I’ve mentioned this before, but Khruangbin has been one of my favorite musical discoveries of the last few years. The Houston trio’s music is influenced by ‘60s Thai funk music, resulting in a soulful-yet-trippy sound full of rock-solid beats, silky basslines, and fiery guitar riffs. (Click here for a perfect example of their vibe.)
For their latest EP, the trio partnered with soul singer Leon Bridges, and the results are match made in funk heaven. As befitting its title, “Texas Sun” blends the trio’s smooth sounds with Bridges’ rich voice and a deft country-western touch. (Check out that swoon-worthy pedal steel!) It’s the perfect track for sauntering through ghost towns in the Texas panhandle.