Rainbow Arabia is due to release a 12″ EP (or mini-LP, if you want to be trendy) titled Kabukimono on July 27th, 2009 through Manimal Vinyl Records.
The Kabukimono EP, is produced by Butchy Fuego of Pit Er Pat — whom are an excellent band & recorded one of my favorite LPs of 2008: High Time.
The 12″ EP “will include four new tracks, a new version of “I Know I See I Love I Go” and 2 remixes of “Omar K” and “Let Them Dance”.
Today the band revealed the first of the 4 new songs, entitled “Haunted Hall.”
“Haunted Hall” expands upon the wordly(ish)-indie/electro path of the decent Basta EP, but seems to be a little more re-listenable. Although this forthcoming EP is called Kabukimono, “Haunted Hall” doesn’t appear to have much Japanese influence; but perhaps the EP title is more a reference to the behavior of the Kabukimono. Regardless, “Haunted Hall” is definitely worth a listen.
Also — just in case you missed it the first time it circulated — here’s that awesomely-zany music video for Rainbow Arabia’s “Omar K”.
Like I said, zany!