As we’ve learned of late, covering Talking Heads’ tunes ain’t the easiest thing to pull off (butchering the Heads’ tunes, well now you’re talking). Unlike Weiland ‘n’ Slash and those publicity hungry Exies, however, the Brazilian Girls’ Head-y take is worth the download. The Girls’ pan-global rhythmic chops are a nice fit for “Crosseyed And Painless,” the quartet serving up the track on a liquid-fusion bassline with enough low-mixed electro texture and groove permutations to keep your attention, and keep you away from your inner purist. Good stuff.
Brazilian Girls – Crosseyed And Painless” (MP3)
The track first appeared on last year’s Red Hot And Latin Redux, though it’s being re-released on Brazilian Girls digital-only remix EP More Than Pussy, featuring Carl Craig’s remix of “Last Call,” two remixes of “Pussy” by armsofghandi, MSTRKRFT’s remix of “Jique,” and two versions of “Crosseyed And Painless” (one in Spanish, hermanos).
More Than Pussy is out tomorrow on the band’s site and on iTunes via Verve Forecast.