Habibi - New York, NY
After being coined by the New Yorker as having “the Colgate white glisten of sixties girl group pop combined with an uncensored edge” for their acclaimed debut album, Habibi broke boundaries by introducing Farsi-sung tunes on their EP 'Cardamom Garden' that “shed rigid definitions of what constitutes American music” (Pitchfork). In 2020, a month before the world drastically changed, 'Anywhere But Here', the group’s prophetic sophomore album was released which led NPR’s Robin Hilton to call them a “noir girl-group.” In the fall of 2021, Habibi released a two-song EP of original compositions, titled ‘Somewhere’ to inaugurate their signing to the legendary label Kill Rock Stars. The EP moved the unique four-piece’s sound into the escapism of disco club era New York City, an expansion upon their Detroit-bred garage roots. Habibi knew it was time to cut loose and take you to the dance floor, enlisting producer Mike Stroud from Ratatat and Heba Kadry as mastering engineer. Fans of the Tom Tom Club and ESG will find here plenty to love.
Both sides of this 7-inch are effortlessly groovy and hypnotic but also edgy - Bandcamp Daily
""Somewhere The Can't Find Us" has real snap and energy." -BrooklynVegan
"The Music Goes Somewhere Special" - 25 Years Later
"They’re raw and rugged like indie rock and propulsive like music that gets you off your barstool. The songs engender movement, the kind meant for dancing after a few shots in a sweaty rock club." - American Songwriter
“Somewhere They Can’t Find Us” is another instant hit from the group and you gotta wonder how they do it." - Record Turnover