5 tracks (20:10)
Os Tropies is a 6-piece band of musicians from all across Toronto's music scene. With the release of their debut EP, they are marking their transformation from a cover band to an original act, writing and performing new music inspired by the very artists to whom they paid tribute when they first formed under the name Tropicalia. Under their former name, they performed at Brazilfest Toronto, the Uma Nota Festival, and became a favourite of Toronto’s Brazilian and non-Brazilian communities alike. Now they are spearheading their new direction towards original music in the tropicalismo style with a new name – the band's own nickname for itself: Os Tropies.
Though they will continue to feature tropicalismo classics in their live shows and recordings, the EP marks their metamorphosis from cover to original band. Featuring lyrics in English, Portuguese and French, and drawing upon the sounds of bossa nova, psychedelic rock, and samba, the EP continues the vibrant tropicalia tradition.