Yasmine Hamdan, the Lebanese singer CNN said is “capturing a changing Arab world,” shares the song “Douss” via the Utne Reader (http://www.utne.com/utne-reader-music-sampler). “Douss” comes from Hamdan’s forthcoming Ipecac Recordings’ (under license from Crammed Discs) debut, Al Jamilat, available March 31. Co-produced by Hamdan, Luke Smith (Foals, Depeche Mode, Lily Allen) and Leo Abrahams (Brian Eno, Carl Barat), Al Jamilat also features guest musicians Steve Shelley (Sonic Youth) and Shahzad Ismaily (Laurie Anderson, Loud Reed, John Zorn).
Hamdan came to prominence in the Middle East and Europe as part of the Lebanese electro duo the Soapkills, which she followed with the release of a solo debut, Ya Nass. NPR described the 11-song album as having “perfected a very particular kind of disaffected cool, like a less effortful Lana Del Rey.” Ya Nass was co-produced by Hamdan and Nouvelle Vague’s Marc Collin. That same year, Hamdan made an appearance in Jim Jarmusch’s film, “Only Lovers Left Alive.”
March 23 @ Littlefield – Brooklyn, NY