Luísa Maita preps N. American tour, new album; here’s the first single

São Paulo chanteuse Luísa Maita’s sophomore album, Fio da Memória, is due out at the end of next month. The title track is already available via Bandcamp, and supporters will be able to download the album on the Brazilian release date, Sept. 23; the physical CD will be on sale in the U.S. on Sept. 30.

“Fio da Memória” (listen below) finds Maita enmeshed in downtempo electronic textures that nevertheless sound quintessentially Brazilian.

The track sound less like her 2010 debut, Lero Lero, than like Tamoios, a short-lived side project she developed in 2014 with collaborators including Ladytron’s Daniel Hunt.

That side project wasn’t the only thing Maita did in the six years that elapsed between her two full-length albums. She toured constantly, was featured on NPR, got director Richard Linklater to include two of her songs in the soundtrack to Boyhood, and popped up in the Olympics twice, performing at the London closing ceremony in 2012 and at the Rio opening ceremony a couple of weeks ago.

Maita is ready to keep the forward momentum going with a North American tour to support the new album. Check out the dates:

  • Sept. 23 – Toronto, Ontario @ Ontario Place (Small World Music Festival)
  • Sept. 25 – Montreal, Quebec @ Bar le Ritz PDB (POP Montréal Int’l Music Festival)
  • Sept. 26 – South Burlington, Vermont @ Higher Ground
  • Sept. 27 – Cambridge, Massachusetts @ The Regattabar
  • Sept. 29 – New York @ Subrosa
  • Sept. 30 – New York @ Subrosa
  • Oct. 1 – Austin, Texas @ Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Music Festival)
  • Oct. 4 – Chicago @ Martyrs’
  • Oct. 8 – Austin, Texas @ Zilker Park (Austin City Limits Music Festival)
  • Oct. 10 – Oakland, California @ Yoshi’s
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Sergio Barreto

Brazilian-American editor, web developer and (occasional) event promoter. As founder and content director for this site, I keep an eye on what's wrong with Brazil, but what really makes my heart beat faster is sharing the exciting things happening in Brazilian tech, music, film, and other creative industries.

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