Sunday, March 20, 2011
Singled Out - Hanni El Khatib's Build. Destroy. Rebuild
There's a lot to like about Hanni El Khatib. He's got rock star ready looks and an insouciance that seems like he earned it. And he tears through songs with such a ferocity on guitar it's impossible to not notice.
And there's a lot to want to like about his upcoming June release, Will The Guns Come Out. Take the track "Build. Destroy. Rebuild." On its surface, it's reminiscent of early Jack White, garage-y and bluesy. But The rhythm and melodies are more than that, more funk and 70s era soul than what the White Stripes or other Detroit garage rockers brought to the table.
If you didn't check out the highly polished and stylized video for Loved One, do that. Then grab Build. Destroy. Rebuild and thrash around a bit yourself.
Download Hanni El Khatib's Build. Destroy. Rebuild from RCRD LBL
Buy the 7 inch Build. Destroy. Rebuild b/w Loved One from Innovative Leisure.