Legendary psychedelic and Tropicalia band Os Mutantes have announced a North American tour co headlining with lo-fi pop wunderkind Ariel Pink's Haunted Graffiti. Brazilians Os Mutantes have long been regarded as one of the most influential and innovative bands in pop history, revered by a host of musical luminaries including Beck, Devendra Banhart, David Byrne, Of MontrÃ©al, The Flaming Lips and the late Kurt Cobain. Last year Os Mutantes released Haih or Amortecedor their first album in fifteen years to unanimous critical acclaim. Mojo heralded the record as "A joyful triumph" while The New Yorker said of the record "a superb, politically tinged reunion effort....their new songs remain as bold and fascinating as their old ones."
The band's previous tour in support of the album proved equally as inspiring with Creative Loafing saying of a recent live show: "Even the new songs, which are strong and fuzzed out like an amalgam of their best essences, possessed a vibrancy that fit with the band's second (1969's Mutantes) and third (1970's A Divina ComÃ©dia ou Ando Meio Desligado) releases, like some unearthed collection of unknown B-sides off of Sgt. Pepper. They were delivered with more spunk and screams and howls and dense guitars haunted by buzzsaws than on the new album, Haih Or Amortecedor, sounding as if some components had been purposely left out on the initial recording, like the songs could only be fully realized when performed live."
Os Mutantes will also be appearing at the 2020 Fun Fun Fun Fest in Austin, Texas on Saturday November 6th along with Man Man, The Dirty Projectors, MGMT and many more. For more info go to: http://funfunfunfest.com
North American Tour Dates:
11-05, Dallas TX. Palladium Showroom 11-06, Austin TX. Fun Fun Fun Fest 11-08 New Orleans LA. One Eyed Jack's 11-09 Atlanta GA. Variety Playhouse 11-11 Washington DC. 9:30 Club 11-12 Philadelphia PA. Tracadero 11-13 New York NY. Webster Hall 11-14 Boston MA. Royal Boston 11-16 Montreal QC. Le National 11-17 Toronto ONT. The Opera House 11-18 Bowling Green OH. Clazel Theater 11-19 Chicago IL. Metro 11-20 Minneapolis MN. Ceder Cultural Center 11-21 Lawrence KS. Granada Theater 11-23 Denver CO. Bluebird Theater 11-26 Vancouver, BC. Rickshaw Theater 11-27 Seattle WA. Neumo's 11-28 Portland OR. Berbati's Pan 11-30 San Francisco, CA. Regency Ballroom 12- 02, Los Angeles CA. Henry Fonda Theater