Based in Los Angeles, CA, Pharaohs originally started out as the duo of Sam Cooper and Alejandro Cohen. As a duo, they released a four song cassette tape in 2009 on Living Tapes, and that material was heavily influenced by electronic music pioneers Richard PInhas, Michael Rother, Manuel Gottsching and others.
The duo of Cooper and Cohen began regularly performing at dance parties and collaborating with local musicians and producers including regular collaborations with Diego Herrera (a.k.a. Suzanne Kraft) and Casey Butler (a.k.a Stellar Rahim). The addition of saxophone and synths seemed natural, and by 2011 Pharaohs had become a quartet.
Earlier this year, the band released a four song EP and they’re following that with the April 20th release of their full-length debut, Replicant Moods through 100% Silk Records. “Miraculous Feet,” is the first single from the debut album and it has the band collaborating with labelmate Maria Minerva on vocals. It’s a collaboration reportedly born from mutual friends and acquaintances, as well as high-speed internet access. In any case, the song sounds as though it could have been recorded in 1983.