Here's Eduardo Taú of Wreck The Place Fantastic reporting in with our International Spotlight. Every week we're featuring updates and music downloads from bands outside the North American market. This week we're headed back to Brazil:

The Brazilian post-rock outfit M.Knox-Music came around in 2002, and released the following year their debut EP Music and Confrontation in such an Ugly Time. Last year they were in the studio tracking their first full length, which comes out in 2006 on Enemy One Records. During the recording process, they had already redefined their sound, surpassing the strong American indie music and emo-rock influences of the EP, towards more sonic dynamics and inventive textures, with memorable psychodelic and discopunk influences, and an all around more experimental agenda. Their new album "Espelho" carries the concoction that can be considered the signature identity of theirmusic: the explosive combination of assorted elements of 70's rock and roll with the punk rock sound of the late 80's, something like a mix between Led Zeppelin and say Fugazi. In the heart and soul of each song there's a pulsing groundbreaking feeling, pioneering even, and an outstanding progressive songwriting logic and repertoire assembly. It's not really recycling, but more of a quest for solid references as grounds to create a brand new sound.

M.Knox-Music - Moral Codes (MP3)