Os Mutantes is another one of those bands that you annoyingly find out through Kurt Cobain's posthumous praise. His name has been used so many times as a way to hype up underground bands that it's become more annoying than hearing Courtney Love's voice. In this case, Cobain once begged Os Mutantes to reunite and tour with Nirvana -- but who cares? No one needs the approval of a dead man to know that it's a big deal when Os Mutantes are touring and releasing a new record!

On September 8, Os Mutantes will release their first album in 35 years, Haih or Amortecedor, on ANTI-. The band's leader Sergio Dias said "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."

Dias and the gang have been prepped and are now ready to bring the tropicália to a stage near you. In support of Haih or Amortecedor, Os Mutantes will start their North American tour in LA, hit up a couple festivals (including Seattle's Bumbershoot), and wrap up a nearly two-month tour in Austin, TX. Dias says of their live performance, "It is the best thing possible. When we were playing at the Pitchfork festival it was like looking at yourself when you were a kid trying to mumble the words to ‘I Wanna Hold Your Hand’ in English and not understanding the words. There weren't many Brazilians there but the kids were singing our songs in Portuguese. Playing with this band live is amazing. I can not describe anything better other than maybe going into space. It keeps me young."

Here are the dates:
08.28.09 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echoplex
08.29.09 - San Francisco, CA - Outside Lands Festival
09.01.09 - Redway, CA - Mateel Community Center
09.02.09 - Portland, OR - Aladdin Theater
09.03.09 - Vancouver, BC - The Commodore Ballroom
09.04.09 - Bellingham, WA - The Nightlight
09.05.09 - Seattle, WA - Bumbershoot Festival
09.19.09 - Yosemite, CA - Symbiosis Fest
09.24.09 - Denver, CO - Cervantes
09.25.09 - Omaha, NE - Waiting Room
09.26.09 - Minneapolis, MN - Cedar Cultural Ctr

09.30.09 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom
10.04.09 - Boston, MA - Sommerville Theater
10.08.09 - New York, NY - Webster Theater
10.09.09 - Pittsburgh, PN - Mr. Smalls
10.10.09 - Columbus, OH - Capitol Theater
10.11.09 - Lexington, KY - WRFL Fest
10.13.09 - Tampa, FL - Skipper's
10.14.09 - Ft. Lauderdale, FL - Culture Room
10.16.09 - Atlanta, GA - Variety Playhouse
10.17.09 - New Orleans, LA - Tipitina's
10.18.09 - Austin, TX - La Zona Rosa

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