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Boogarins – Lucifernandis
From the album, “As Plantas Que Curam,” out October 1st, 2013 on vinyl, CD, and mp3 by Other Music Recording Co. and on cassette through Other Music/Burger Records.


STREAM the album in its entirety now via Fader, HERE.






The Existential Adventures of Tim Maia
Narrated by Devendra Banhart


Tim Maia was the man. A soul superstar with outsize talents and appetites, he revolutionized popular music in his native Brazil in the 1970s. He also married five times, served multiple prison sentences, and at the height of his fame, joined a UFO-obsessed religious cult. –Luaka Bop

“Nobody Can Live Forever: The Existential Soul of Tim Maia,” a fifteen track survey of Maia’s 1970s recordings, completely remastered, has been available on Luaka Bop‘s “World Psychedelic Classics series.”





East Harlem‘ b/w ‘Goshen’ (7″ available now at all Beirut shows) is the first new BEIRUT songs since 2009’s March of the Zapotec EP.  Mp3 download available on June 14th, 2011, 3rd full-length album “The Rip Tide” is due out on August 30th from Zach Condon’s own Pompeii Records internationally and Revolver in the US.  Stream his recent cover of Caetano Veloso’s ‘O Leãozinho’ for the Red Hot Organization’s latest charity compilation “Red Hot + Rio 2″, here.


Beirut – East Harlem by Revolver USA

Beirut – Brazil (Live)
Live @KLRU Studios 2007-3-16


filmado em NY em janeiro de 2009    Direção: Artur Kummer e Lilka Hara


Garotas Suecas – Bugalu (via NYRM)

Garotas Suecas (Swedish Girls in Portuguese) come raging from Sao Paolo, Brazil – five boys and a girl playing fuzzed-out, psychedelic garage rock nu-Tropicalia. Influences range from Otis Redding to Os Mutantes. Imagine ? and the Mysterians jamming it out with Gilberto Gil, and you might have an idea how fun this band can be.  New Garotas Suecas ‘Codinome Dinamite b/w Ghostwriter’ 7″ is available now on American Dust (Moore Brothers).






Garotas Suecas – Ghostwriter

“Garotas Suecas shouldn’t merely be listened to or witnessed; they should be absorbed.”

-Carrie Brownstein, Sleater-Kinney