Pharaohs - Manhunter [VINYL]

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Pharaohs (surprisingly not a surf band, considering their name and proximity to Los Angeles) cover a range of styles on their newest three-track 12" for Intercoastal Artists.

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Pharaohs (surprisingly not a surf band, considering their name and proximity to Los Angeles) cover a range of styles on their newest three-track 12" for Intercoastal Artists. Epic opener “Manhunter” sounds like the mutant grandchild of late-1970s / early-1980s New York City and mid 80s Rimini. Think 99 Records, Sleeping Bag or ZE, throw in some Madchester and a bit of Italo, then tiptoe past Gottsching’s E2-E4, and you’re close. If Arthur Russell (RIP) guested on this track, it wouldn’t be a surprise.

The other two cuts are roughly new age, but with one distinction - the filth oozing off the sax on “Nature Lovers” is more shocking and sleazy than any Wolf Eyes track. Of course, shocking in the most serene way possible. That said, either could be a lost backing track to an early Roxy Music album. The only things missing are Bryan Ferry’s voice and Eno’s plummage. File this alongside R&S or Transmat releases, or even Blurt, Pigbag or A Certain Ratio records. More on the nose, listen to this while watching the elevator scene in Drive.

Pharaohs feature Alejandro Cohen (co-founder of legendary SoCal radio station / multimedia scenemakers Dublab) and Sam Cooper alongside newest members Diego Herrera (AKA Suzanne Kraft) and Casey Butler (Stellar Rahim). 2013 has already seen a flurry of Pharaohs activity: they garnered high praise for their recently released LP on 100% Silk and 12" on ESP, receiving nods from Pitchfork, The Fader, XLR8R, Ad Hoc, and the list continues. Manhunter is by far their furthest step forward. Seriously, these guys are the shit.

Tracklisting:

1. Manhunter
2. Oasiics
3. Nature Lovers


Artist Pharaohs
Title Manhunter
Label Intercoastal Artists
Format 12" Single
Release Date 28th October 2013
Cat Number IA007

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