Garotas Suecas

In a way it’s kind of a shame Garotas Suecas are from Sao Paolo, Brazil. Hailing from any other locale, Tropicalia would be listed as just one amongst the bands many influences — not the first and most discussed. In truth, the band and their eponymous debut EP are equal parts soul, garage rock and yes, a good helping of Tropicalia. But in the way that their most obvious predecessor (though not necessarily influencer) Os Mutantes made the language barrier disappear between American audiences and their Portuguese lyrics, Garotas Suecas . . .

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