Boogarins

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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: timeless pop untethered from categorizations. 

The songs that are collected on As Plantas Que Curam (translated: Plants That Heal) were recorded mostly as a duo, before they ever considered playing live, before they found a rhythm section or even a name -- the Bogarim the band was named for is a jasmine flower the ancients say "smells like pure love" -- and the album speaks with an intimacy and off-kilter fragility that reflects those humble origins. Yet from the exotic psychedelia of "Erre," in which Ferraz's fuzz guitar spirals around Almeida's yearning melodies, to the jangling melancholy of "Doce," there is a sophistication and depth in the songwriting and playing here that shows a rare talent, each track filled with beauty and freewheeling emotion. A snapshot of Boogarins' youthful ambition and dreams, As Plantas Que Curam is a love letter from the green fields of Goiânia to all of us.

As Plantas Que Curam will be released Oct. 1, 2013 on on vinyl, CD, and mp3 by Other Music Recording Co. and on cassette through Burger Records. 

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VIDEO: Boogarins "Erre" and US Tour Dates

2014-02-28

 




March 2 - Grito Rock Festival - Goiania, Brazil
March 4 - RECBEAT Festival - Recife, Brazil 
March 7 - Metropolis - Goiania, Brazil 
March 12 - Casa Brasil - Austin, Texas 
March 12 - Trailer Space Records - Austin, Texas (Burger Records Day Party)
March 12 - Icenhauer's - Austin, Texas (Sounds From Brazil)
March 13 - Whip-In - Austin, Texas (Burgermania)
March 13 - Hotel Vegas - Austin, Texas (Levitation Austin)
March 13 - Red 7 - Austin, Texas (Ground Control Touring)
March 14 - Uncorked - Austin, Texas (Seaport Music Festival / Paper Garden)
March 15 - Hotel Vegas - Austin, Texas (Burgermania III)
March 16 - The Limelight - San Antonio, Texas (Burgerama Hangover)
March 17 - Distant Tavern - Tucson, Arizona 
March 18 - Yucca Tap Room - Tempe, Arizona 
March 22 - Observatory - Santa Ana, California (Burgerama III)
March 23 - DC9 - Washington, D.C. *  
March 25 - Glasslands Gallery - Brooklyn, New York *  
March 26 - The Barbary - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania *  
March 27 - The Union Bar & Grill - Athens, Ohio *  
March 28 - Grog Shop - Cleveland Heights, Ohio *  
March 29 - Frankie's - Toledo, Ohio *  
March 30 - Double Happiness-Columbus, Ohio *  
April 1 - The Earl - Atlanta, Georgia ^  
April 2 - Snug Harbor - Charlotte, North Carolina 
April 3 - Cat's Cradle - Carrboro, North Carolina 
April 4 - MACRoCk Music Festival - Harrisonburg, Virginia 
April 5 - The Mothlight - Asheville, North Carolina 
April 6 - Phuzz Phest - Winston-Salem, North Carolina 
April 8 - The Moon Club - Cardiff, United Kingdom +  
April 9 - The Shipping Forecast - Liverpool, United Kingdom + 
April 10 - Band On The Wall - Manchester, United Kingdom + 
April 11 - The Shacklewell Arms - London, United Kingdom 
April 12 - Epic Studios - Norwich, United Kingdom 
April 13 - Charlatan Democrazy - Ghent, Belgium 
April 14 - Botanique Witloof Bar - Brussels, Belgium 
April 15 - Mad Museum - Liege, Belgium 
April 16 - DB's - Utrecht, Netherlands 
April 17 - Paradiso Basement - Amsterdam, Netherlands 
April 18 - TBA - Lille, France 
April 19 - Espace B - Paris, France 
April 20 - TBA - Lyon, France 
April 21 - Osteria del 32 - Modena, Italy 
April 22 - Magnolia - Milan, Italy 
April 23 - Moog - Ravenna, Italy 
April 24 - Teatro Altrove - Genova, Italy 
April 25 - Le Coq d'Or - ZUG, Switzerland 
April 26 - Langstars - Zurich, Switzerland 
April 30 - Firebird - St. Louis, Missouri # 
May 1 - The Record Bar - Kansas City, Missouri # 
May 2 - Club Dada - Dallas, Texas # 
May 3 - Austin Psych Fest - Austin, Texas 
May 4 - Spanish Moon - Baton Rouge, Louisiana $ 
May 5 - Vinyl Music Hall - Pensacola, Florida $ 
May 6 - State Theatre - St. Petersburg, Florida $ 
May 7 - Grand Central - Miami, Florida $ 
May 8 - The Social - Orlando, Florida $ 
May 9 - Chop Shop - Charlotte, North Carolina $ 
May 17 - Bananada Festival - Goiania, Brazil 
May 22 - TBA - Brasilia, Brazil 
May 23 - TBA - Sao Paulo, Brazil 
May 28 - Global Music Network Showcase - Barcelona, Spain 
May 31 - Primavera Sound - Barcelona, Spain 
June 1 - Primavera Sound - Barcelona, Spain
 
* with Vertical Scratchers 
^ with Dean & Britta 
+ with Lumerians 
# with Temples 
$ with Of Montreal

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New Releases: 9/30/13

2013-09-30

 
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