"Brasil is a four-piece band out of Oakland that plays rock ’n’ roll. Rock ’n’ roll with real drums, guitar solos and big, catchy choruses. This album could have easily came out of New York in 1976 or Minnesota in 1984 or even California in 1993, yet it’s not tied to any of these eras. It is very much a product of Oakland, California in 2013." - Amoeba Music, "Music We Like," Spring 2014
"These guys from Oakland, Calif., just put out their self-titled debut, and it appeals to the part of me that worships Guided by Voices, R.E.M. and other solid, smart bands." - USA Today
"One of 2013's most diverse and rewarding local rock 'n' roll albums" - East Bay Express
released October 15, 2013
Jasper Leach: vocals, guitar (left channel), Casiotone
Paul Korte: guitar (right channel), bg. vocals
Tom Ferguson: fuzz bass, shaker
Michael Vattuone: drums, bg. vocals
w/ Joel Robinow: organ
Produced by Brasil with Jay Pelicci
Recorded and Mixed by Jay Pellicci at Tiny Telephone Studios, San
Francisco, CA, January 20-21, February 17, April 25, 2013.
Mastered by Brian Davy at Temple Randolph Studios, San Francisco,
All songs by Jasper Leach, Paul Korte, Tom Ferguson and Michael
Vattuone except "Aries Apparent" by Brasil and William Leach.