In a Forest
'After achieving notable success in their home country, the five rockers began garnering international acclaim after abandoning Portuguese and writing songs in English. In order to spread their rockabilly infused post-punk sound, which is laden with catchy choruses, heavy surf guitar and ambient sampling, River Raid has been hitting up the festival circuit (Canadian Music Week, Florida Music Festival And Conference, North By North East) and appearing on compilations around the world.' (Scott Oranburg - CMJ Spotlight) With two albums on baggage and mileage logs that pass by respected festivals and events such as the famous North American South by Southwest (Austin, TX) and the Brazilian 'Levis Music', both aimed at disclosure of names of the independent scene, the Brazilian band ousted 15 thousand competitors from more than 100 countries in the ISC - International Songwriting Competition, with the song 'Time Up'. It was the most voted band of the rock category in the internet People's Voice and received honorable mention from the jury, composed of figures like Julian Casablanca (The Strokes), Frank Black (Pixies), Robert Smith (The Cure) and Jerry Lee Lewis, the only Brazilian band in the final of the contest. The River Raid was chosen by the editors of Rolling Stone magazine in the 'Hot List' of the month as one of the five libraries with the song 'Não Caio Mais no que Você Diz' (I Don't listen to what you say anymore), illustrated reports of major newspapers such as Folha de São Paulo and Estado de Minas, was quoted in magazines and websites internationally renowned as Spin.com, CMJ.com and Zig Zag and Live.com. Received important nominees, like: The Hollywood Music Awards (Hollywood - CA / USA), the Toronto Independent Music Awards and Ontario Independent Music Awards (both in Toronto - ON / Canada).