Muy Cansado might be known around town for the upbeat grooves that defy the English translation of their moniker, but the Boston trio have stripped things down for their latest video, “Acquaintances.” The final track off January’s Let It Go LP is an acoustic number that finds singer/guitarist Chris Mulvey and singer/bassist Lisa Libera trade off dual harmonies while newcomer drummer Reyna Herrera holds down the xylophone.
In the video, which we’re premiering today on Vanyaland, the trio is up in a wooden attic, and the sunlight space serves as a nice backdrop that allows the song to take front and center.
Muy Cansado will be among a handful of bands featured on the soundtrack to Brendan Boogie’s upcoming film The Mayor of Rock And Roll, and will perform live in both the the movie and its kickoff party this Sunday at T.T. The Bear’s Place in Cambridge. Joining Cansado are others from the soundtrack, including Gene Dante and The Future Starlets, Adrian Emberley & The Revolving Band, Abbie Barrett, and appearances by Boogie and the female lead, Nikki Dessingue (formerly of Stereo Telescope). The evening will be hosted by comedian Justin P. Drew.
Get primed with the video above, as well as tracks from Let It Go. Our personal faves are “Not For Nothing,” which I spun frequently on WFNX’s old Boston Accents radio show, and lead track “Falling Down.”