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Os Mutantes: A Trippy Return

One of the most influential Brazilian psychedelic rock bands of the Tropicalia movement, Os Mutantes recently released its first album in 35 years, Haih or Amortecedor. Formed by brothers Sergio and Arnaldo Dias, the group drew inspiration from the likes of Jimi Hendrix, English rock and traditional Brazilian music.

Os Mutantes' music often mirrored the turbulent political atmosphere of Brazil, but the band has also stood the test of time to become one Brazil's most influential acts. Despite nearly constant membership changes, followed by a long hiatus, Os Mutantes reunited in 2006 for a highly anticipated tour. Now onto its latest album, the group has long since demonstrated that it remains politically relevant while pumping out psychedelic jams.

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