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Listen to This: Khruangbin - A Love International

Three cheers for Khruangbin (there are only three of them after all). The Texas psych-funk power trio return, and they did it in a big-way with nothing less that a killer instrumental to reintroduce themselves to those of you who've missed them; a bold move that indeed welcomes a tip of their listeners' proverbial cap. Their newest album, A La Sala is scheduled to be released in April and "A Love International" is our first sneak-peek.

Mark Speers' guitar takes center stage and his tone is pleasantly tamed just a smidge from previous recordings. Ms. Laura Lee's SX bass provided the necessary gas to propel the romantically international track forward; it's sipping a glass of Krug Grand Cuveé just after reaching optimal cruising altitude on an international flight to parts unknown (not home, this flight is definitely not on the way home).

Did I mention Laura's haunting background vocals? Are they something Phil Ramone daydreamed about in the late 70s. Or, maybe it's a 10cc album I'm thinking of. No matter, the track is as exciting and exhilarating as an understated Bill Conti piece, with dynamics that rise and swell like the salty sea nipping your chin as the sandy ocean floor disappears from your tip-toes.


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