|Released July 21, 2008|
Producer Adriano Cintra
(2008) La Liberación
Release date 21 July 2008
|Recorded Trama Studios, São Paulo, Brazil|
Genres Indie rock, Synth-pop, Alternative rock
Similar CSS albums, Synth-pop albums
Donkey is the second album of Brazilian electro/rock band CSS, released on July 21, 2008. Seventeen songs were recorded at Trama Studios São Paulo, of which eleven appear on the album. Donkey follows their critically acclaimed debut album Cansei de Ser Sexy.
Three months before the release, bassist Iracema Trevisan left the band, being replaced by then-drummer Adriano Cintra. The new drummer is Englishman Jon Harper, formerly of The Cooper Temple Clause.
The album was released in Canada and the United States by label Sub Pop, in Europe by Warner Bros. Records, and Japan by KSR. In initial reviews of the album, critics noted a more polished approach to CSS' sound and production techniques.
The album was mixed by Mark "Spike" Stent.
Donkey debuted at number 37 on the Irish Albums Chart, at number 32 on the UK Albums Chart, at number 22 on the Finnish Albums Chart, at number 54 on the French Albums Chart and at number 189 on the Billboard 200.
The song "Jager Yoga" featured in the video game FIFA 09 and "Rat Is Dead (Rage)" appeared in Midnight Club: Los Angeles.
Official track listing:
- "Jager Yoga" (Adriano Cintra/Ana Rezende dos Anjos/Carolina Parra/Luiza Sá/Lovefoxxx) – 3:49
- "Rat Is Dead (Rage)" (Adriano Cintra) – 3:19
- "Let's Reggae All Night" (Adriano Cintra/Lovefoxxx) – 3:54
- "Give Up" (Adriano Cintra/Luiza Sá) – 3:21
- "Left Behind" (Adriano Cintra) – 3:31
- "Beautiful Song" (Adriano Cintra/Lovefoxxx) – 3:28
- "How I Became Paranoid" (Adriano Cintra) – 3:26
- "Move" (Adriano Cintra/Luiza Sá/Lovefoxxx) – 3:53
- "I Fly" (Adriano Cintra) – 3:17
- "Believe Achieve" (Adriano Cintra/Lovefoxxx) – 3:36
- "Air Painter" (Adriano Cintra/Lovefoxxx) – 3:48
- "Hit and Run"
- "Hit and Run"
- "Blackwing" (Adriano Cintra) ^
- "I Fly" (demo) ^
^ B-sides to "Left Behind" single.
^^ A limited bonus disc included as a gift for pre-orderers.
The first single is "Rat Is Dead (Rage)", which was made available for free download on the band's official website on April 28, 2008. The second single, "Left Behind", was released physically on July 14, 2008 and charted at number 78 in the UK Singles Chart. The third single, "Move", was released on October 13, 2008. They shot a music video in Spain, directed by Keith Schofield, it can be seen on YouTube.
2Rat Is Dead (Rage)3:19
3Let’s Reggae All Night3:54