Cardamom Garden. Lead singer Rahill Jamalifard pulls out imagery from the even deeper well of traditional Iranian poetry, blending her words with the Brooklyn band’s entrancing girl-group harmonies. Bassist Leah Beth Fishman has an unusually big and propulsive sound for an indie-pop band, bolstered further by guitarist Lenny Lynch’s restrained melodic adornments and Karen Isabel’s primal drumming. Former Death Valley Girl Alana Amram deepens Habibi’s sound on guitar on this tour, which celebrates the recent re-release of the group’s entrancing self-titled debut album. Also Monday, October 22.
There are a lot of groups these days that are drawing from the garage-rock and ’60s psychedelic-pop well, but Habibi transform these influences into something much more powerfully engrossing and strange on their recent EP,