a little bit of joy…

December 4, 2008

 

little joy by autumn de wilde, extracted from band's myspace page

little joy by autumn de wilde, extracted from band's myspace page


Little joy – Brand new start 

It’s been long since I last posted here. I’m sorry for disappearing, but the changes in my life in the last few months have made me hide inside my own skin. For a long time I haven’t felt like talking, haven’t felt like letting the world know what is going on with me.

I’m living in a new city, a place where I don’t and never will fit in. I have a new job, which I am no longer happy with. I have met some people, but very few have had the appeal for a possible friendship. This is the first time in 8 years that I am living away from the ocean, which appears to be irreplaceable. I feel that part of me has died and I just can’t move on. I see myself in my dreams, I imagine the near future and I work hard so the time goes by quickly. I know better days will come, and that hope and an also irreplaceable love gets me out of bed every morning.

After several attempts to get back to my blog, I got home after a typical average day at work to find a message from a loved one from LA sitting on my instant messenger. It was telling me about nothing less than the band of the year. The band which brought me joy and made me stop all my projects to announce them to the world. I’m talking about “Little Joy”, formed by The Strokes’ brazilian drummer Fabrizio Moretti, Los Hermanos’ brazilian singer/guitarist Rodrigo Amarante, and the american musician Binki Shapiro. The trio has just released its self-titled debut album, which for me was just like love at first sight.  The album brings all the romance from Los Hermanos and the swing from The Strokes, translating into high quality indie rock with a good taste of the new bossa nova.  The project is named after Echo Park’s dive bar “Little Joy”, located on West Sunset Boulevard; place where I have spent several nights of my life.

During my last trip to Brazil two years ago, I found Los Hermanos’ latest album “4”. I brought it back to North America and played it to as many people as I could, and I’ve always wished they had at least one song written in english; so my friends could feel what I feel when I listen to their music. Los Hermanos has always been one of my favorite brazilian bands, it is something that makes me proud of being Brazilian. Now, three weeks before I head back to the tropical country, I bring with me a fresh pearl from North America made by brazilians for the world. If you haven’t bought their album yet, you are missing out. Buy it and spread the word!

As for now I guess I am going to take advantage of the season and make this a brand new start…

Little Joy’s Myspace

source: cibele bossi, echo park – los angeles.