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C/NC: Band - Khruangbin

Postby dontfeartheringo on Wed Jan 31, 2018 2:41 pm

Semi-instrumental retro soul-ish/tropicalia/afro-jazz band from.... [checks notes] TEXAS??

Khruangbin

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Even though the guitar player talks like a character from Spring Breakers, I dig it.
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Re: C/NC: Band - Khruangbin

Postby Major on Wed Jan 31, 2018 3:04 pm

Yep, they're from Houston, but I think they are based in London now. Seem to be huge everywhere but here.

Great live band. The wigs are dumb.

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Re: C/NC: Band - Khruangbin

Postby dontfeartheringo on Thu Feb 01, 2018 1:30 pm

I guess their Chicago show sold out so they added another one.

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Re: C/NC: Band - Khruangbin

Postby Angus Jung on Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:44 pm

dontfeartheringo wrote:retro soul-ish/tropicalia/afro-jazz

They crib a lot from Southeast Asian pop from the 60s/70s. The band name reflects this.

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Khruangbin is kind of slick for my taste but they are good at what they do.
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Re: C/NC: Band - Khruangbin

Postby Madman Munt on Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:15 pm

Ah yes, the Khruang Bin. The new waste paper basket from IKEA.

Would play: that sweet Stratocaster.
Would lay: that sweet bass player.
Would pay: that drummer his two weeks notice.

Seriously, their relaxed vibe does my nut in. Not for me. But I expect it would soothe you while you waited for your takeout curry.

Don't think I'd Crap 'em, but Would Not See.
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Re: C/NC: Band - Khruangbin

Postby jimmywahcrowbar on Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:19 am

That word means airplane in Thai.
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Re: C/NC: Band - Khruangbin

Postby jimmywahcrowbar on Sat Feb 03, 2018 10:07 am

Had never heard of this band until I saw this thread, and had a listen as I've lived in Thailand since 2011. Sounds like a homage / rip off of the local music you hear all over the country in bars, buses, restaurants and on the street. Mixed feelings towards this kind of appropriation and repackaging, but I guess it's to be expected considering how good this style of music can be. Not crap but with plenty of waffles for being wholly unoriginal and a watered down version of the real thing.
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Re: C/NC: Band - Khruangbin

Postby emmanuelle cunt on Fri May 11, 2018 9:52 am

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Popped up in my youtube related videos window. Sounds very sexy in a full of class sort of way. Drummer is the most economical drummer I've ever seen and possibly heard, too. He also looks just like Gorrilaz's drummer in one or all of their videos. I dig all of those things. NC.
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Re: C/NC: Band - Khruangbin

Postby elmofreech on Fri May 11, 2018 9:58 am

Saw them play last month. Outstanding. I like the records a lot, but live they were much, much better.

Guitarist snuck the lick from Isaac Hayes' "Hung Up On My Baby" into a song and toward the end of the set the band played a medley of gangsta rap hooks.
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Re: C/NC: Band - Khruangbin

Postby hellholiday on Fri May 11, 2018 12:53 pm

Missing that spark of personality to take it from wine bar to engaging.
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