Khruangbin: I was first turned on to this band from a friend, Heather who put it on as we played a rousing game of canasta on their living room coffee table. It was cramped, yes, but the music coming from the speakers was a massive throwback to sounds I’ve heard in the past. As I melded a trio of Aces with two wild cards, she then mentioned that they are one of the best live shows in the country. Now, live shows are on hiatus right now, but let me reminisce for a bit. I remember thinking that there isn’t a lot of complexity to the sound, but I remember zoning into the guitar playing and funky bass pondering “hmmmm, this sounds pretty groovy”. Now, I’m a HUGE skeptic when someone offers a suggestion in music, but this one I could say definitely peaked my interest. My pure funk CD I purchased in middle school came to mind and I definitely investigate with fervor and alas, I’m a big fan now. (Shout out to Heather M. for her impeccable taste in music!)
Now to today! Khuangbin’s “thai funk” is really on display with Mordechai, especially with their first single. The 70’s funk oozed out, reminding me of Sly and The Family Stone and more modern Budos Band. This album looks to be a real hip swayer and tummy gyrator with an all expenses paid trip to arm circles above the head.
Anywho, They decided to put out a flithy amount of variants, so I’m going to include them below, even the ones that have officially sold out (Sometimes they restock!). Here it goes.