After bucketloads of reissues, championing from Byrne and Beck, triumphant reunion tours, and the unanimous approval of anyone with ears, Brazilian tropicàlia godsends Os Mutantes have finally emerged with their first new album in 35 years. Sure, it lacks the sun-kissed weirdness and giddy mind-fuckery of the music they made in the ’60s, but it does have the same infectious spirit of unabashed fun they bring to every one of their explosive live shows. Full of sex, joy, communal spirit and the acid-washed glee of the most confetti-soaked Flaming Lips shows, they’re truly not to be missed. With DeLeon.
Thu., Oct. 8, 6:30 p.m., 2009
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on October 6, 2009