groovin’ like it’s what they were born to do. After all, that’s who they are, a young band of Brazilian upstarts with a love for vintage soul, garage rock, and all things gettin’ down. Check out the video for “Dificil de Domar” and just try to keep yourself still. Toe tapping and head nodding are all but guaranteed, and for the less inhibited of you, there just may be some gettin’ down in your near future.
YOUTUBE: Garotas Suecas – Dificil de Domar
Garotas Suecas were recently featured in Carrie Brownstein’s Monitor Mix blog for NPR, and have a date at the Beachland Tavern with Hot Cha Cha and Arte Povera on Tuesday, March 31st.