Boogarins get animated in their new video for “Erre,” announce first U.S. shows

A trippy new Boogarins video for “Erre” is now available to watch over at The A.V. Club. The video was directed and animated by Steven Mertens.

Boogarins have also announced numerous tour dates, including their first U.S. shows ever. They’ll be making appearances at festivals such as SXSW, Burgerama and Austin Psych Fest, along with some dates opening for Of Montreal in May. The full list of dates can be found below.

About Boogarins:

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 was released Sept. 30, 2013 on vinyl, CD, and mp3 by Other Music Recording Co. and on cassette through Burger Records.

Tour Dates:
  • 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 – Back Room @ 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 Dean Wareham
+ with Lumerians
# with Temples
$ with Of Montreal

Links:
Official Site: www.boogarins.com