The indie salsa band, Bio Ritmo, wasn’t enough to satisfy keyboardist Marlysse Simmons passion for music, so she formed Os Magrelos with the help from Cameron Ralston (bass) and Matt Wyatt (drums) and Bio Ritmo member Tobias Whitaker (trombone). Although the music is still Latin, instead of playing salsa, the band takes a complete turn with samba, bossa nova, rock and Portuguese lyrics.
Os Magrelos’ transforms the classic samba “Luz Negra” into a bass heavy instrumental song that makes side A of a 45-vinyl record released by Electric Cowbell Records. Side B features the vocals of Laura Ann Singh singing “Seja Como For” in Portuguese. As a bonus, the record includes “Canada Drive”, a track filled with samba and drums.
Listen to “Seja Como For” below and download here.