Khruangbin sign to Dead Oceans, announce Con Todo El Mundo, 1/26/18

by Woody on November 9, 2017

photo credit: Mary Kang

Had never heard of the Texas trio prior to receiving this email, but I have to say – I really love this track. It boogies from front to end. Con Todo El Mundo will be their sophomore album and first with Dead Oceans. Here’s a little bit something on the band

Formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums, Khruangbin’s sounds have historically been rooted in the deepest waters of world music. Their 2015 debut album, The Universe Smiles Upon You, was heavily influenced by 60’s and 70’s Thai cassettes infused with classic soul, dub and psychedelia. This unusual mix created a powerful, hypnotic signature sound that’s entranced listeners around the world.

Their second album, Con Todo El Mundo, takes its name not from a grand global idea, but from a simple one. It’s in part dedicated to bassist Laura Lee’s Mexican-American grandfather, who was a big influence on her life. She says, “My grandpa would always ask me ‘Como me quieres?’ (how much do you love me?) And he’d only ever accept one response: ‘Con todo el mundo’ (with all the world). He created his own world to live in. Khruangbin is the world we’ve created.”

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