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Editor’s Pick #175: Os Mutantes by Eric Vilas-Boas
Os Mutantes, back in action, released a new album last week

Os Mutantes, back in action, released a new album last week

PREVIEW: DOWNLOAD Os Mutantes’ “A Minha Menina” MP3

Most American listeners know tropicalia bands like Os Mutantes from their influence on artists like Nirvana, Beck, David Byrne, of Montreal, Devendra Banhart, and others. However, in their day, this crew of noted rockers, inlcuding the legendary Sérgio Dias and the internationally known Rita Lee, were known in their country as Brazilian equivalent to The Beatles.

With their 2006 reunion spearheaded by Dias, Os Mutantes have been playing shows on world tours alongside the likes of aforementioned Banhart and the equally psychedelic The Flaming Lips. They also released their first album in over 35 years — Haih or Amortecedor last week. Unlike The Stoogesattempt at a comeback, Os Mutantes’ actually produced great music.

— Eric Vilas-Boas, Production Editor

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