Thursday will be a big day for Austin-based psychedelic world music band Suns of Orpheus. Austin’s Brazilian answer to Steely Dan, the group will be honored by The City of Austin declaring August 23 as “Suns of Orpheus Day” on the same day as their CD release show at Antone’s. Not bad for a band that formed in the summer of 2011.
Fronted by Brazilian funkster and songwriter Frederico Geib, Suns of Orpheus have just completed their new album Amoris Orbita (Love Orbit). For Amoris Orbita, the group worked with Grammy winning saxophonist Phillipe Vieux (Eddie Palmieri) and Martín Perna (AntiBalas-Ocote Soul Sounds). Amoris Orbita is the follow up to their debut self-titled EP.
Supporting Suns of Orpheus on Thursday night are three of the region’s best Latin bands. Austin-based Latin fusion band La Guerrilla are always a great party band, mixing traditional sounds of South America with ska and reggae. Bombasta, San Antonio’s barrio big band, joins the party with their Ozomatli-like fusion of urban sounds and traditional Latin rhythms. Kiko Villamizar opens with his fusion of Afro-Colombiano, vallenato, ska, reggae and salsa.
Antone’s is located at 213 W. 5th Street. Doors open at 8 p.m. Music starts at 8:30 p.m. All ages are welcome. Advance tickets for this event are available here. Visit the official Facebook event page here and on Do512 here.
Listen to “Deseo Mayor” from Suns of Orpheus below.