Boogarins

Manual (Other Music)

Levitating Platters

Billowing strains of mellow psych-pop, Boogarins' second album fuses the faraway Dunedin jangle of bands like the Clean and the Chills with song structures and vocal phrasings redolent of Tropicalismo. If Manual lulls at times, that's sort of the point. The Brazilian quartet's slowly evolving passages evoke a physiological break from the mad rush. "6000 Dias" begins as a bucolic Sunday afternoon cruise that builds into a guitar-fueled blast toward the stratosphere. "Falsa Folha de Rosto" echoes and flanges its way through somnambulant unreality, each passage weighing down the eyelids a little more. (Fri., 6:50pm, Reverberation stage)

***

A note to readers: Bold and uncensored, The Austin Chronicle has been Austin’s independent news source for over 36 years, expressing the community’s political and environmental concerns and supporting its active cultural scene. Now more than ever, we need your support to continue supplying Austin with independent, free press. If real news is important to you, please consider making a donation of $5, $10 or whatever you can afford, to help keep our journalism on stands.

Support the Chronicle  

READ MORE
More Music Reviews
Texas Platters
Batty Jr.
Wormholes (Record Review)

Rachel Rascoe, Aug. 10, 2018

Texas Platters
Christeene
Basura (Record Review)

Alejandra Ramirez, Aug. 10, 2018

More by Greg Beets
Texas Platters
Marmalakes
Please Don't Stop (Record Review)

June 1, 2018

Texas Platters
Powell St. John
Sultan of Psychedelia (Record Review)

May 4, 2018

KEYWORDS FOR THIS STORY

Boogarins, Levitation 2016

MORE IN THE ARCHIVES
NEWSLETTERS
AC Daily, Events and Promotions, Luvdoc Answers

Breaking news, recommended events, and more

Official Chronicle events, promotions, and giveaways

Updates for SXSW 2018

All questions answered (satisfaction not guaranteed)

Information is power. Support the free press, so we can support Austin.   Support the Chronicle