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Complicated Animals


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    Times Like These
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    Show Me
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    Bees Take to Honey
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    Sempre Aqui
Complicated Animals make music that glistens in sunshine.
Their self-coined Indie Nova genre, beautifully showcases the magic that happens when Indie Pop & Bossa Nova come together to tell a story. Monica da Silva & Chad Alger met while living in Chicago. They survived the blizzards, by drinking red wine & black coffee. Somewhere in that haze, Chad picked up a guitar, Monica made up some lyrics, and the songs they crafted transported them far away from snow, to the beaches of Brazil.
Their first album “Brasilissima” came out under da Silva’s name in 2010. It featured songs in both of Monica’s native languages, English & Portuguese.
da Silva and Alger debuted as Complicated Animals in 2015. Their EP “In This Game” was called the “beginning of a new sound” by PopMatters.
Monica & Chad release an intimate, acoustic take on Foo Fighters' Times Like These on Oct. 16th. “These lyrics are so relevant right now. We've collaborated with Brazilian artist Karla Caprali. She created the cover art, & an animated video. We believe that we'll emerge from Times Like These more empathetic, more creative, stronger.”
Where You've Heard Them:
Phoenix on the Netflix movie 'The Last Summer'
'Back To His Girl' featured in the movie Lady Bird.
Soldado de Amor featured in BBC One 'The Replacement', in the Paramount Network Series American Woman, and in the 2019 Fall Campaign for Tory Burch.
That's Not The Way in The World Cup 2014.
Aí Então on Putumayo World Music 'Brazilian Beat'


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