What is unique about Mekaal Hasan Band is that they have members from Pakistan and India, and they play something called sufi rock (a fusion of rock music with Pakistani classical music). Their songs are sung in either Farsi or Punjabi.
As described by band leader Mekaal Hasan, they have released three albums, with their early materials were too "dense and cerebral". What he is referring to is the more jazz rock style on "Bandeya", with emphasis later in the song with some really heavy bass.
Their later songs, particularly on their latest Andholan and untitled upcoming record, their music is more up-tempo and more "groovy" as Hasan puts it.
Mekaal Hasan Band's Lux Style Awards-nominated album Andholan is out now.
Remaining tour dates:
Sep 5 - Los Angeles, CA -The Markaz
Mekaal Hasan Band at the Cedar Cultural Center, Minneapolis (26 Aug 2015)