It’s been making me so happy to get lots of positive feedback about Yola Fatoush lately. Their new cassette, ‘Thugs Intro, Dreamland Wakes’, comes out on Deathbomb Arc next month as a part of our Summer 2012 batch. Yola Fatoush is a band I first heard when they submitted music to the Deathbomb Digital Singles Club almost a year ago. Here was a band that sounds unlike anyone out there. As I’ve mentioned before, their romantic take on contemporary urban music/culture is akin to what Pet Shop Boys were doing in the 80s and 90s. Of course, it is a different cultural climate now, so the results are very different. Another thing that separates the two is Yola Fatoush’s interest in religious references in their aesthetic. This excited the folks over at the Secret Decoder blog as well, and they have shared a downloadable mp3 of “I Like”, the closing track from Yola Fatoush’s upcoming cassette. This track embodies that religious fascination more than any other on the album. Or as Secret Decoder says:
“I Like” is an enigmatic closer to the album, though the cavernous chants add an interesting new dimension to British “tribalism” (hah), suggesting a regional affinity for the impulse.
Click through to read more about this song and to download it of course. If you like what you hear, be sure to pre-order the cassette at our webstore!
Art by: frankhats