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Oruã Share “Miragem” Second Single Off Upcoming LP ‘Passe’

Experience the experimental sounds of Oruã & their latest single, “Miragem,” join them on their summer tour across the US.



Oruã, photo by Pan Alves
Oruã, photo by Pan Alves

Experimental lo-fi Brazilian group Oruã shares “Miragem,” the second single off their upcoming LP, Passe, due for release on July 19th.

Oruã recently announced they’ll be taking the noise on the road this summer, sharing dates across the US with the band Dad Bod. The tour kicks off in Idaho, just in time for their LP release, and hits major cities across America. Tickets, dates, and information can be found here.

Oruã says of the track:

“‘Miragem’ was born near the sea, while three quarters of the band lived together for some time. The lyrics combined feelings of relief and pain because we lived in paradise while we were also dealing with difficult events in our lives. It became a song about people who are down and how they can still help others who are also down. The track was recorded in Cabo Frio with the support of André Medeiros who worked as a sound engineer and mixer for this track.”

Former members of Built to Spill and formed in Rio de Janeiro, Oruã has become stalwarts of the Brazilian lo-fi music scene. The band is led by critically-acclaimed guitarist and producer Lê Almeida and is joined by long-time collaborators João Casaes (synths), Bigu Medine (bass) and Phill Fernandes (drums).

Together, they blend lo-fi indie rock, krautrock, noise, afrobeat, and Brazilian references that range from Luiz Gonzaga’s primal Pernambuco sound to classic Brazilian psych rock. In 2019 their sound was discovered by indie rock legend Doug Martsch of Built to Spill, which led to him inviting Lê and João to become temporary members of the 90’s indie rock band. Later, they recorded, co-produced, and co-mixed Built to Spill’s most recent album, When the Wind Forgets Your Name, released in 2022 on Sub Pop Records.

Oruã 2024 Live Show Dates: 

July 19th – Boise, ID – Neurolux
July 21th – Astoria, OR – Columbia Theater
July 22nd – Portland, OR – Swan Dive
July 23rd – Seattle, WA – Chop Suey
July 25th – Eugene, OR – Sam Bond’s Garage
July 26th – Arcata, CA – Miniplex
July 27th – San Francisco, CA – El Rio
July 28th – Los Angeles, CA – Resident
July 29th – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar
July 30th – Phoenix, AZ – Linger Longer Lounge
July 31th – Albuquerque, NM – The Minnow
Aug 3rd – Austin, TX – The 13th Floor
Aug 7th – Gainesville, FL – The How Bazaar
Aug 8th – Tampa, FL – Hooch & Hiv
Aug 11th – Durham, NC – Rubies on 5 Points
Aug 12th – Washington, DC – The Garage
Aug 14th – Philadelphia, PA – Philamoca
Aug 15th – Brooklyn, NY – Baker Falls x Knitting Factory
Aug 17th – Pittsburgh, PA – Poetry
Aug 18th – Detroit, MI – Lager House
Aug 19th – Windsor, ON – Meteor
Aug 20th – Chicago, IL – Burlington Bar
Aug 21th – Minneapolis, MN – Cloudland
Aug 23rd – Colorado Spring, CO – Lulus
Aug 24th – Denver, CO – Larimer
Aug 25th – Salt Lake City, UT – The DLC at Quarters Arcade Bar *

*Only Oruã

Oruã “Miragem” single artwork

Oruã “Miragem” single artwork

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