Based in Sao Paulo and formed in 2017, Tagua Tagua is headed by songwriter and producer Felipe Puperi.
Felipe - having fronted Wannabe Jalva for several years - has a somewhat extensive indie-sh resume, having played at Lollapalooza, supported shows for Pearl Jam and Jack White; got featured on The NY Times, Stereogum, Brooklyn Vegan and WFUV.
Tagua Tagua makes a name for himself as one of the most promising acts in Brazilian music nowadays - intertwining tropical psychedelia, the principles of ye ye ye and the influence of funk and soul figures.
Besides being praised and touring extensively in Brazil, Felipe has been starting to get some attention overseas. They’ve been featured on NPR, Remezcla and KCRW; got a song placed on the soundtrack of FIFA 20; also had the chance to support The Growlers for a couple of shows and to tour around Europe a few times.
After putting out 2 EPs, Tagua Tagua released his debut LP “Inteiro Metade” (2020) - dominated by supple melodies and dreamlike timbres, all songs have been written and recorded pretty much by Felipe himself, mixed by fellow ‘Wannabe Jalva’ Tiago Abrahão and mastered by Brian Lucey (The Black Keys, Chet Faker).
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