Little Brazil Break CMJ's Top 100

posted April 24, 2009

Little Brazil Break CMJ's Top 100

Little Brazil is proving there is more to Omaha indie rock than Saddle Creek and Conor Oberst. "Son," the band's third album (and first for Anodyne Records), is garnering critical praise from the press and college DJs alike. This week the album shoots up the CMJ Top 200 to #67, jumping an impressive 58 spots on the charts, with 20 stations adding the album this week alone.

Son was recorded with AJ Mogis (Cursive, Bright Eyes, Rilo Kiley, The Faint) at ARC Studios in Omaha, and left Billboard to claim "[Singer Landon] Hedges' songwriting skills have grown since the band's early days... Mogis' hand elevates the production to new heights, with majestic-sounding guitars that carry the standout tracks 'Nicholas' and 'Gold,'" and Alternative Press to comment "Son sounds like if Josh Caterer from Smoking Popes listened to a shit-ton of Cursive, the Promise Ring and Hey Mercedes and decided to crank the amps to about 13 or 14 without losing lyrical sincerity... I highly recommend this record."

Little Brazil recently wrapped a run of dates alongside fellow Omaha natives Ladyfinger(ne) and Cursive, which included a stop in Austin at SXSW. The band has a few dates confirmed (see below), but a summer tour is being confirmed and will be announced soon.

  • May 8 The Garage w/ Blood Bones & Tissue and Me As A Pilot Burnsville, MN
  • May 9 The Uptown Bar w/ The Caspain Depression, Toma The 3rd, Noah's Ark Was A Spaceship Minneapolis, MN
  • May 29 The Sydney w/ The Life & Times Omaha, NE