Today, August 1st, the Institute of Contemporary Art (ICA) in Boston is showcasing the first-ever US solo show from brothers Otavio and Gustavo, better known as Brazilian legends Os Gemeos. I have yet to see this mural in person but have been observing its progress on the sly, via Os Gemeos and 12ozprophet’s instagram.
Been a fan of these two since college and it’s pretty great that they are getting more recognition here in the US. Wish more cities featured giant murals by them. Let’s make this a thing, America!
Yeah I have to admit that I played this album to death when it came out but even now it still holds as essential summer jamz. The video couldn’t be any more perfect either. Rio de Janeiro in the summer, flippy floppies, vintage VW’s, Binki Shapiro exercising her wifey material status, all shot in Super 8 film. If it took two mediocre Strokes albums in order for Fabrizio Moretti to produce this sound, then so be it. I just hope it doesn’t take two more for another Little Joy album.
Also essential: Caetano Veloso, Gilberto Gil, João Gilberto, Os Mutantes, Os Incríveis, Nelson Cavaquinho