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O Black Drawing Chalks fez uma parada no Canadá enquanto não chegava South by Southwest. Eles tocaram no Canadian Music Week 2009, que tem no line up principal nomes como Bloc Party e Ting Things. Quem passou pelo show deles foi o pessoal do site “Too High to Get it Right” e disse que, desde o Sepultura, essa deveria ser a melhor exportação de música alta do Brasil. Não apenas destacou o BDC como melhor surpresa da noite, como disse que a maior decepção foi ter voltado para casa sem um CD deles.

Since you’re probably not familiar with them, Black Drawing Chalks are a mustachioed Brazilian heavy rock foursome, with plenty of sick riffing and retro fuzz. It’s worth noting that their bassist could be Brant Bjork’s Brazilian bastard love child. The resemblance is fucking uncanny! Anyhoo, BDC brought me outta the cold in no time, blazing through a 40-minute set of high energy heavy rock. They even brought their Brazilian manager/label head on stage with them to sing backing vocals on one track, and I recognized the dude from a Latin American music seminar at last year’s conference. One thing they didn’t bring with them was CDs or merch, and that turned out to be a real bummer for me. Their tunes would definitely own my stereo for the next little while, but I’m not sure I’m prepared to pay the shipping fees to order online from Brazil, even if they’re half as bad as shipping from, say, Metal Blade Europe. But when I raved about Spirits of the Dead at NXNE and bemoaned their lack of music for sale, I got a copy of their CD in the mail a few months later, so perhaps it’s not just wishful thinking to hope for the same from Black Drawing Chalks, hint, hint…

FRIDAY’S PLEASANT SURPRISE: Black Drawing Chalks. After Angra dissolved and Sepultura went tribal, these guys might be Brazil’s best loud music export!

FRIDAY’S MAJOR DISAPPOINTMENT: In spite of all the bad shit that happened, my biggest disappointment was not getting my hands on a Black Drawing Chalks CD. Yes Virginia, they’re really that good!”

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