DC’s Time Is Fire released a second EP, Angels, on March 31 via Electric Cowbell, and the psychedelic dance quartet perform next at Comet Ping Pong on Saturday, May 13.
Fronted by Iranian-born Sufi poet Kamyar Arsani, Time Is Fire is an electric live band, playing music both instantly familiar and strangely new to the ears at the same time. Time Is Fire deftly mixes Sufi, Afropunk, electro, psychedelia, and other influences while blazing their own trail.
Listen to Angels by Time Is Fire on Soundcloud:
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“On the local quartet’s newest EP, their pan-cultural influences continue to grow,” observed Washington City Paper.
Angels was recorded at Inner Ear Studios Bastille by Eamonn Aiken and mixed by Brendan Canty (Fugazi/Rites of Spring). Time Is Fire enlisted Smoota from TV on the Radio to play trombone on the title track “Angels.”
Catch Kamyar, guitarist Matthew Perrone, bassist Asish Vyas, and drummer Jim Thomson in action at Comet Ping Pong on May 13. Buy your tickets at the door.
Time Is Fire
Opening for Crown Larks w/ The Messthetics
Comet Ping Pong
Saturday, May 13