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Amazonian psychedelic rock-prog single 'O Torto Santo' by BIKE

O Torto Santo by BIKE

Brazil-based sonic adventurers BIKE have announced that they will release their new album ‘Arte Bruta’ on May 5 via Quadrado Mágico Records and Before Sunrise Records

Ahead of that, they preview 'O Torto Santo', the intriguing lead single from this psych-rock, post-Tropicalia, noise-rock collection. ‘Arte Bruta’ represents the process of self-analysis the band has undergone in recent years, resulting in the most daring leap in the group's career.

BIKE's trajectory has been one of the long journeys, formed in 2014 by Julito Cavalcante (guitar and vocals), Diego Xavier (guitar and voice), Daniel Fumega (drums), and João Gouvea (bass).

“The lyrics for this song were inspired by self-analysis, where I understood that everything has two sides and that we have to be aware of what happens around us, strong enough to face difficulties and take advantage of every opportunity that life gives us,” says Julito Cavalcante.

“Both ‘O Torto Santo’ and this album move forward from our sound on previous albums. We managed to mix all the coolest things we had already done with new references and older ones that have not yet appeared on other albums. We also added new elements and handcrafted instruments to the songs. The idea was to sound artistic and raw at the same time.”

Amplify Music Magazine writes, "This is a fabulous band with positive, reflective, and stimulating music... they seem very much to Brazil (and the world) what Tame Impala is to Australia. The light of the sun is here with slight strobes of dark trippiness caught between the trance-like guitar riffs".

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BIKE released their debut album '1943' in 2015, followed by 'Em Busca da Viagem Eterna' (2017), 'Their Shamanic Majesties' Third Request' (2018), and 'Quarto Templo' (2019). These releases have brought them critical acclaim.

To date, BIKE has played more than 400 shows in 16 Brazilian states, the venues ranging from larger stages to underground houses and festivals. They've also shared the stage with The Black Angels and Os Mutantes. The band also did three extensive international tours through France, Germany, Italy, Belgium, Scotland, and Wales and has performed at Primavera Sound (Spain), Nox Orae (Switzerland), MIL Lisbon (Portugal), and The Great Escape (England).

On March 1, 'O Torto Santo' will be available from fine digital platforms, including Spotify, Apple Music, and Bandcamp, where the ‘Arte Bruta’ album (out on May 5) is also available for pre-order. BIKE will be performing at this year's SXSW Festival (March 13~18) and Treefort Music Fest (March 24-26).

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