Pop Quiz: Cansei de Ser Sexy

Aidin Vaziri | Earlier this year, the spandex-clad Brazilian indie-rock collective Cansei de Ser Sexy released its second album, “Donkey,” to mixed reviews. The group’s live shows, however, remain unanimously joyous, featuring plenty of smutty lyrics, sexy electro-pop tunes and synthetic materials. The band’s producer, songwriter and token male member, Adriano Cintra, told us how singer Lovefoxxx fits into her skin-tight outfits, what other bands the CSS members like to have on the stereo while getting down and about life on the road with four women. CSS plays Saturday at the Treasure Island Music Festival.


Adriano Cintra of Cansei de Ser Sexy
Q: Your first hit was called “Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above.” What other bands do you like to listen to when you make love?
A: I don’t like listening to music to have sex. I think most people use that to cover up being loud. I live by myself, and if the neighbors start banging on the wall, I bang back.
Q: How does one go shopping for spandex outfits? What should they look for?
A: Well, our singer Lovefoxxx gets her unitards made by Peggy Noland from Kansas. So it’s not like she goes shopping for them. But I’ve seen some Lovefoxxx-inspired hot pants at H&M once in Budapest. And American Apparel has a lot of spandex, too. I love American Apparel. It’s very handy.
Q: Do you frequently have to sew yourself into your clothes?
A: Ha! No! Although Lovefoxxx is pretty ace at contortions to get inside two, three unitards per show. … I always go onstage with the clothes I spent the day in. Continue reading.

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