Guitars detune as the song progresses, weather-beaten toms rattle along sadly, and the vocals are not so much featured as entombed in the song.
Boogarins' “Cuerdo” opens with a strikingly gruesome shot: a dead cow lying on its side in a grassy field, a gigantic gash in its side. It’s an appropriate image for the song, a maelstrom of decay and entropy. Guitars detune as the song progresses, weather-beaten toms rattle along sadly, and the vocals are not so much featured as entombed in the song. It’s a dark video fitting an explosive but bleak tune — and, in the bleakness of both video and audio, we see the seeds of life begun anew.
“It was quite a surprise to us when we saw the dead cow being eaten by vultures,” says the band’s Benke Ferraz. “Since the first time I saw it, I felt like the vultures can represent a lot for anyone who feel for minorities and how our conservative/sadistic society and its media deal with it all.”
Catch Boogarins on the tail end of their tour at the dates below.
August 3 — Monty Hall (Jersey City, NJ)
August 4 — The Saint (Asbury Park, NJ)
August 5 — Middle East (Cambridge, MA)
August 6 — Summer Stage, Central Park (Brasil Summerfest) (New York, NY)