Echo Park's Rainbow Arabia rolled up to WFMU with a U-Haul full of gear at 9 in the morning this Monday to record a set for my show and it was like some sort of middle eastern acid-washed troupe from the future-past had landed on Montgomery street: neon-polka-dotted Arabic Casio keyboards, a mini percussion rack that could have belonged to either Jamie Lidell or my 4-year-old cousin, and a bunch of cutouts of safari animals. And that's pretty much what they sounded like: awesome. Husband and wife Danny (who you may know from Whiskey Biscuits) and Tiffany requested that I turn on the hip-hop bass filter to really get the radio audience jumping, and it really did. Just listen, you'll be glad you did. It's free!!!!
They're touring the country now, so check that out, and also check them when they come back to the area with Gang Gang Dance in November.