Thursday, July 21, 2011

El Hal Romancy - Mashrou' Leila [Official Video]


We miss you, but we can take seven more days.

Leila's super-excited for this one. El Hal Romancy - a video... This time.. she wanted to hold the camera - she wouldn't pose for this one, she just wouldn't.

She grabbed the camera with few of her friends, few lovers and a bride and attacked Beirut. Beirut wasn't enough, she attacked Trablus. Trablus wasn't enough, but there was no money and no time left. She came back with this.

watch it - share it - post it on your walls - spread the word - and come kiss Leila on the 29th.


Sunday, July 17, 2011

EL Hal Romancy Free Download


I hope this message finds you inspired, healthy, and in good spirits.

As you might have picked up from my previous messages, I’ve been working on a new E.P. for some time.

If you’re feeling supportive, it’s available for download on iTunes and on Amazon. You can buy it here:

iTunes []

Amazon []

Otherwise, if you can’t buy it online, then you can download it for free off of the band’s website. We have worked so much on the music, recording and mixing it ourselves - so we wouldn't have to answer to any music bureaucrats - we're more than happy to share it with you for free. you can download it on this link:

While you’re at the site make sure you check out the photographs Tarek Moukkadem took of us and George Awde took for us for the album art.

Also, the E.P. will be available in print with the album art, the way all music should be kept, as of the 29th of July at the launch at the Hippodrome. I hope you can make it. Salma, my sister, said to me once “dance is for the theatre, or the eyes of a loved one, and when you’re lucky, those two aren’t the same.” I’m not sure I believe that, but either way I’d love little more than to know you are in the crowd while I dance.

Morning kisses on your right eyelid…



Thursday, July 14, 2011


dear citizens of lubnanabad – and revolutionary lovers -

The People’s Republic of Lubnanabad cordially invites you to join us to the biggest wedding of the summer – Leila and Wajih – and the celebration of our new E.P. The event will take place on July 29th, starting 8 pm – at the Beirut Hippodrome [horseracing track] in Mathaf [next to the National Museum of Beirut]. 

Tickets will be available starting this Friday the 15th at: 

- Virgin Ticketing box office - 01 999666
- Coppa Di Pasta - Hamra - 01 341734
- U Shop - United Station Antelias, Hazmieh - 03 979757
- United Dj's Record Shop - Zalka - 03 957344

don't lave that to the last day - 15 days left for the concert!!!

If you’re around town, YOU HAVE TO COME. If you’re in the region, or somewhere close - you have to try to come. We have made special travel packages with Kurban Travels for our friends abroad – you can check more details on:​urbanTours.pdf

If you’re far far away - disneyland, Narnia, Gotham city or somewhere further away – and there’s no way you can make it to Beirut on july 29th - then this is what you have to do:

If you know someone in Beirut - tell them about it. Share the link - invite them to come, harass them with it. Make them take videos to share with you - so you pretend you were there - playing with us, singing with us - somehow. We want to meet all your friends in Beirut, your parents, and their friends - we want your imaginary friends, your BBM contacts, your chat-buddies... your lovers, your colleagues, your children and even grandkids... Everyone - hoping one day - we’ll meet you as well..

This is another special night for us – we’re releasing our E.P, and planning the biggest concert we’ve ever played – for us – for you – the whole thing wouldn’t be the same without you - it would mean a lot to us if you’re there…

love, 3'azl el baneit, and nervous impatience,