CSS – Cansei de Ser Sexy


CSS (Cansei de Ser Sexy) a group of friends formed in September 2003. Their name was taken from a reported quote by Beyoncé, who allegedly declared that she was “tired of being sexy”.

The band first achieved notoriety through the Internet.  Then having articles printed in several Brazilian magazines and the British newspaper The Guardian, whose reporter, Peter Culshaw, was invited to see the band playing just before their signing for the debut, at a club in São Paulo. He predicted that they “could be the biggest band ever to come out of South America”.

CSS sold as many as 60,000 copies in the US and Europe up to February 2007.

In the beginning of 2006, CSS signed with Sub Pop to release their international debut album. The first single, released on 6 June, was “Let’s Make Love and Listen to Death From Above”.


“Off the Hook” was directed by guitar player Ana Rezende, and filmed at the home of band members Carolina Parra  and Adriano Cintra, where CSS recorded most of their songs.


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