Posts tagged ‘Khruangbin’

June 16, 2021

The Midweekly – Leon Bridges & Khruangbin

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

These young Texans team up to reinvigorate their southwestern roots. On a solid EP called Texas Sun, psyche-rock group Khruangbin (Houston), known for the funky, chill vibes, join singer Leon Bridges (Fort Worth), who made quite the splash on the R&B scene with his debut album back in 2015. The result is four tunes that take very different turns, but all down the same dusty road. The title track slides and twangs a country sound, while the vocals express the joy of two people traveling the long road in love, under their native sun. Serving as a contrast to that, “Midnight” finds the group rolling out a latin-reggae style number under the stars of a big night sky, LB still in the car with his love, but this time they’ve found a quiet place to stop. Flip the record over, and we get a sexy jam, complete with lusty lyrics. Then concludes with a sober, gospel hymn about faith, and righteousness. Texas Sun is a release by talented neighbors that challenged each other, and if we’re lucky we’ll see them together again.

January 6, 2021

The Midweekly – Khruangbin

The Midweekly is our column from Mike Jeffers; lead singer of Chicago punk stalwarts SCRAMmusic junkie and all around righteous dude.

We all enjoy good vibes, chill vibes. Something to put a smile on your face, and take the stress off your shoulders. Khruangbin, a trio from Houston, is here to help. On their latest record, Mordechai, the group sets the mood with a collection of jams that touch on funk, reggae, even a little disco. The production is tight: reverb heavy, jazz inspired guitar licks, silky smooth basslines, and drums that pop like balloons. Maybe you’re feeling sexy at a cocktail party. They got a perfect theme for that. Maybe you’re lazily soaking up rays on the beach, or maybe you’re just sitting on your porch in the late afternoon, recollecting fondly on people and other good times. They got that covered, too. Just let Khruangbin work out those pesky knots, and drop another cucumber slice in your drink. Relax, that’s it, good.

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