Thursday, June 4, 2009

Tropicália at Village Voice, this week

Fifth Street Tropicália (in Furs)
A downtown record-store owner unearths the Holy Grail of lost Brazilian psychedelia

Tropicália in Furs, a hole-in-the-wall Brazilian record shop in the East Village, is the kind of place New Yorkers worry will disappear from the city forever. A tiny alternate universe where Technicolor dots bounce off glossy LP covers by Os Mutantes, the Cramps, and Martha Reeves & the Vandellas, it's never crowded or empty, and the same affable connoisseur is always behind the counter. Joel ... MORE »

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