Track of the Week #18: Boogarins - 'Foimal'Tue Sep 25th
Every week, we bring you a must-hear track from the Le Guess Who? 2018 line-up. This week, we dive into the psychedelic, fleeting world of the Brazilian psych rockers Boogarins.
Exploring their country's rich musical history through a very modern lens, Boogarins are a true Brazilian treasure. On their latest addition 'Lá Vem a Morte', Boogarins sound beautifully dark, pierced by moments of compelling chaos. But their songs are always filled with gorgeous, hazy melodies, light-feathered vocals and life-affirming beats.
An outstanding example of Boogarins' psychoactive songwriting is this week's track 'Foimal'. As the bass drum arises, one of the most wonderful, dreamy guitar lines you could imagine kicks in. While the song digs deeper into its multi-layered, kaleidoscopic sound, the state of confusion and alienation becomes bigger and bigger, to eventually transpire into the next song.
Singing in their native language of Portuguese, Boogarins’ music will let you reevaluate the turbulent life of today. While 'Lá Vem a Morte' serves as a soundtrack of the end of the world, 'Foimal' responds to the cynicism and superficiality of today. On their website, Boogarins explain:
Want to explore more music? We've collected all our weekly tracks in one playlist; listen via Spotify, Deezer of Apple Music here.
Boogarins will perform at Le Guess Who? 2018 together with a.o. The Breeders, Devendra Banhart, Kikagaku Moyo, Vive la Void, Psychic Ills, Shintaro Sakamoto, King Champion Sounds, Michael Rault, Negro Leo, Cass McCombs, and many more.