Khruangbin – Dern Kala

VIDEO: Khruangbin – Dern Kala
Khruangbin - Dern Kala

If you want to hear more music that fits the Late Night Tales vibe, why not pop over to Spotify and check out our ‘LNT Likes’ playlists, curated by the one and only Bill Brewster.
→ (LNT: ‘Digging In The Crates’)

Updated regularly and compiled with love, care, and occasionally attention, they’re the music lovers’ wet dream!

Follow us on:

→ Taken from Khruangbin’s debut album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’.

Order now at:
LNT shop:

Taking influence from 1960’s Thai funk – their name literally translates to "Engine Fly" in Thai – Khruangbin’s debut album ‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ is steeped in the bass heavy, psychedelic sound of their inspiration, Tarantino soundtracks and surf-rock cool. The Texan trio is formed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald “DJ” Johnson on drums.

‘The Universe Smiles Upon You’ was recorded at their spiritual home, a remote barn deep in the Texas countryside where their first rehearsals took place. The band listened to a lot of different types of music on the long drives out to the country but their favourites were 60s and 70s Thai cassettes gleaned from the cult Monrakplengthai blog and compilations of southeast Asian pop, rock and funk. This had a heavy impact on the direction of the band, the scales they used and the inflection of the melodies; which coupled with the spaciousness of the Texan countryside culminated in Khruangbin forming their exotic, individual sound.

“We feel like there is an ease that comes from being immersed in a space, away from the distractions of the city and everyday life. We make our music in a barn, in the Texas hill country, because it makes sense to us. Being there allows us to make music that comes naturally, and that’s what we wanted this album to be. We wanted to make a record that just let the music happen, and we hope that’s what you can hear.”

Next Post

Terlanjur Menyintai Mu

VIDEO: Terlanjur Menyintai Mu Provided to YouTube by One Stop Music (OSM) Berhad Terlanjur Menyintai Mu · Fair Kita Hanya merancang (Tuhan Menentukan) ℗ 2011 2011 Insictech Musicland Sdn Bhd Released on: 2011-01-11 Auto-generated by YouTube.