Brazil was a band from the Cedar Rapids/Iowa City area in the mid to late nineties. They featured Matt Davis of The Vida Blue/Ten Grand on Guitar and Vocals as well as Jamie and Adam of The Pee Pees each on their respective instruments. With Matt Davis fronting the band they definitely had that chaotic thrashing about emotional punk sound that Matt made famous. The thing that made Brazil so much different than The Vida Blue/Ten Grand was the rhythms of Jamie and Adam. With less of the boombastic math rock jazz grooves of Zach and Bob, they played with a more straight forward sheer force of melodic punk brutality. Adam thrashing his chunky distorted bass and providing his own style of gnarly punk backing vocals, Jamie walloping his snare drum along in perfect time, and Matt frantically shredding his guitar while belting out his screaming vocals.
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