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O Presidente

San Francisco, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012 | SELF

San Francisco, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2012
Band Rock Pop



The best kept secret in music


"Bi-coastal kids: O Presidente drops debut ‘Clube de Futebol,’ setting up shop in the Bay Area in 2013"

The band’s varied roots, including their interest in Brazilian and other Afro-Caribbean influences, doo-wop, and ’50s and early ’60s American and British pop, are patent on Clube de Futebol, an entertaining, rocking, and even sometimes crooning record, replete with beautiful instrumentation and songwriting. - Jason Shane, The Bay Bridged

"Stream O Presidente’s sophomore full length Crazy Swells; album release party Saturday at Bottom of the Hill"

Almost two years after returning to the Bay Area following graduation from Wesleyan University, the members of O Presidente are back with their second full length album, a nine-track gem entitled Crazy Swells, and the band is celebrating this Saturday with an album release party at Bottom of the Hill. The Tambo Rays and Hot Flash Heat Wave support.

The SF-via-Middletown, Connecticut quintet surprised their supporters this past Tuesday by dropping that new record four days early exclusively on Bandcamp, just days after offering Crazy Swells’ lead single and opening track “Party With Me”. The album picks up where 2013’s Clube de Futebol left off, mixing elements of doo-wop, Brazilian Tropicália, pop, and garage rock goodness into a sound that is all their own here in the Bay. - Jason Shane, The Bay Bridged

"Chart Discovery: O Presidente (WESU) And The Limiñanas (WXDU)"

“The Way Your Mama Taught You” and “Buddy” are immediate highlights, with all the hooks and pop cheer needed to bring sun and surf into short winter days, but the entire album, below (via Bandcamp), is a worthy listen. - Lisa Hresko, Editor-in-Chief CMJ

"O Presidente The She’s and Metacomet Perform at Bottom of the Hill TONIGHT"

O Presidente combines 50s and 60s style sounds with a modern garage rock sound. Within the last year, they have released a new album titled “Clube De Futebol” which includes the song, “Buddy”. This track emits distorted vocals, catchy, doo-wop melodies, and a lo-fi sound. - Victor Casillas Valle, The Deli Magazine

"Local Licks: This week, we review O Presidente, Cocktails, and CAVALISA."

That professional touch [of production team Matthew Melton and Patrick Haight] — in addition to the band's exploration of Brazilian tropicália — helps set Clube de Futebol apart from similar albums of sweet Fifties-throwback songs. And instead of being buried in distortion and reverb, vocals are clearer and higher in the mix, bringing sincerity to brooding love songs like "Bed and Sofa" and "California." - Whitney Phaneuf, East Bay Express

"Locals' Night: O Presidente, the Tambo Rays, and Hot Flash Heat Wave at Bottom of the Hill"

Three burgeoning local bands bring their talents to Bottom of the Hill this Saturday night, Jan. 10, ushering in 2015 with revelry and infectious guitar hooks. The headliner for the night, O Presidente, is celebrating the release of its second album. Far from a sophomore slump, Crazy Swells builds on the band's 2013 debut Clube de Futebol, infusing alternative rock song structures with Afro-Cuban rhythms and lyrical styles reminiscent of Elvis Costello. - Martin Hirshland, SF Weekly


Rounding out a night of local acts is O Presidente who will be dropping their second record following last years Clube de Futebol which is nothing less than a laid back surf soaked ode to Golden State day drinking. -

"Review: Warm Soda"

O Presidente came next, their tropical melodies quickly infecting the jittery crowd. The Wesleyan group’s jangly doo-wop was reminiscent of Blue Album era Weezer, yet clearly influenced by Shannon and the Clams, Sonny and the Sunsets, and the Bay Area pop resurgence that Warm Soda have grown out of. Though O Presidente’s sunny pop is sure to warm you up on a chilly Connecticut evening, their surfy jams are more fitting of summer nights on the golden state coast. - Ethan Hill, Aural Wes

"O Presidente Deals With the Real By Tapping Into Music Past"

Music-wise, O Presidente is all over the place, time, and space. Over 35 minutes, Clube De Futebol hops between Buddy Holly-esque rock and roll, California-style beach punk a la Wavves and Girls, and a host of others that I don’t particularly care to pin down—too much idol-finding takes away some of the credit the band should get for what in the end is their own originality.

(Excerpt from longer article) - Gabe Rosenberg, Wesleying

"Props from the Masterer"

Mastered a really, really good record today for O Presidente, an up and coming outfit from San Francisco...Great 50's/early 60's vibe to the sound and songwriting. - Patrick Haight, Spot-on Sound


Crazy Swells - 2nd LP

Clube De Futebol - Debut LP

Buddy b/w Teen Wolf - Promo Single

Music From Little Spoon - EP



O Presidente began at Wesleyan University, the school that spawned such acts as MGMT, Santigold, and Das Racist. After graduating, the band relocated to its native San Francisco, the land of garage psychedelia. Over the past two and a half years, O Presidente has established itself in the robust Bay Area music scene, playing with such acts as Warm Soda, Guantanamo Baywatch, Gravy's Drop, Cocktails, and The SHE'S. In January 2013, O Presidente released its debut full-length album, Clube de Futebol, which was produced with help from Rob Good and Matthew Melton of Warm Soda and Patrick Haight, who works on the majority of Burger Records' releases.  Drawing influence from from early rock and roll, 70s power pop, and Brazilian tropicalia, the album garnered both local and national press from publications, like The Bay Bridged, the Deli Magazine, and the CMJ.  In January 2015, O Presidente followed up Clube de Futebol with Crazy Swells, an album that has already begun to make waves in the Bay Area and beyond.

Band Members