This one didn't make it into Long Song Week for some reason. Clocking in at 13 minutes long, "On The Bowery" is no lightweight, and it actually hails from the same album that has my longest song on it, Aural Florida - reviewed here for your convenience. The title track is a stupefying epic, employing many instruments and people and from what I hear it was improvised as well. Not quite the case with this song, I think - this, the last song on the album, is more like a funky lullaby that devolves into a sort of round-the-campfire extended ending, which then fades out and (spoiler alert) comes back in when you least expect it.
I find myself listening to this song a lot, as it is one of Shalabi Effect's most accessible songs and also just a great song in general. You should get your hands on this album - it's a double CD but to be honest I only listen to "Aural Florida," its intro, and "On the Bowery." Considering, though, that they comprise 50 minutes of music between them, I'd say I made a bargain purchase. I even got a little note from Sam Shalabi in the package! He's on Alien8 Recordings, which has a lot of other great bands too, and you can order his CD right from them.