Khruangbin Vinyl, CD & tapes by Khruangbin at Norman Records
Khruangbin are the Texan trio on everyone's lips at the moment. You guys love them and, boy, so do we! The Houston-based people who make this crazy-smooth business known only as the Khruangbin sound, are: Laura Lee (bass), Mark Speer (gee-tar) and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums. And those drums are particularly rooted in the deep soul beloved of crate-diggers around the globe. A head-nodder's delight. Their debut LP 'The Universe Smiles Upon You' was launched into the big wide world in 2015 by the Late Night Tales label, earning them legions of avid fans -- of their, largely instrumental, psych-funk sound -- and many, many record collectors from the outset. Three albums and a handful of singles into their career -- including a nice version of Vince Guaraldi's 'Christmas Time Is Here' -- Khruangbin continue to draw upon sounds rooted in the depths of waters from the world over. Khruangbin cleverly mine that rich, classic psychedelic-soul seam, increasingly filtering in the cavernous dub echoes. Newest LP for 2019 Khruangbin fans is the reverb-heavy 'Hasta El Cielo (Con Todo El Mundo in Dub)': which, as the title perhaps suggests, contains dub-wise versions of tracks from their massive 'Con Todo El Mundo' LP; including some very special excursion versions from the legend like Scientist. Heavy.