Summer is in full swing, though the coastal region of Los Angeles may be experiencing a cold and dreary climate, inland it feels like summer. Thus I start to listen to music that have summery qualities to them, heck if I find the time I might even throw together a summer mix for you all. One artist that I would absolutely include is Brazilian rockers Os Mutantes. They are one of the best known acts from the 60s Tropicalia scene, a blend of British rock American psychedelia and Brazilian rhythms. This combination lead to an extremely unique and vibrant sound that was very influential to South America in the 60s 70s and even to indie artists of today. Os Mutantes is perfect for a Los Angeles summer because like the city, their music is a melting pot of different cultures.