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São Paulo, Brazil's provocative, freewheeling dance-rock sextet CSS take their name from an abbreviation of "cansei de ser sexy," which is Portuguese for "tired of being sexy" (though, considering that the lead singer goes by the name Lovefoxxx, it's arguable how much that phrase actually applies to the band). Formed in 2003, CSS originally included bassist Iracema Trevisan, guitarist/drummer/keyboardist Luiza Sá, guitarist Ana Rezende, guitarist/drummer Carolina Parra, and vocalist/multi-instrumentalist/producer Adriano Cintra (also a member of Thee Butchers' Orchestra), though he left the band in 2011. After meeting at clubs and through Internet social networking groups such as Fotolog and Trama Virtual, the band began crafting its unique but unpretentious sound through trial and error. CSS' Net-savvy ways led to them becoming a phenomenon on the Web; their extensively downloaded songs eventually caught the attention of more traditional media in Brazil and Europe. The band released two EPs on their own in 2004, Em Rotterdam Ja e uma Febre and A Onda Mortal/Uma Tarde com PJ, before signing to Trama Virtual in 2005. That fall, their debut album, Cansei de Ser Sexy, was released in Brazil, along with a bonus EP, CSS SUXXX. The members of CSS also used their other talents to forge the band's distinctive image: Lovefoxxx and Parra are graphic designers, Trevisan is a fashion designer, Rezende is a film student (and directed the video for the song "Off the Hook"), while Sá attended art school. Early in 2006, Sub Pop signed the band and the label released Cansei de Ser Sexy in North America that summer. Shortly after the album's release, CSS did a string of dates in Canada and the U.S. with Diplo and Bonde do Role. The band's touring continued into 2007, with dates supporting Ladytron, Gwen Stefani, and Klaxons as well as a gig at that year's Lollapalooza festival. Late that year, their song "Music Is My Hot, Hot Sex" was used in an iPod commercial, and its popularity made it the highest-charting single by a Brazilian band in Billboard history. CSS' second album, Donkey, was produced by Cintra and mixed by Mark "Spike" Stent; shortly before its release in summer 2008, bassist Trevisan left the group. While touring in support of the album, the band continued to write songs, and went into the studio with collaborators including Primal Scream's Bobby Gillespie and Ratatat. The results were the dance-punk-reggae fusion of La Liberación, which arrived in mid-2011 via V2 Records. Also in 2011, Cintra announced he had parted ways with CSS, citing various disagreements with the other bandmembers. In 2012, CSS returned with their fourth studio album, Planta. ~ Heather Phares
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Top Songs by
CSS

  1.   Song
    Popularity
  2.   Let's Make Love and Listen Death from Above
  3.   Rat is Dead (Rage)
  4.   Music Is My Hot, Hot Sex
  5.   Move
  6.   Alala
  7.   Hits Me Like a Rock
  8.   La Liberación
  9.   Knife
  10.   Fuckoff Is Not the Only Thing You Have to Show
  11.   Air Painter
  12.   You Could Have It All
  13.   Echo of Love
  14.   Left Behind
  15.   City Grrl
  16.   Ruby Eyes
  17.   Odio Odio Odio Sorry C
  18.   Give Up
  19.   Girlfriend
  20.   Art Bitch
  21.   Let's Reggae All Night
  22.   The Hangout
  23.   Too Hot
  24.   Sweet
  25.   Into the Sun
  26.   Honey
  27.   Red Alert
  28.   Fuck Everything
  29.   How I Became Paranoid
  30.   Beautiful Song
  31.   Believe Achieve
  32.   Teenage Tiger Cat
  33.   CSS Suxx
  34.   Faith in Love
  35.   Frankie Goes to North Hollywood
  36.   Dynamite
  37.   Hangover
  38.   Rhythm to the Rebels
  39.   Partners in Crime
  40.   I Love You
  41.   I Fly
  42.   Alcohol
  43.   Patins
  44.   Meeting Paris Hilton
  45.   Yolanda
  46.   I've Seen You Drunk Gurl
  47.   Off the Hook
  48.   This Month, Day 10
  49.   Acho Um Pouco Bom
  50.   Jager Yoga
  51.   Bezzi
  52.   Poney Money Honey
  53.   La Liberation
  54.   Cut Copy Remix
  55.   Album Version
  56.   Metronomy Remix
  57.   Frankmusik Club Bingo Dub
  58.   Instrumental Version
  59.   Reggae All Night
  60.   Let's Make Love and Listen toDeath from Above [Dan Carey Mi
  61.   Let's Make Love and Listen toDeath from Above [Simian Mobil
  62.   Let's Make Love and Listen toDeath from Above [Hot Chip Rem
  63.   Let's Make Love and Listen toDeath from Above [Calvin Harri

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