• Other Music Recording Co.
It only took one song, last year's sinuous "Lucifernandis," for Brazil's Boogarins to make their mark. One winning song is more than many bands can claim, but I can't count how many times a single has captured my fancy only for the ensuing full-length to let me down. Not this time.

Boogarins' blissful yet energetic psych-rock debut, As Plantas Que Curam ("Plants That Heal"), lived up to my expectations. And I've been enjoying their performance-based videos, too.

For the swirling, Pink Floyd-by-way-of-the Dukes of Stratosphear "Erre," however, they turned to director Steven Mertens for the animated clip below. I don't get it, and I'm not sure that Mertens had any sort of overarching message in mind, but I enjoyed watching it. Since March, the Goiânia group has been touring Europe and the US, including a stop at Austin Psych Fest in May, but they'll be giving the Northwest a pass. I'm not sure why, but I hope that changes someday.

Bonus: the band performs a lovely new song, "Olhos," in singer Benke's backyard.

As Plantas Que Curam is out now on Other Music Recording Co.