EXCLUSIVE: Brazilian Psych from Recife’s Tagore “Amor Pesado”

By 16 March, 2015

Fans of Raul Seixas, Lula Côrtes and Hawkwind are going to love “Amor Pesado”, a sweet new slice of Brazilian psych from Recife’s Tagore. The track continues the sound that Tagore – led by singer/guitarist Tagore Suassuna – set forth on their debut Movido a Vapor (released last year), a mix of psych rock influences with flavours from their home state of Pernambuco, an area renowned for its cultural richness.

“Amor Pesado” is their first new material since Movido A Vapor and featuring a member of cult 70s band Ave Sangria, pays homage to their psych roots. Alongside Alceu Valença, Flaviola e o Bando do Sol, Lula Côrtes and Marconi Notaro, Ave Sangria were one of the most important bands of the ‘Psychedelic Pernambuco’ movement that happened throughout the 70s, a scene that was immortalised on a killer Mr Bongo compilation from a few years ago. In a nice generational exchange Ave Sangria’s guitarist Paulo Rafael guests on the track.

Listen to “Amor Pesado” below:

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