Exhibit A: BandaUó.
Mickey Mouse sweater? Check.
High-waisted hot pants on a transgender singer in a Hard Rock t-shirt? Check.
Hawaiian print, mustaches, glitter lipstick, blood and a hypercolor ginger? Check check check check check.
Check out the cuts of street vendor goods (like sunglasses and fake purses) in the video. Street vendors are a central part of how tecnobrega music gets circulated. Tecnobrega producers pass their mixes to the street vendors, who bear the cost of copying and distributing the music in the street but also keep all the profits. The artists get promotion for tecnobrega mega-parties in return, according to Brazilian professor Ronaldo Lemos in the documentary Good Copy Bad Copy.
Their newest video is Rosa, a mash-up of The Strokes’ Last Nite:
Banda Uó plays January 21 at Clube Botafogo in Rio de Janeiro.
Banda Uó’s photo shoot in Modismo Magazine.