Brazilian electronic pop group Bonde do Rolê will release their second full-length, Tropicalbacanal, on June 26 via Diplo’s label Mad Decent. The record, which follows 2007′s With Lasers, was produced by Diplo and Filip Nikolic (of the L.A. duo Poolside) with help from British producer Mumdance and Munich’s Schlachthofbronx. It features guest spots…
Bonde Do Role follow the announcement of their Coachella appearance with the news of a run of U.S. tour dates from late April and the confirmation of their new line up.’ Featuring not one, but two new female vocalists who were chosen via auditions held in conjunction with MTV Brasil, Ana Bernardino and Laura Taylor will join the band for a ramped up set featuring new songs, covers, and old Bonde classics.
D’eyrot and Gorky conducted a televised search for their new MCs, eventually choosing Laura and Ana from some 100 initial applicants. In addition to actually performing, contestants had to live with the Bonde boys in Gorky’s garage for one whole week, compete at karaoke, and yes, engage in a pretty unique twist on mud wrestling. “Me and Pedro were dressed as pigs and the girls had to catch us,” recounts Gorky. “In the end we were all super dirty, but it was a lot of fun!”