Published Jun 16, 2009If Anti- Records wasn't already eclectic enough with an artist roster that ranges from Neko Case to the Field to Tom Waits, the label has now announced it's singed Tropicália legends Os Mutantes. And yes, believe it or not, the reunited Brazilians will release a new album, their first in over three decades.
After reuniting for a small series of shows a few years back, Os Mutantes have now set September 8 as the due date for their first proper studio recording since 1974. The new album is called Haih and was conceived by main Mutante man Sergio Dias, who the press release says even collaborated with fellow Tropicália OG's Tom Zé and Jorge Ben on a few tracks.
According to a statement from Dias, "Living the conception and birth of this album, as an individual, was the most intense experience, for it was as if time has ceased to exist, and I was bouncing from life to life, decades through decades, revisiting myself as a 16-year-old boy playing guitar and feeling so free and, as any teenager, indestructible."
There's no tracklisting announced yet for the new record, but Os Mutantes so far have a few Canadian tour dates lined up, including a show in Vancouver on September 3 and another at this year's Pop Montreal.