Habibi Releases New Single “Somewhere They Can’t Find Us”

Today, Habibi release Somewhere They Can’t Find Us,” the first of a two-song EP titled ‘Somewhere’Habibi knows it’s time to cut loose and take you to the dance floor, enlisting producer Mike Stroud from Ratatat and Heba Kadry as mastering engineer.

Their first original composition to be released by Kill Rock StarsSomewhere They Can’t Find Us moves the unique four-piece’s sound into the escapism of disco club era New York City, an expansion upon their Detroit-bred garage roots. Fans of the Tom Tom Club and ESG will find here plenty to love.

‘Somewhere’ is slated for a physical release on October 29th. The 7″ is available for pre-order on pink or gold vinyl. To celebrate the EP, Habibi will perform at Baby’s All Right on November 5th with support from Crickets (Le Tigre’s JD Samson & Faith No More’s Roddy Bottum), a poerty reading by Anno, and a DJ set by El Michels Affair. Habibi will tour the east coast this fall and west coast in the spring of 2022.

After being coined by The New Yorker as having “the Colgate white glisten of sixties girl group pop combined with an uncensored edge” for their acclaimed debut album, Habibi broke boundaries by introducing Farsi-sung tunes on their EP ‘Cardamom Garden’ that “shed rigid definitions of what constitutes American music” (Pitchfork). In 2020, a month before the world drastically changed, Anywhere But Here, the group’s prophetic sophomore album was released which led NPR’s Robin Hilton to call them a “noir girl-group” on All Songs Considered.

Habibi ‘Somewhere’ Tour Dates 
10/22/21 – Portland, ME – Space (Tickets)
10/23/21 – Portsmouth, NH – Press Room (Tickets)
10/24/21 – Providence, RI – Columbus Theatre (Tickets)
10/25/21 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall (Tickets)
10/29/21 – North Adams, MA – HiLo (Tickets)
11/04/21 – Woodstock, NY – Colony (Tickets)
11/05/21 – New York, NY – Baby’s All Right (Tickets)
11/07/21 – Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s (Tickets)
11/18/21 – Cleveland, OH – Beachland Tavern (Tickets)
11/19/21 – Chicago, IL – Hideout (Tickets)
11/20/21 – Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club (Tickets)
11/21/21 – Detroit, MI – UFO Factory (Tickets)

03/03/22 – San Diego, CA – Soda Bar (Tickets)
03/04/22 – Palm Springs, CA – Alibi (Tickets)
03/05/22 – Los Angeles, CA – Lodge Room (Tickets)
03/06/22 – Santa Cruz, CA – Moe’s Alley (Tickets)
03/07/22 – San Francisco, CA – Chapel (Tickets)
03/08/22 – Sacramento, CA – Harlow’s (Tickets)
03/10/22 – Portland, OR – Mississippi Studios (Tickets)
03/11/22 – Tacoma, WA – Fawcett Hall (Tickets)
03/12/22 – Seattle, WA – Barboza (Tickets)