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Music: Rock

Os Mutantes w/ an event within Carnegie Hall's "Voices from Latin America" festival


Saturday Dec 8, 2012 (6:30pm)



(Le) Poisson Rouge (Venue Partner)

158 Bleecker St



$25/ $20 Advance

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Often referred to as the "Brazilian Beatles," Os Mutantes came of age during the psychedelic late '60s. Known for their playful pop songs, original members include brothers Sergio Dias and Arnaldo Baptista, and lead singer Rita Lee. Following a break-up in the '70s the band re-emerged in the mid-aughts to tour and record new material, which has since been released via ANTI- Records as Haih Or Amortecedor. In the group's latest form, frontman Sergio is the only original member, but he more than carries the Os Mutantes torch of buoyant, boundary-pushing post-tropicália.

Mindy Bond, Flavorpill

(Le) Poisson Rouge says…

When the members of the legendary "Tropicalia" band Os Mutantes took the stage before an audience of thousands at the Hollywood bowl a few years back, it seemed one of the greatest secrets in modern music was finally out. The seminal band whose ethereal absurdist pop music had inspired so many prominent musicians since their breakup decades before, were back. This time the world seemed ready. Now this influential band has reemerged with a brand new much anticipated album entitled “Haih” on Anti-records. Those who have not heard the music of Os Mutantes have undoubtedly experienced their influence. During the band’s absence, their records have been passed from musician to musician like cherished gifts, ever inspiring and altering the contemporary musical landscape.  The Mutantes’ cut-and-paste, sonic collage approach and their tendency for cultural irony, is an aesthetic now prevalent in modern music. The band has received praise from a growing list of luminaries including the Flaming Lips, David Byrne, Devendra Banhart and Of Montreal.