Driving Music

January 2, 2014
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Why hello, 2014.

We promised a busy year and we’re starting this Saturday, in Cabo Frio. I played a solo concert there last year and had a fantastic time, so it seemed more than fair to share that with the rest of the band.

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December 20, 2013
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Goodbye 2013

This has been a somewhat slow year for Driving Music, even though we were still busy working on projects that were slightly off the radar. We had a line up change – with new drummer Marcello Cals (former Lasciva Lula) joining after Gustavo Matos left -, played a very low key pocket show at an University in Rio and focused on other things but playing live, like recording soundtracks and writing new material. Still, there is no better way to wave the year goodbye than playing live, and that’s what we’re doing next Saturday, at Solar de Botafogo, here in Rio. We’ve been on that stage twice before and it’s one of our favorite venues in town, so we’re happy to celebrate the passing of the year in full, electrified fashion. Expect to hear a lot more from us in 2014.

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July 29, 2013
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Comic Sans

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June 13, 2013
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Curitiba: Driving Music (solo) & Farfalis

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June 6, 2013
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Free pocket show in Rio / Pocket show grátis na PUC-Rio

First full band show of 2013, with our new drummer. And it’s free! If you happen to be in Rio next Monday morning, check the info below.

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A partir de segunda-feira, começa na PUC-Rio a exposição JVTD é apenas uma palavra, reunindo diversas manifestações de cultura jovem. Entre elas, está o Studio K, um estúdio de som montado em um container onde se apresentarão, também, algumas bandas convidadas.

O Driving Music terá o prazer de inaugurar o Studio K, com um pocket show grátis na manhã de segunda-feira. Esta será também a primeira apresentação com a nova formação da banda, que agora conta com o baterista Marcello Cals (ex-Lasciva Lula).

Como não somos mais tão jovens assim, o horário do show é ideal praquela turma que já anda de graça em ônibus e tem fila especial no banco e no supermercado: 8h45 da manhã. É, também, o horário de intervalo entre a primeira e a segunda aula na PUC, o que parece ser uma maneira eficiente de garantir que a turma mais jovem já estará fora da cama. E como é segunda-feira, é também providencial pra quem quiser uma dose extra de energia antes de começar a semana de trabalho.

O Studio K será montado ao lado do edifício Kennedy, onde ficam os famosos pilotis da PUC-Rio. Para quem gosta de ouvir música ao vivo antes de tomar a primeira xícara de café do dia, é o programa perfeito.

10 Jun. – Driving Music @Studio K
PUC-Rio – Rua Marquês de São Vicente, 225, Gávea, Rio de Janeiro
8:45am – 9:30am
FREE SHOW / SHOW GRÁTIS

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May 28, 2013
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Home alone sessions vol. 2

“He looked at her from a distance, through the blinding rays of light that coated that eerily clear-skied morning, and had the impression her skin was slowly melting into a puddle of water that was salty, ultimately undrinkable”.

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May 27, 2013
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Comic Sans in high quality free mp3s

We have uploaded a higher quality version of Comic Sans to our NoiseTrade page. Until last week, the album was available for free only in 192kbps files but now you can get Comic Sans free of charge in high quality, 320 kbps bitrate files. All you need is an email adress.

If you happen to have downloaded the album in the past seven days, chances are you already got the better version. But if you only have the 192kbps mp3s, make sure to download it again, ’cause it sounds significantly better than the older version. We have strictly changed the encoding process, though, with no alteration whatsoever on the mix and mastering of the songs.

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Está disponível no NoiseTrade uma versão em mp3s de melhor qualidade de nosso primeiro álbum, Comic Sans. Até a semana passada, o álbum estava disponível para download gratuito apenas em arquivos com bitrate de 192kbps, mas agora é possível baixar o Comic Sans em alta qualidade, em arquivos de 320 kbps, de graça. Basta ter um endereço de email ativo.

Se você por acaso baixou o disco na última semana pelo NoiseTrade, é provável que já tenha a versão de melhor qualidade. Mas se você tem apenas os arquivos em 192kbps, baixe a nova versão, porque houve melhora significativa na qualidade sonora. As mudanças, porém, foram feitas exclusivamente na conversão dos mp3s, sem quaisquer alterações na mixagem ou na masterização.

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May 20, 2013
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Reprises Experimente

Switching to Portuguese for this one:

Para quem perdeu nossa apresentação completa no programa Experimente, do Multishow, seguem os horários das reprises ao longo desta semana.

HORÁRIOS ALTERNATIVOS
21/05 – 06h30 e 13h30
22/05 – 15h30
23/05 – 06h
24/05 – 08h30
25/05 – 12h30

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May 18, 2013
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Experimente

Last year we were invited to record a few songs for the fifth season of Experimente, a live music show on Brazilian cable channel Multishow. Tomorrow, at 6:30 pm Brasília timezone, the show will finally be aired. The episode is shared with the band Fuzzcas and three of our songs will be featured – “Orange Traffic Cones”, “Watching the Wind” and “Strangers in a While”. If you’re not in Brazil, or if you can’t catch the show for some other reason, check out our performance of “Orange Traffic Cones” on HD here.

This performance was the last thing we did with the 2011-2012 line up. We’ve been rehearsing with Marcello Cals (ex-Lasciva Lula), our new drummer, for the past couple months, and hope to play a show and start recording new stuff sometime soon. Stay tuned.

 

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April 4, 2013
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Solo house show in Cabo Frio

From the very inception of Driving Music, I’ve nurtured the idea of playing fully acoustic, living room shows. Even though I’m perfectly happy with how each song’s turned out on Comic Sans and how we’ve been playing them as a band, these songs weren’t born like that, and I’ve often felt that a strong, although fleeting, intimacy could be achieved by just playing them by myself, without proper electricity, on an acoustic guitar. So when Mateus invited me to play at his house, in the beautiful city of Cabo Frio, I was more than willing to drive by the coast with an acoustic guitar and a bag of merch in the trunk of the car to make it happen. And that’s what’s happening this Sunday, which really just feels like a perfect way to wrap up the weekend.

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