Fabio Bianchini is one of those guys that would qualify for the employee of the month, with framed picture on the wall.
He is also a pioneer.
Fabio is from the 1990′s generation that signed “Indie Brazil” internet mailing list, likes BMX Bandits and Yo La Tengo and publishes fanzines. His “job” at midsummer madness began in the summer of 1996, with the release of Superbug’s first cassete tape “Baby, Baby” and later, in 2003, a 4-song EP called “Hot Milk”.
So, when Bianchini sent us an e-mail in 2008 telling that he had new songs, we immediately thought it was Superbug stuff.
It was not.
He then introduced us to Os Gambitos. He is still not sure if his solo project is called Gambitos or Os Gambitos… In a seaside town like Florianópolis, full of perfect bodies strolling around the beach, if you have thin legs (gambitos) or not, deciding on the band’s name makes a huge difference: is it yours or someone else’s?
Bianchini has two new songs: “Ghosts” and “Pop Songs Your Tinder Match is too stupid to know about”. But why making it 2 separate singles instead of an EP? “I had two cool pictures that I wanted to use as cover arts, ” he explains.
Lyrics for the latter (here) are full of references to bands like Wilco, Jesus & Mary Chain, Alvvays, Teenage Fanclub, Pastels, and also to Brazilian bands you probably never heard of, like Deep Noise, Wry, Cigarettes, The Concept, Minds Away, Magic Glow, Weed, Frabin, Pelvs, Low Dream, Sleepwalkers and Grenade.
It tells a story of a Tinder match that does not share the same excitement for indie bands. After listing names, he gives up after realising that the match has never ever heard of The Pastels.
Does Bianchini ever dreamt of finding such a perfect combination in Tinder? “Once I met a girl who said how wonderful Neutral Milk Hotel was. Everything can happen, man.”
Listen to Gambitos