Batata Doce

Batata Doce (Portuguese for "sweet potato") debuted in the spring of 2007 as a duo of Russell Owens and Leticia Arioli, who were previously part of Atlanta's rock band King Congregation during 2005 & 2006. Quickly rising among the ranks in the local Atlanta scene, Batata Doce isn't so easy to pin down, as they seem to draw influence from a variety of sources, creating a sound completely their own. Light and fun yet technically savvy, their music blends punk and garage with something a bit Latin, playing perfectly with Brazilian-born vocalist Leticia Arioli's strong and effortless voice. Members now include Arioli, Russell Owens, Justin Sias (Elevado), Justin Hughes (ex-Rock*A*Teens) and Todd Morrison (ex-Pistolero). They are now in the process of finishing a debut full length album that will be released this Fall 2009. Read more on User-contributed text is available under the Creative Commons By-SA License; additional terms may apply.