The Brazilian duo ALDO, formed of brothers Andre and Mura Faria, have released their new single, “Trembling Eyelids.” The track is the first from an upcoming EP, details of which will be announced soon.
The accompanying video was directed by Argentinian filmmaker, Santi Dulce. Filmed in a traditional São Paulo churrascaria (Brazilian BBQ restaurant) frequented by the brothers’ Uncle Aldo in the 1990’s, the video features the band performing live in front of a room of dining customers.
ALDO was formed by the Faria brothers in honour of their Uncle Aldo. A once wayward character, Aldo lived an edgy lifestyle in 1990’s Brazil. He would take the young boys on journeys into São Paulo’s dark underbelly introducing them to scenes of illegal car racing, suspicious back-alley negotiations, football gang violence and carnival parties, all drenched in alcohol.
The wide-eyed brothers took it all in, and later, combined these youthful experiences with beats Mura had begun to work on, whilst Andre picked up the bass. However, they needed their uncle’s blessing. Aldo was now a changed man, his old ways long behind him; he had cleaned up his act and had embraced the Church. The ‘90s had been a time the Faria family had wanted to forget. The idea of these misdeeds being given new focus brought about arguments and upset. Andre and Mura, however, persisted. After much convincing, Uncle Aldo eventually consented with a broad smile, and ALDO was born.