Here is the latest entry in the "great music, dubious band name" craze that has been perplexing and confusing us with love (see: Rainbow Arabia, Neon Indian, Soft Pack nee The Muslims). We love all you dudes' tunes but like, your band names are forcing us into the crevices of our brains where we dissect the flippancy of "otherness," and we'd rather use that mindspace to think about things like the Western op-ed coverage of Iran and whatnot. Anyway, Britain's Egyptian Hip Hop is apparently a band of high schoolers so they get more of a pass. They are purveyors of moody melodies that have apparently played few shows, but their swaying synths are already warming our hearts.
June 22, 2009