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Bourgeois Mystics is a for-profit, personal growth cult and “genre-defying dance party waiting to explode,” headquartered in Austin, TX. Founded in late 2014 by four acquisitive ascetics, they quickly bloomed into a multi-national sonic powerhouse, focusing their expressive musical talents on a completely original sound reminiscent of the abstract wit of MF DOOM, zany dorkiness of The B-52's, epic arrangements of Ennio Morricone, and funky grooves of Jamiroquai, all culminating in a distinct sound that’s been described as “Zappa meets OutKast”.
The band has been recognized for their virtuosic musicianship & songwriting as well as their live shows, “an absurdist splatter of funk-rock, hip-hop, and jazz” that "sets audiences ablaze with their psychedelic Monty Python tongue-in-cheek humor and bombastic energy". Other career highlights include their runners-up recognition in the 2018 Austin Music Awards, winning the "Keepin' It Weird Award" at the 2018 Austin Music Video Fest for their wild take on the Bollywood classic, "Jaan Pehechan Ho", and their prestige as a finalist for The Recording Conservatory of Austin’s $25,000 grant.
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