Brazilian band ‘Boogarins‘ have today announced numerous tour dates, including their first U.S. shows ever. They’ll be making appearances at festivals such as SXSW, Burgerama and Austin Psych Fest, along with some dates opening for ‘Of Montreal‘ in May.
The band have also just released a new music video for ‘Erre’, from last years critically acclaimed album ‘As Plantas Que Curam’, via ‘Other Music Recording Co‘. The video was directed and animated by Steven Mertens.
Fernando Almeida and Benke Ferraz met in high school in the central Brazilian city of Goiânia, far from the thriving cultural metropolises of São Paulo and Rio, yet nevertheless in the shadow of the icons of their homeland’s great musical heritage — not bossa nova and samba, however, but psychedelic pop. Still in their late teens, the music they make together, recorded on borrowed gear and with self-taught technology in their parents’ basements, shares the spirit and soul of Tropicalismo, but it has also blossomed in the light of the current international DIY underground. Almeida is the poet and singer, Ferraz is the multi-instrumentalist and gear-head, and together, as Boogarins, they write songs that reach beyond their years and any restrictions of geography or genre.