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Posted March 4, 2016 by Andy Belt in Tracks
 
 

SOMBA – “The Ox”

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Brazilian jam band SOMBA has been at it for nearly two decades now, but their music  remains  inspired. With four albums to their name, the four-piece continues to ride strong with their chilled-out rock.  On “The Ox” from their latest full-length effort, Homônimo, the band channels hazy Os Mutantes-indebted guitars as the drums amble along behind.

Despite the calm atmosphere,  guitars still ring through with slow-burning solos that would be right at home at any outdoor summer festival or on a Phish record. Not to mention, the band’s frontman sounds similar to Trey Anastasio, an icon of the jam band scene, as well as Super Furry Animals’ Gruff Rhys. SOMBA proves that even after being a band since 1998, you can still sound just as fresh as when you started.


Andy Belt