Tuesday, December 2, 2008

Rainbow Arabia @ Echo

There is a scene brewing in LA and it sounds delicious. Last night at the echo, a sampling was on the menu including FT alums Fools Gold, Rainbow Arabia, We Are the World, and headliner Weave, finishing their month-long free residency. I was particular curious in the Rainbow Arabia appetizer, hearing the post-chatter from my recent trip to the CMJ music marathon in New York. The band consists solely of husband and wife Danny and Tiffany Preston. Danny, formerly of LA's eclectic afrofunk troupe Future Pigeon, was playing what seemed like 4 different keyboards including an arabic one while Tiffany provided the enchanting vocals, guitar and occasional live percussion to supplement their electronic 808 thump in your trunk. The band was fashionably accompanied by a few vibrant, scary looking stand-up creatures on stage which resembled the caveman at the end of the matterhorn ride and a tripped out little shop of horrors plant on some wicked drugs. To close out their beat-driven set, they asked for a Fools Gold percussion player to join them on stage and they got several as a party ensued. Rainbow Arabia just finished a tour with another FT alum, Gang Gang Dance but you can catch them this thursday at the Venus Warehouse in Downtown LA. Here is a slideshow of some pics from the show.

Go here to sample/purchase their EP.

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