Khruangbin, Leon Bridges | Texas Sun
Khruangbin and Leon Bridges offer fascinating variations on the notion of “Texas music.” Bridges explores a strain of soul that is more closely associated with Mississippi and Chicago than the Lone Star State, while the trio Khruangbin dabbles in a strain of globally minded, stoner-friendly psychedelia that authorities didn’t always look upon so kindly. Teaming up wasn’t an obvious next step, but they bolster just fine: Khruangbin bassist Laura Lee, guitarist Mark Speer, and drummer Donald Johnson impart some much-needed looseness and pliancy to Bridges’ vocals, while the singer in turn grounds their wandering with song structures and sturdy vocals. If anything, the four songs leave you wanting more from this collaboration, offering up brief, blurry glimpses of their Texas landscape rather than the expansive vistas that they might arrive at should they ride together a little longer.
- A1 Texas Sun
- A2 Midnight
- B1 C-Side
- B2 Conversion
|Genre:||Funk / Soul|
|Drager:||Vinyl, 12", Limited Edition|