Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun 12" EP (Vinyl)

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Khruangbin (Thai for ‘Airplane’) is an American musical trio from Houston, Texas, with Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Ray "DJ" Johnson Jr. on drums. The band is known for blending global music influences, such as classic soul, dub, surf and psychedelia. Khruangbin's musical genre is a hotly debated topic amongst critics. Mostly instrumental, the most commonly used term to describe Khruangbin's music is Thai funk, though the band members themselves challenge the convention of genres, publicly refusing to be pigeonholed into one particular label. As music journalist Rob Shepherd noted "The [name Khruangbin], which translates to “flying engine” or airplane in Thai, is perfect for their music as it often crosses borders and cultures.” 


Driving anywhere in Texas can cost you half a day, easy. For example, it'll take you over four hours just to get from R&B singer Leon bridges' Hometown of Fort worth down to Houston, where the psychedelic Wanderers in khruangbin hail from. The state is vast, crisscrossed with rugged expanses of road flanked by limestone cliffs and granite mountains, E of Pine and mesquite, Miles of desert or Acres of sprawling grasslands, all depending on what part you're in. And it's all Baking under the Texas Sun that lends its name to bridges and khruangbin's new collaborative EP. "Big Sky country, that's what they call Texas," khruangbin bassist Laura Lee says. "The horizon line goes all the way from one side to another without interruption. There's something really comforting about that." on Texas Sun, these two members of the state's musical Vanguard meet up somewhere in the middle of that scene, in the mythical nexus of Texas' Past, present, and future-a dreamy badlands where genres blur as seamlessly as the terrain. It calls equally to the cowboys bootscooting at Billy Bob's in Fort worth, the chopped-and-screwed hip-hop fans rattling slabs on the South side of Houston, the art-school kids dropping acid in Austin, the cross-cultural progeny who grew up on listening to both mariachi and post-hardcore out on the Mexican borders of El Paso. All of these things, overlapping in a multicoloured melange, purple hues as vivid and unpredictable as one of the state's rightfully celebrated sunsets. A journey through homesick reminiscences, backseat romances, and late-night contemplation, the kind of record made for listening with the Windows down and the road humming softly beneath you. Like the highways that inspired it, Texas Sun is guaranteed to get you where you're going-especially if you're in no particular Hurry to get there.

By: Anon311.

A1 Texas Sun
A2 Midnight
B1 C-Side
B2 Conversion

12" EP on 180g heavyweight vinyl. 

Download card voucher included.