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Already receiving warm reviews, the band have been praised by ROLLING STONE as “A delight to listen to… reminiscent of The War on Drugs”, whereas PROG MAGAZINE hailed new album ‘A Tentação do Fracasso’ as “like Caetano Veloso channelling The Dukes of Stratosphear…there are strong flavours of 80s neo-psych in their swirling sound, filtered through layers of tropicalia”.
A work that crosses borders and celebrates the Latin American brotherhood in collaborations, ‘A Tentação do Fracasso’ flirts with the psychedelia of the Chilean’s The Holydrug Couple (Ives Sepúlveda of whom produced the record), the sunshine-kissed South American sounds and the Spanish-flecked vocals of the Argentine’s El Príncipe Idiota and Delfina Campos (who both guest on the record).
An ambitious Brazilian indie rock duo, Atalhos are driven by the passion of vocalist and composer Gabriel Soares and guitarist Conrado Passarelli for literature. Blending woozy soundscapes with wistful philosophy, ‘A Tentação do Fracasso’ combines the reverb-rinsed touches of 80s’ Springsteen, the gentle grandiosity of Arcade Fire and the day-dreaming guitar pop of Real Estate to create something as touching as it is timeless.
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