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Tropicália Mavens Os Mutantes Sign to Anti-

First Album In 35 Years, Haih, Is Out September 8

Jun 17, 2009 Os Mutantes
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Legendary Brazilian psych-rockers Os Mutantes have apparently decided to give it another shot as a trio. Os Mutantes have announced that they’ve signed to Anti- Records, and plan to release their first album in 35 years, Haih, which is due out on September 8th. The São Paulo Tropicália unit of brothers Arnaldo Baptista and Sérgio Dias, and lead singer Rita Lee rose to semi-fame in the late ‘60s and early ‘70s when they grafted flower power pyschedelia with native Brazilian jams. While OM spearheaded a growing youth movement through their music, likeminded musicians such as Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso faced imprisonment and exile. Brazil was facing a tortuous military coup and ensuing artistic censorship.

Eventually the founding trio parted ways in the ‘70s, amidst in-fighting and LSD abuse, but were coaxed out of retirement in 2006 by ravenous fans and musician fans such as Beck, Devendra Banhart, and Of Montreal. The group reunited, toured various festivals, and even released a live album for Luaka Bop the following year. This fall’s Haih is all new material though, and the musical mutants will also be joined by other Tropicália O.G’s, like Tom Zé (lyrics) and Jorge Ben (who penned “Minha Menina”). Haih‘s tracklisting is not ready yet.

For more information on the release head on over to the band’s Last.Fm page or Anti-.


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