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Favorite band I've discovered this year, hands down. Really neat backstory, a little jam band project that got a lot of traction a few years ago. Speer and Johnson were both Houston area session and live musicians and Lee was a big fan of foreign / world pop music who learned bass.

 

It's one of the most enjoyable, exciting, and least pretentious and contrived projects I've come across. It totally bucks any easy genre or style description yet their music is really familiar, warm, and accessible. They really gel as a three piece and the production is very no-frills and similar to their live set up. 

 

 

 

 

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Awesome band and I can't believe they're from H-town! Heard their first album at some point last year and was hooked. The guitar player comes up with such simple, effective, damn catchy melodies...

 

I took a trip to Bangkok a few months ago and kept both their albums on rotation the whole time. Was perfectly fitting music for the setting. I wanted to pick up some molam or thai funk over there, but wasn't sure I'd listen to it all that much back here and some records were pretty pricey.

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they are legit

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Saw them open for Com Truise at the White Oak Music Hall in Houston... interesting stuff


Or was it Clark?


Ah! It was them, then Com, then Clark!

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Also recently discovered these guys. Very chill stuff!

 

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Saw their set at Houghton Festival over the summer, was tight

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Saw them open for Com Truise at the White Oak Music Hall in Houston... interesting stuff

Or was it Clark?

Ah! It was them, then Com, then Clark!

 

Damn that's a nice lineup. Apparently it sold most of it's tickets last minute.

 

We had like a hundred shows at the end of last year and we were going to end all of them in our hometown, you know, right where everything started and we had sold six tickets," said bassist Laura Lee.

 

Despite the grim advance ticket sales, about 200 people packed the upstairs room at White Oak Music Hall. It turned out to be a good showing, but it's an interesting trajectory for a Houston band. The challenge is typically getting out of Texas. Khruangbin is working in reverse.

 

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Awesome band and I can't believe they're from H-town! Heard their first album at some point last year and was hooked. The guitar player comes up with such simple, effective, damn catchy melodies...

 

I took a trip to Bangkok a few months ago and kept both their albums on rotation the whole time. Was perfectly fitting music for the setting. I wanted to pick up some molam or thai funk over there, but wasn't sure I'd listen to it all that much back here and some records were pretty pricey.

 

Yeah Thai and Iranian / Afghani pop seems to be two regions they are influenced by heavily. One of the beautiful things of the internet of late is a lot of old foreign pop is either streaming on YT or elsewhere via reissues or vinyl / tape rips. The band themselves have some neat Spotify playlists to check out of stuff they are influenced by. 

 

Sublime Frequencies and Awesome Tapes From Africa are solid labels putting out world pop music.

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I only recognize the name from their radio show on NTS, Cabin Pressure.  Recommended!

 

https://www.nts.live/artists/1532-khruangbin

 

Theres also a cabin pressure algorithm that'll spit out a playlist based on a flight destination - cheesy but again, great music

 

https://www.airkhruang.com/

 

I have to admit ive never listened to their music as a band, but after this thread ill change that.

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yah chill stuff :)

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Really enjoy this! (and cool to see someone pushing musical creativity in my neck of the woods)

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was strolling around Saint Petersburg streets and heard something playin from inside a store which sounded tremendously familiar but couldn't remember what was it... after 5 minutes i realized it was Khruangbin...

 

 

try this joshuatx:

Edited by THIS IS MICHAEL JACKSON

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^ ohhhh damn I like that

 

I like that a lot 

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^ ohhhh damn I like that

 

I like that a lot

make sure u get the full album :^)

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all verry gud..christmas thing is xcllnt

[bandcamp width=100% height=42 album=2840535524 size=small bgcol=ffffff linkcol=0687f5]

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This band is blessed. This has been (along with Oh Sees) my most healthy musical obsessions as of late. I get an obvious kick out of listening to them because of the underlying nostalgia of the progressions, but their music has me daydreaming about starting by own record store. Again.

Maybe I should do it.

 

Edited by huzur

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I first heard A Calf Born in Winter some time in mid-2014 I think. Great music for long drives and soirees.

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this is so much fun

 

something about this is giving me mid-00s mixtape / mashup / remix vibes - it's really unabashed and the fact that it slipped under the radar for me makes it feel like I stumbled upon it back in the pre-social media days of music blogs or seeing some sticker on a music venue wall or CD-rs dropped off at a coffeeshop

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love this track, if i were to make a mumblecore indie film which featured a relaxed seduction scene where they smoked weed and banged, this would feature heavily. 

 

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i like this one too

 

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^ khruanglaundrybin

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