Music: Ali (with Vieux Farka Touré)


Listening to a perfect album to my mood this evening: Ali (with Vieux Farka Touré)

About the band: Psychedelic-soul/rock trio Khruangbin initially bonded over Afghan music, Middle Eastern art history, and Thai funk-which led to their Thai-inspired name (translation: “airplane”). After touring with UK DJ Bonobo, the band made their recorded debut with the instrumental soul track “A Calf Born in Winter” on his 2013 mix album, Late Night Tales. Their hypnotic single “White Gloves” was a public-radio favourite in 2015, bringing national attention to their debut album, The Universe Smiles Upon You. In 2017, they reworked the Iranian pop song “Ma Be Ham Nemiresim” into a trippy instrumental for the multi-artist charity album Philia: Artists Rise Against Islamophobia. The underground buzz for their indie-funk single “Maria También” helped 2018’s Con Todo El Mundo earn Album of the Year at BBC Radio 1’s Worldwide Awards. . “Texas Sun”-the bluesy title track of the band’s 2020 EP with soul singer Leon Bridges-was a Top 20 hit on two Billboard charts: Adult Alternative Songs and Hot Rock Songs. The band introduced more vocal work into their mostly instrumental output on 2020’s Mordechai, which became a Top 10 hit in the UK, Australia, Germany, and New Zealand.

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