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New Video: Brazilian JOVM Mainstays WRY Releases a Sunny and Optimistic Bit of Power Pop

Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil-based psych rock outfit and JOVM mainstays WRY — Mario Bross (vocals, guitar), Luciano Marcello (guitar), Ítalo Ribero (drums) and William Leonotti (bass) — are at the forefront of Brazil’s indie rock and psych rock scenes, releasing six albums of material that have firmly established a sound that features elements of Brit pop, alt-rock, shoegaze and post punk — with a distinctly Brazilian flavor.

After a stint living and working in London, the Brazilian JOVM mainstays earned a growing international profile, which led to several tours across the UK and the European Union, including some stops on the European festival circuit, most notably, Barcelona’s Primavera Sound

Along with their growing recorded output, the members of the band own a very popular club in their homeland, which has frequently hosted their internationally acclaimed countrymen, fellow JOVM mainstays and friends  Boogarins

Last year’s brilliant Noites Infinitas was released to critical praise, with the album receiving airplay on radio stations across Brazil and the States. The album also landed on a number of Best of Lists globally. Continuing upon the momentum of Noites Infinitas, the Brazilian psych rock outfit will be releasing their seventh full-length album Reviver on November 12, 2021 through Deaf Haus.

Reviver‘s first single “Where I Stand” is a sunny and overwhelmingly optimistic bit of power pop centered around WRY’s unerring knack for crafting enormous Brit Pop-like hooks, fuzzy power chords and thunderous drumming. The band explains that lyrically the song is about hope — but it can be read about hope returning after a bleak and very dark period, much like our current one. As long as we breathe, feel, think and experience, all is never lost.

Directed by Alex Batista, the recently released video for “Where I Stand” features the members of the Brazilian quartet riding bicycles on an airport runway while rocking out to the song. It’s playful, goofy and necessary.

New Video: JOVM Mainstays WRY Release a Trippy Visual for Anthemic Yet Intimate “Man In The Mirror”

Since their formation, the Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil-based psych rock act WRY — Mario Bross (vocals, guitar), Luciano Marcello (guitar), Ítalo Ribero (drums) and William Leonotti (bass) — have been at the forefront of Brazil’s indie rock scene, releasing six albums that have firmly established their sound that features elements of Brit Pop, shoegaze and post-punk with a distinctly Brazilian vibe.

After a stint living and working in London, the Brazilian psych rockers achieved a growing international profile, which helped lead to several tours across the UK and the European Union, including notable stops on the European festival circuit — in particular, a notable stop at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound.

Along with their recorded output, the band owns a popular club in their native Brazil, which has frequently hosted their internationally acclaimed countrymen and friends Boogarins. 

WRY’s latest album, last year’s brilliant Noites Infinitas thematically touched upon anxiety, despair and unconventional paths towards hope while living in our incredibly fractious and divisive world. And sonically, the album features ambitious and hook-driven arena rock friendly anthems rooted in lived-in experience.

If you’ve been frequenting this site over the past year or so, you might recall that I’ve written about two of the album’s previous singles:

“Travel:” Brit Pop-like single centered around a motorik groove and a rousingly anthemic hook. 
“I feel invisible:” a shimmering New Wave meets shoegaze-like track featuring shimmering guitars fed through reverb and delay pedals that captures a narrator, who’s been oppressed and hemmed in by a society that won’t allow him to live his life in a truthful fashion. 

I also wrote about their career spanning-live streamed set for the (virtual) Febre Festival and a live set at their studio Deaf Haus centered around Noites Infinitas. Of course, the band is still actively promoting the album, and it’s latest single “Man In The Mirror” finds the act subtly expanding upon their sound: the song begins with a brief synth-led into before turning into a New Wave-like take on Brit Pop featuring angular and reverb-drenched guitars, driving four-on-the-floor, a relentlessly driving bass line and a rousingly anthemic hook. But despite its overall bigness, the song thematically focuses on something intimate and familiar to most of us — the sensation of being trapped in your head, in your own home without any distraction or escape. And the entire time, you might not actually like what you see in that proverbial mirror.

The recently released video for “Man In The Mirror” was shot during the height of the COVID-19 pandemic in their native Brazil and is split between footage of the band’s frontman Mario Bross running in terror from something unseen throughout most of the video and the band performing the song in a front of trippy backdrops. As the video progresses there’s a trippy and mind-bending twist — that maybe the terror Bross is running from is himself.

Live Footage: WRY Performs “Noites Infinitas” In its Entirety

Since their formation, the Sorocaba, São Paulo, Brazil-based psych rock act WRY — Mario Bross (vocals, guitar), Luciano Marcello (guitar), Ítalo Ribero (drums) and William Leonotti (bass) — have been at the forefront of Brazil’s indie rock scene, releasing six full-length albums that have firmly established their sound, a sound that meshes elements of Brit Pop, shoegaze and post-punk with a distinctly Brazilian vibe.

After spending a stint living and working in London, the Brazilian psych rockers achieved a growing international profile, which resulted in several tours across the UK and European Union, including making the rounds of the major European festival circuit, with a notable stop at Barcelona’s Primavera Sound. Additionally. along with their recorded output, the band owns a popular club, which has frequently hosted their internationally acclaimed countrymen and friends, JOVM mainstays Boogarins. 

WRY’s sixth album, last year’s Noites Infinitas thematically touched upon anxiety, despair and unconventional paths towards hope while living in our incredibly fractious and divisive world. And if you’ve been frequenting this site over the past year, you may recall that I’ve personally written about two of the album’s singles:

“Travel:” Brit Pop-like single centered around a motorik groove and a rousingly anthemic hook. 
“I feel invisible:” a shimmering New Wave meets shoegaze-like track featuring shimmering guitars fed through reverb and delay pedals that captures a narrator, who’s been oppressed and hemmed in by a society that won’t allow him to live his life in a truthful fashion. 

Of course, much like countless acts across the globe, the pandemic has put the band’s plans to tour to support their latest album on indefinite hiatus — but earlier this year, they played a career spanning live-streamed set for this year’s (virtual) Febre Festival. Continuing to be busy and productive, the members of the band recently performed their brilliant Noites Infinitas in its entirety at their studio Deaf Haus. While featuring slightly looser versions of the album’s material, the live session reveals a band that crafted an album full of ambitious arena rock friendly yet earnest, heart worn on sleeve anthems that seemingly come from lived-in experience.