Lê Almeida

Lê Almeida

 Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, BRA
SoloRockAlternative

Rock band with loud fuzzy distorted guitars and catchy melodies. Heavily influenced by american lo-fi bands of the early 90's. All lyrics in Portuguese. "The Brazilian answer to Robert Pollard”, according to The Guardian, Lê Almeida records his albums in true lo-fi style and releases them on Transfusão Noise Records, a label founded by him in 2004 in Baixada Fluminense, outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

Biography

Loud guitars can sound displaced beside pop melodies. Not for Lê Almeida. Writing about old jeans, bikes and pills, his songs are saturated with high doses of fuzz which recall guitar bands of the 90's. “The Brazilian answer to Robert Pollard”, according to The Guardian, Lê records his albums in true lo-fi style and releases them on Transfusão Noise Records, a label founded by him in 2004 in Baixada Fluminense, outskirts of Rio de Janeiro.

Having released his first single in 2007, Almeida has by now six records under his belt, including the EPs REVI (2009) and Pré Ambulatório (2012), and the LP Mono Maçã (2011). All of them were pressed in vinyl, with distribution within and outside Brazil, in partnership with other labels, such as Lost Sound Tapes, WeePOP! Records, Pug Records and Vinyl Land. His next LP Paraleloplasmos will be out in early 2015.

A prolific songwriter, Lê has divided himself into aliases and side projects with friends to give vent to all that he composes. Treli Feli Repi, Tape Rec, Babe Florida, Cramapel, Suite Parque, Coloração Desbotada, Refrigerantes and Carpete Florido feature him on vocals, guitars or drums. During the last ten years, Transfusão has released over 70 records, 27 of which Lê has played on and 40 of which he has produced. With so many projects, Lê has played in various cities, paving by himself a new circuit for independent gigs in Brazil.

Since 2013, he has also managed the Escritório (Portuguese for “office”), a Rio de Janeiro-based studio and recreation club that houses parties and new recordings of Transfusão Noise’s bands.

Lê Almeida's entire catalog is availablefor free download at lealmeida.bandcamp.com.

Discography

2007 - Fique bem com dropes de halls  (Single)
2007 - Loufailândia (EP)
2008 - Querida Deal (Single)
2009 - REVI (EP 7")
2010 - Transporpirações (Single)
2011 - Mono Maçã (LP 12")
2012 - Pré-Ambulatório (EP 10")

Set List

1.Pré+Perseguissão de Irmão
2.Vamos Ver o Sol
3.Nunca Nunca
4.Bike Never Die
5.Céu do Quintal
6.Correscondido
7.Ester
8.Saudade Master
9.Amigo Comprimido
10.Meu Jeans
11.Eles Estão na Minha Rua
12.Gran Parque
13.Deni
14.Encrenca
15. Céu do Quintal