Brazilian Girls is a band from New York City known for their eclectic blend of electronic dance music with musical styles as diverse as tango, chanson, house, reggae and lounge (but no Brazilian rhythms at all). None of the members are actually from Brazil and the only female in the band is Sabina Sciubba. Other members include keyboardist Didi Gutman and drummer Aaron Johnston and Jesse Murphy.
The band released three studio albums: their self-titled debut on 1 February 2005, Talk to La Bomb in 12 September 2006, and New York City on 5 August 2008.
The band itself formed in 2003, while rocking out at a New York club, Nublu. While playing a weekly gig, the band wrote many of the original songs that would appear on their debut album, which was eventually released in February 2005.
In 2006, the band recorded "Crosseyed And Painless" for the AIDS benefit album Silencio=Muerte: Red Hot + Latin Redux produced by the Red Hot Organization, as well as releasing their second album, entitled Talk to La Bomb
Their third album, New York City came out in 2008. They toured through October, at which time the band took a break for Sciubba to deliver a child. The song "Good Time" off of New York City was featured in an ad for Amstel Light.
In 2009 the album "New York City" is nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Dance/Electronica Album.
On January 25, 2011, the band wrote to its fans on Facebook: "It's becoming painfully obvious the band Brazilian Girls is over. We thank you from all our heart for your loving support and all the fun we had. ... Who knows, maybe when we're old and grey we'll do a reunion tour!"
In June 2011, despite rumors of a split, Brazilian Girls collaborated with Forró in the Dark and Angélique Kidjo on the track Aquele Abraço for the Red Hot Organization's newest charitable album "Red Hot+Rio 2." Proceeds from the sales will be donated to raise awareness and money to fight AIDS/HIV and related health and social issues.
In April 2012 the band reunited, playing live shows and recording new material.
In February 2014 Sabina Sciubba releases a solo record on Bar None Records, called Toujours.
- Brazilian Girls (Verve Records) (1 February 2005)
- Talk to La Bomb (Verve Records) (12 September 2006)
- New York City (Verve Records) (5 August 2008)
Singles & EPs
- Lazy Lover EP (self-released) (2004)
- Don't Stop (Verve Records) (2005)
- More Than Pussy – The Remix EP (Verve Forecast) (2007)
- Brazilian Girls: Live in NYC (Verve Records and iTunes) (2005)