The LA duo make their Kompakt debut next month.
As their name quite concisely suggests, Rainbow Arabia play psychedelic pop with a world music twist. The group consists of Danny and Tiffany Preston, a married couple from LA who cut their teeth in a dub band called Future Pigeon. Most of their tunes use a lo-fi electronic set-up (word has it a Lebanese Casio was in some way responsible for the group's formation) complemented by angular guitars, Tiffany's shrill vocals and loose tribal rhythms. Though their catalog to date is rather slim, the group have already earned a few reviews on Pitchfork, toured with the likes of Gang Gang Dance and appeared on a split 7-inch with Nosaj Thing.
Boys and Diamonds was recorded at Muppet Palace (i.e. the Prestons' home studio). It was written and performed by the duo along with some of their "friends," which includes the drummer Butchy Fuego, who's worked in the past with MIA and The Boredoms.
01. Boys and Diamonds
02. Without You
03. Nothin Gonna Be Undone
06. Jungle Bear
09. This Life is Practice
Kompakt will release Boys and Diamonds on February 28th, 2010.