Alright, alright! First post of this still-sort-of-new-year (doesn’t feel new though, does it?) to feature a fresh 2018 release. And, a totally new-to-me band to boot!
I knew nothing of Khruangbin until I heard this track off their sophomore album Con Todo El Mundo, which is due out this week. I’ve been hooked ever since and am having a blast digging into their catalogue. Maria También is a funky, layered, infectious instrumental joint. And, here is a description of their sound:
Khruangbin (Thai for airplane, or literally “engine fly”) are a jet-setting trio from Texas whose smooth, mainly instrumental music is heavily inspired by Thai rock and funk from the ’60s and ’70s, as well as a multitude of other influences ranging from surf rock to dub to Iranian pop.
I mean….that’s a lot of awesomeness.