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by Jason Gregory

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Sao Paulo natives CSS - which is short for Cansei De Ser Sexy (tired for being sexy) - formed in 2003. The group consists of five members - Lovefoxxx, Adriano Cintra, Luiza Sá, Ana Rezende, Iracema Trevisan and Carolina Parra.

When the group initially got together, only the drummer could play his instrument. This didn’t deter the band however and they set about recording demos which were then published on the internet.

CSS got much of their early attention thanks to the internet – most notably, Trama Visual, which is the Brazilian Myspace equivalent. The internet support brought the band global attention and consequently they were able to release two independent EP’s in 2004.

Following an appearance at the Tim Festival in Brazil supporting Kraftwerk, the band signed to Trama Virtual. They released their debut album, ‘Cansei de Ser Sexy,’ in October 2005. To celebrate their success thanks to the internet, a limited edition version of the album came with a CD-R so that the album could be copied and given as a gift.

After gaining underground success in their homeland, the band were able to give their debut album an international release in 2006. The album’s first single, ‘Let’s Make Love And Listen To Death From Above,’ became a club smash when it was released in the UK during the summer of 2006. The singles success meant CSS were asked to support Primal Scream, as well as embarking on their own international tour which took to in, America, Mainland Europe and the United Kingdom.

The fashionable CSS have gained a formidable live reputation because of their exuberant and raucous live spectacle, which often includes the group’s lead singer crowd surfing during the songs.

Although their debut album has been available since lat 2005, CSS announced at the beginning of 2007 that they were to re-release the long player, via Sub Pop/Sir Records in the spring of 2007. The album re-release will be preceded by the single ‘Off The Hook,’ and will coincide with a tour which will see the band play their biggest UK venues yet.

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