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How Strange is the second Mush ep from Chicago freak-folk mastermind Está Vivo. Doubling down on the fearlessness of his earlier work, the EP is a dazzling blend of beautifully plaintive piano and guitar, Os Mutantes level tropical swirl, and fractured glimpses of childlike whimsy that remind of bootleg-era Syd Barrett. Throughout the five cohesive tracks, simple, repetitive guitar figures play off dark and meandering stream of consciousness lyrics in a way that is both enticing and unsettling. Está Vivo's How Strange is a substantial statement from an multi-layered artist just beginning to highlight his stark songwriting talent.
released November 19, 2013
Cover by Brooke Badali
Back-Up Vocals on Take A Hike My Brain - Erick Arias (The Avantist)
Drums on How Strange & Pele - Luis Arias (The Avantist)
Chorus sung/written on How Strange - Steph Thompson (Steffaloo)
Love to T.J.K. (Baba Rams), David Arias (The Avantist), & Sean Hattan for lending the equipment to record this.
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