Os Mutantes are a tropicalia band from Sao Paulo, Brazil. Their cut-and-paste, sonic collage approach and their tendency for cultural irony has earned them praise from the likes of the Flaming Lips, David Byrne, Devendra Banhart, Of Montreal and most vocally Beck, who admits a longstanding admiration for the Mutantes.
Os Mutantes was formed in 1966 by two brothers Arnaldo Baptista and Sιrgio Dias Baptista, and lead singer Rita Lee. Although this original line-up made the most notorious breakthrough for the group, it has gone through numerous personnel changes throughout its existence. After a hiatus from the late 1970s to the early 2000s, the band reunited in 2006, touring and recording new material.
They have released 10 studio albums, from their debut self titled effort in 1968 all the way to 2013's 'Fool Metal Jack'. In their time, they've also released over ten compilation albums, two live albums and four EPs. Phew!
The six-piece released a brand new single single Black and Grey at the end of 2017, and are currently working on a new studio album. Os Mutantes are back in 2018 with a UK tour in May. Catch them live by checking out the tour dates and concert ticket information below on Stereoboard.