FAVELA RISING is a Brazilian fronted d-beat band that sings in Portuguese and is based out of Minneapolis, MN. The have a very old school sound, a message of political unrest and have been playing basements in the local underground scene on and off for the past 5 years. Their first ever recorded track appeared on the Profane Existence WELCOME TO MINNEAPOLIS 7″ compilation. After it’s release their singer, Marcio, decided to bring the band back into the studio to record for a split 7″ with a band from Brazil called DEATH FROM ABOVE. Marcio decided he wanted to start up his own d.i.y. label, Lixo Social Records, and release the record himself… So after months of saving, toils and tribulations, networking, and figuring out just how and where to get everything done the FAVELA RISING / DEATH FROM ABOVE split is now out! In celebration of it’s release we are putting together a special that includes both their releases plus some extras.
PE Special #15 includes:
- FAVELA RISING/DEATH FROM ABOVE 7″
- WELCOME TO MINNEAPOLIS 7″ (featuring Favela Rising)
- Extra Welcome To Minneapolis Poster (for your wall!)
- Favela Rising “D-Beat Maniac” Patch (hand screened by Gary from MISERY)
VARIOUS ARTISTS: Welcome to Minneapolis: 7″
This is a six-band compilation of heavy, basement-dwelling punks from Minneapolis. Lots of leather and spikes and seething anger. My favorites here are Ponx Attax and Favela Rising. The only band I really couldn’t get into was Kontrasekt. The record also features pictures of shows and all the bands by local photographer Adam Degross. Nice shots, for sure. It makes me feel good to know this stuff is happening all over the place! -Ty Stranglehold