Morons Say CSS Suxxx

Sunday, April 06, 2008

From Sao Paulo to New Zealand
'You know you wanna dance'

CSS was recently in New Zealand for two shows with Glass Candy; we were there, and so was Moron Says What?!?!. It was one of CSS's last shows before the release of their highly anticipated second album, which we can reveal is going to be called Donkey. The exact release date has not yet been revealed, but the two new songs they played live in Auckland were the best songs of the set.

So, what do we know about the new CSS album? Adriano Cintra recently said in an interview that the band are tired of being dubbed an "electro" band by the press, "Live, we are a rock ’n’ roll band and that’s how we want to be known. It’s really stressful to read 'electro' band". Perhaps then we can expect a rock 'n' roll album from CSS, after-all the new tracks they played live in Auckland did have an obvious rock 'n' roll jive. One thing definitely noticeable was the band's maturity, after spending the whole of 2007 touring they are now a much tighter unit, Cintra saying "live, we are really organic".

Two new songs have done the rounds since their 2006 debut. We have already posted their take on Sleater Kinney's 'I wanna be your Joey Ramone', cleverly twisted to be 'I wanna be your J-Lo' and they have also recorded a cover of L7's 'Pretend We're Dead'. Now we've got our hands on a recent cover of Grizzly Bear's 'The Knife'. The song appears on Grizzly Bear's Friend EP.

CSS- The Knife: MP3

CSS- Myspace

While CSS were conquering the world last year, Auckland band Moron Says What?!?! were dreaming of one day doing the same. Yesterday MSW?!?! sent us two, brand new, fully mastered recordings. We can report that they are super rad, and exceeded even our expectations. At just sixteen years of age, the girls have such an amazing future ahead of them. The mere fact that we are mentioning them on the same post as CSS must mean something.

I was lucky enough to hang out with the girls last weekend when they played in Wellington, and was so impressed by their maturity. Drummer/vocalist, Alessandra, told me about their first ever show with So So Modern, saying they told her to remember to always have fun, and reminded her of the importance in remaining true to their fans and to never become pretentious. Words clearly evident in their stage performance and enthusiasm for life.

Right now their biggest obstacle seems to be playing in bars. At sixteen they still need their parents present (luckily enough they have wonderful mums), but after recently supporting Architecture in Helsinki hopefully things will change.

We have talked a lot about MSW?!?!, and now we finally have the recordings to back up our claims. If you were one of the skeptics when we first posted on MSW?!?! in December 2007, please download these mp3s and give them another chance.

Moron Says What?!?!- Sleep: MP3

Moron Says What?!?!- Wikipedia: MP3

Moron Says What?!?!- Myspace


At 6:06 PM, April 06, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Lovin' the bbe refrence.


At 10:25 AM, April 09, 2008, Anonymous Anonymous said...

nickole looks like a douche. ahaha.

At 1:04 PM, April 16, 2008, Blogger Divinyl said...

You know, you might be winning me over on Moron Says What...but don't tell anyone ;o) Wikipedia sounds like Le Tigre...which is a very good thing indeed! x


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