Mark Matos

[audio:] Mark Matos & Os Beaches – On My Mind (demo)

It wasn’t long after we interviewed singer-songwriter Mark Matos from “acid gospel” band Campo Bravo that the group announced a hiatus that is still ongoing today. While some August show listings suggest that the break will soon end, Matos has spent the interim time working on a solo project called Mark Matos & Os Beaches, which debuts this Thursday the 24th at the Hemlock Tavern.

Recorded at his home studio, “The Fantasy Hi-Fi Ghetto,” the demos on MM&OB’s MySpace page offer some intriguing slices of minimalist psych-folk that don’t feel terribly far removed from Mark’s other band. One suspects the new group’s live debut will feature a slightly fuller sound, as Matos promises an eight-piece band featuring members of The Blank Tapes, Jolie Holland’s band, Buxter Hoot’n, and–naturally–Campo Bravo.

Thursday’s show features supporting performances from The Scarecrowes and Classical Revolution. It starts at 9:30pm and is $6.