Listen: ‘Amiga’ by Winter & Triptides

Winter & Triptides – the new collaboration from LA indie darlings Samira Winter and Glenn Brigman – has released its latest single “Amiga,” to be featured on the duo’s debut album Estrela Mágica, out on September 28th via OAR. The 405 calls it “both noisey and tropical,” and serves as the perfect appetizer to the beautifully constructed album, written almost entirely in Portuguese.

The pair first met in LA and immediately bonded over their mutual love of Brazilian music and culture. Winter, growing up in Curitiba, Brazil, was exposed to MPB and tropicalia at an early age by her mother Maristela, who used to sing “Ele Dorme” and “Raio De Sol” to young Samira (both appear as new arrangements on the album). Brigman, while attending Indiana University, was introduced to Brazilian music by his roommate Pedro Assad who left him a collection of Brazilian samba, bossa nova and tropicalia LPs upon moving to Rio de Janeiro.

The duo didn’t plan on making a record together; they simply set out to create the type of music they both loved. Citing influences from Brazil’s colourful Tropicalia movement as well as the phased out sunshine psychedelia of the American 1960s, Winter and Brigman started blending together their favourite musical colors into a brand new sonic palette. Two years and a dozen home recording sessions later, they had crafted enough material to form the Estrela Mágica LP. Whether or not you speak Portuguese, the nostalgic, hazey sound and classic song crafting of Estrela Mágica will translate into any heart that is willing to open itself to the music. From melancholic ruminations on time and loneliness to blissful statements of friendship and peace, Winter and Brigman are exploring the universal aspects of the human experience.

Fans can expect more new music from Winter & Triptides leading up to the album release. Winter will also be hitting the road in August with Vinyl Williams, and will be playing selections from Estrela Mágica. For more information on Winter & Triptides, be sure to visit

Winter Upcoming Tour Dates w/ Vinyl Williams:

Aug 09 – Levitt Pavilion – Los Angeles, CA * w/ SWIMM

Aug 10 – Blonde Bar – San Diego, CA

Aug 11 – Mercury Lounge – Goleta, CA

Aug 12 – Brick & Mortar – San Francisco, CA

Aug 14 – Liquor Store – Portland, OR

Aug 15 – Fox Cabaret – Vancouver, BC

Aug 16 – Vera Project – Seattle, WA

Aug 17 – Neurolux – Boise, ID

Aug 19 – Kilby Court – Salt Lake City, UT

Aug 21 – Lost Lake – Denver, CO

Aug 22 – Sister The Bar – Albuquerque, NM *

Aug 23 – Love Buzz – El Paso, TX *

(* without VW)