Mark Matos & Os Beaches - Photo by Tobias Womack

[audio:] Mark Matos & Os Beaches – “Hired Hand”

Mark Matos’ Campo Bravo left us with a great podcast episode and some terrific psych rock, so the emergence of Mark Matos & Os Beaches‘ debut Words of the Knife is an exciting development around here. The album comes out on November 17th on Porto Franco Records, but there’s a special pre-release show Thursday (9pm, $10) at Cafe Du Nord. Matos promises a “special evening…full of warrior-monks, jumping tigers, burning television sets and explosions of a psychedelic nature,” and while I imagine he’s overstating it slightly, you’ll have to be there to know for sure.

Glenn Labs and TV Mike & The Scarecrows (celebrating a CD release of their own) also perform. After the show, Matos and band have a bunch of tour dates around the West Coast.