Habibi release an EP comprising their first original compositions to come out on Kill Rock Stars - Somewhere. The EP moves Habibi's unique sound into the escapism of disco-club era New York City, an expansion upon their Detroit-bred garage roots. The four-piece enlisted producer Mike Stroud from Ratatat and mastering engineer Heba Kadry to help metamorphose their distinctive melodies.
The EP opener, "Somewhere They Can't Find Us" already gathered praises from BrooklynVegan who said the track "has real snap and energy," Alt Citizen who hailed it for being "both danceable and effortlessly understated" while professing that Habibi "has created a whole new world to exist within in the span of three minutes," a sentiment that Post Trash shared, adding that their "vocal melodies are inescapable, adding a cosmic charm to their disco-indebted punk with brightly weaving harmonies," and elsewhere Spinning Platters called it "another piece of solid joy from one of the best-kept secrets in rock."
Somewhere is out now. The 7" is available for purchase on pink vinyl via Kill Rock Stars and on gold vinyl in record stores.
To celebrate the release, Habibi will perform in New York at Baby’s All Right on November 5th and 6th, with support from Michael Imperioli's band Zopa, JD Samson and Roddy Buttom's Crickets, Anno from Olivia Neutron-John, an El Michels Affair DJ set, and more. Habibi will tour the east coast this fall and the west coast in the spring of 2022.