Khruangbin

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From Wikipedia:

Khruangbin (/ˈkrʌŋbɪn/ KRUNG-bin; Thai: [kʰrɯa̯ŋ˥˩.bin], เครื่องบิน) are an American musical trio from Houston, Texas, with Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Ray “DJ” Johnson Jr. on drums. The band is known for blending global music influences, such as classic soul, dub and psychedelia. Their debut studio album, The Universe Smiles Upon You (2015), draws from the history of Thai music in the 1960s, specifically from Luk thung, while their second album, Con Todo El Mundo (2018), has influences from Spain and the Middle East. Speer, Lee, and DJ also host “AirKhruang” radio shows on NTS Radio and Facebook Live. […]

Khruangbin’s musical genre is a hotly debated topic amongst critics. Mostly instrumental, the band’s sound has been described as soul, surf, psychedelic, and funk, with one website even describing them as “electronic”. The most commonly used term to describe Khruangbin’s music is Thai funk, though the band members themselves challenge the convention of genres, publicly refusing to be pigeonholed into one particular label. As music journalist Rob Shepherd noted for PostGenre, “The [name Khruangbin], which translates to “flying engine” or airplane in Thai, is perfect for their music as it often crosses borders and cultures.”

In 2021, for the “McCartney III Imagined” project, Khruangbin reimagined “Pretty Boys”.

The person I spoke to out of Khruangbin was Laura Lee, the bass player. I said ‘Well, first of all, how do you pronounce that name, Khruangbin?’ Apparently, it is something like ‘crown-bin’, without pronouncing the ‘g’. Then I said, ‘Second question, what does it mean? Is it like someone’s name or something?’ and she told me it’s Thai for ‘aeroplane’. This is the kind of interesting thing you learn from people. I just rang them and told them how much I liked the song and asked a bunch of questions – I felt like a journalist!

Paul McCartney – From paulmccartney.com, April 19, 2021

Last updated on April 20, 2021

Albums, EPs & singles which Khruangbin contributed to


McCartney III Imagined (Target Exclusive, CD)

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Contribution: Producer • 1 songs


McCartney III Imagined (Physical release)

By Paul McCartney • Official album

Contribution: Producer • 1 songs


McCartney III Imagined (Limited Pink Cassette)

By Paul McCartney • Cassette

Contribution: Producer • 1 songs



McCartney III Imagined

By Paul McCartney • Streaming

Contribution: Producer • 1 songs






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