Rough Trade Albums of the Year 2018 No. 4
Khruangbin’s sounds are rooted in the deepest waters of world music infused with classic soul, dub and psychedelia.
Special Rough Trade AOTY Live at Lincoln Hall LP (on Purple Vinyl) available here
Formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald DJ Johnson on drums; Khruangbin’s sounds are rooted in the deepest waters of world music infused with classic soul, dub and psychedelia. Their 2015 debut album The Universe Smiles Upon You was heavily influenced by 60’s and 70’s Thai cassettes the band listened to on their long car journeys to rehearsal in the Texan countryside. Con Todo El Mundo takes inspiration not just from South East Asia but similarly underdiscovered funk and soul of the Mediterranean and the Middle East, particularly Iran. The trio continue to play live around the world throughout 2018 starting with a UK tour to follow the album release. A vibe-synchronous soul-unit travelling the planet, honing their craft, absorbing the sights, sounds and feels from cultures across the globe, processing them through the Khruangbin filter and gifting the result back...with all the world.
LP - Black Vinyl.
CD - Housed in card Gatefold wallet.
SHOPLIFTING: Listen to Khruangbin's specially curated playlist for Rough Trade on Spotify.