Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Hanni El Khatib-Will the Guns Come Out (2011)

Hanni El Khatib- Dead Wrong by davefranklin

Hanni El Khatib - "Build-Destroy-Rebuild" by brooklynvegan

Sad about the White Stripes breaking up? Even sadder that Dead Moon broke up in 2006? No need to fear Hanni El Khatib is here! If you need a nice shot of kick ass garage rock with a bit of a 50s twang then this is defintely not to be missed. It's like taking all those things mentioned and adding restraint where it is needed and letting the fuck loose when needed. These songs are not very complicated, they never needed to be. This is pure dirty, soulful classic rock n roll! This has punch and it is easily one of the most ass kicking debuts i have heard in years. Lyrically he is very direct, which perfectly matches the directness of the music. He curses when he needs to, cries when he wants to and lays down sick riff after sick riff, hell in the opening track he even throws down some weird ass experimental acapella shit. If you don't like this album you are probably dead downstairs. So far this is thee party record of 2011 and i hope to hear this blasting from peoples cars this fall(i know it wont happen). By some miracle I hope this guy takes off because he totally deserves it!

oh yeah and that cover art is fucking KILLER!


  1. I gotta say I'm not really hearing any white stripes in this.... it seems like maybe a poppier thee oh sees or something. the second song is definitely more garagey but still not in a way that makes me think of the white stripes. I wish I could think of what this makes me think of... its kind of like indie pop using garage rock as a sonic style

  2. also, this guy is currently opening for peter bjorn and john so he's probably doing ok for himself with the indie kids