The double EP, one half from Portugal, the other from Slovakia, incorporates English, Portuguese, and Slovak lyrics and combines several musical genres including Indie Rock and World Music. The album developed from collaborations with European bands AA Tigre, The Loosers, Gala Drop, and Vanilla Club. Each limited edition album cover is hand-stamped and numbered 1-500.
Formed in 2007 by American expat Nathan Lively, the band (from Austin, Portugal, Spain, Switzerland and Slovakia) combines ingredients of American alternative rock, low-fi electronic beats, and traditional Spanish music, resulting in a distinct, original flavor. All the musicians are neo-traveling gypsies--disillusioned with the American dream, looking for new value with wanderlust in their bones. The Austin Chronicle listed the band as a Top Pick of the 2008 SXSW music festival. Chronicle reviewer Doug Freeman cited the band’s greatest strength is, “male/female vocals softly intertwining over sparse indie electronics.”
Ze Dos Frangos information, tour dates, and music downloads are available at www.zedosfrangos.com.