Brooklyn's HABIBI (Burger Records) weaves colorful 60s girl-group refrains with moodier, more expansive sonic textures and Middle Eastern touches that celebrate lead singer Rahill's Iranian heritage. While The New Yorker described their self-titled debut as "the Colgate-white glisten of sixties-girl-group pop with an uncensored edge," their new album responds to a current global climate of unease with a celebration of female friendship through trying times of doubt. With Long Beach's RUDY DE ANDA ("recalls the far-out psych-rock excursions of Connan Mockasin, but roots them in a laid-back, surf-pop vibe that is pure Southern California." - L.A. Weekly). 21 & up.