What We're Digging Right Now - Poor Rich Boy

Monday, June 2, 2014 at 6:00 AM
Melissa Bobbitt

  Music   Photo courtesy USEFP Hailing from Lahore, Pakistan, Poor Rich Boy sounds like a Merge Records mainstay. The group’s crystalline acoustic guitars and syncopated, airy percussion suggest a Middle Eastern-South Asian Bon Iver or Iron and Wine. The musicians are true storytellers, morphing political figures Benazir Bhutto and Asif Ali Zardari into a composite character in the breezy ukulele-led “Zardarazir.” The English-speaking sextet delves into spellbinding wordplay in the Nick Drake-like “Fair Weather Friend,” in which singers Shehzad... READ MORE