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Friday, September 11th, 2009

Os Mutantes' 'Haih or Amortecedor' An Overwhelming Critical Success


The release of Os Mutantes recent album Haih or Amortecedor is the rarest of accomplishments for a legendary band. After more than three decades away, the revered Brazilian Tropicália band has returned with a collection of revolutionary new songs that, far from tarnishing their artistic legacy, serves only to further the Mutantes' status as true musical visionaries. Praise for Haih or Amortecedor has been overwhelming from fans and critics alike. And now amidst the bands' triumphant North American tour, longtime band leader Sergio Dias will be stopping by for an in-depth and engaging interview on Public Radio International's popular program "The World" to be aired Friday September 11th on local public radio affiliates.


"A joyful triumph" - MOJO

"Remarkable for its maverick spirit and pop unorthodoxy... the musical delights here are universal... frontman Sergio Dias has conceived a multicolored universe where anything seems possible." - BILLBOARD

"The psychedelic Carnaval goes on. A"- -ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY

"it's good to hear a new Os Mutantes record that carries forward the ideals and exploratory spirit that made us all love the band in the first place." - PITCHFORK

"You'd be right to call "Haih" scattershot and exhausting. But the group aims to sound like everything, and most of what it comes up with is fantastic." - LOS ANGELES TIMES

"For all the verbal conundrums and chameleonic arrangements, the revived Os Mutantes rarely sound calculated or contrived. Their response to bleak realities is manic inventiveness and willed optimism. When they break into the chorus (in English) of "Neurociência do Amor" - "Let us sing to the rainbow of love all together/Yes, singing the music of life we are all one" - they sound like they mean it and that somehow the 1960s didn't end." - NEW YORK TIMES

"It's a welcome return to form." - USA TODAY

"Garagey fuzz-rock riffs twist with samba magic; Disneyesque waltzes trip into wigged-out polkas. Infectious, sun-bleached and psychedelic - the welcome return of a South American institution." - Q MAGAZINE


09-19 Camp Mather Groveland, CA 09-24 Cervantes Masterpiece Ballroom, Denver CO 09-25 The Waiting Room, Omaha NE 09-26 Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis MN 09-27 Subterranean, Chicago, IL 09-29 Magic Stick Detroit, MI 09-30 Beachland Ballroom, Cleveland OH 10-04 Somerville Theater, Somerville MA 10-05 World Cafe Live, Philadelphia PA 10-07 State Theatre, Falls Church VA 10-08 Webster Hall, New York NY 10-09 Mr. Smalls Theatre, Pittsburgh PA 10-10 Capitol Theatre Columbus, OH 10-11 Boomslang Music Festival, Lexington KY 10-13 Skippers Smokehouse, Tampa FL 10-14 Culture Room, Ft. Lauderdale FL 10-15 Club at Firestone Orlando, FL 10-16 Variety Playhouse Atlanta, GA 10-17 Tipitinas New Orleans LA 10-18 La Zona Rosa, Austin, TX

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