This new Hanni El Khatib track is just begging for radio airplay, and we’re sure it will soon grace the redundant airwaves of KROQ and 98.7FM (if it hasn’t already).
As the second single of the Dan Auerbach-produced album, there is no doubt “Penny” is catchy-as-hell, but it sure doesn’t burn with the same raw, badass-ery as the songs on Will The Guns Come Out. Out with the bad boy croons and in with the happy-go-lucky, candy choruses. “Penny” will have even the baddest biker prancing around in a flowers field. It may be more frat boy music than “rebel music,” but the change in style and sound, for at least this new Hanni El Khatib song has a positive charm. Every bad boy needs a sweet and soft side, and “Penny” is Hanni El Khatib’s.
Hanni El Khatib will be on tour this May with the Black Angels. Scroll down for tour dates.
Give “Penny” a listen and let us know your thoughts in a comment below.
Watch Hanni El Khatib’s video for “Family” produced by Dan Auerbach.
HANNI EL KHATIB TOUR DATES
5/02/13 @ Spanish Moon – Baton Rouge, LA Ω
5/03/13 @ Work Play Theatre – Birmingham, AL Ω
5/04/13 @ Shakey Knees Festival – Atlanta, GA
5/05/13 @ Mercy Lounge – Nashville, TN Ω
5/07/13 @ The Vogue – Indianapolis, IN Ω
5/08/13 @ The Firebird – St. Louis, MO Ω
5/09/13 @ Riot Room – Kansas City, MO
5/10/13 @ Boulder Theater – Boulder, CO Ω
5/11/13 @ The Depot – Salt Lake City, UT Ω
5/13/13 @ Neptune Theatre – Seattle, WA Ω
5/14/13 @ Commodore Ballroom – Vancouver, BC Ω
5/15/13 @ Wonder Ballroom – Portland, OR Ω
5/17/13 @ The Fillmore – San Francisco, CA Ω
Ω = w/ The Black Angels