Thursday, April 8, 2010

Egyptian Hip Hop

Remember when you first heard buzz about Interpol or Bloc Party or Arcade Fire, and you finally heard their music and just said to yourself " Yes!"? That's how I felt when I first heard Egyptian Hip Hop. They are starting to create quite a buzz, and they will be big. Really: expect Interpol/Bloc Party status for these guys over the coming months/years. The vocals on this track remind me of Robert Smith in a way; the singer seems to be straining at times like Robert often does with those high notes. But much like with Smith's vocals, it only adds to the charm and weight of the song. In fact, EHH remind me of the Cure a lot... not in terms of sound, they just have this undercurrent to their music that, while still pop-y, is also dark and unsettling. Wow, I'm looking forward to hearing more from these guys.

Buy their debut 7" from Pure Groove. It's about 5 minutes from becoming a collector's item.

Egyptian Hip Hop - Heavenly by Pure Groove

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