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Archive: Mashrou’ Leila


+++ Alexis Penney will release her debut album Window next month on my new favorite music label Ecstasy. “Praying for Rain” is a first promising leak from the record and like most of the other songs of it was co-produced by Teengirl Fantasy‘s Nick Weiss and Jamie Crewe aka Poisonous Relationship. You can stream and download it here:

+++ Berlin based artist rRoxymore, who you might know from the split single “Patriarchy over & out” she released with Planningtotorock last year, is about to release her first EP Precarious/Precious next month. The promising track “”FltNordf” gives a first taste of the four-track record, which will be out via Planningtorocks’ Human Level label. I hope that the whole EP is as groovy and deep as this:

+++ Beirut based Mashrou’ Leila (Arabic: مشروع ليلى‎), which has turned into one of my favorite bands ever over the last months and whose singer Hamed Sinno I’ve quoted here a couple of weeks ago, is currently funding money on the crowdfunding platform Zoomaal to turn their third album “Raasuk” into “the biggest Arab release yet”. If you wanna know more about the project and support this wonderful band check out this link and the video behind it.

+++ The hot mess below is the video for “Conduct Your Touch” by Brookly based duo Von Haze. The clip (still on top) was their directed by Todd Pendu and is starring the beautiful Andre Johnson aka Andre J (picture on top). The song can be found on their Kar Dee Akk Ake EP (out via Pendu Sound).

“Bullying is a national sport in Lebanon. You can’t walk down the street without getting catcalls and snide remarks. The way I see it, there’s no sense in being melodramatic about it. Buy a pair of noise canceling headphones, raise the volume on your Mykki Blanco mix, and keep walking.” (Hamed Sinno, singer of the lebanese band Mashrou’ Leila in the current issue of My.Kali magazine. “Fasateen” can be found on the band’s self-titled first album from 2012)