Vinyl, 12", 33 ⅓ RPM, EP, Limited Edition, Orange Translucent
Their first time writing with a vocalist, Texas Sun finds Khruangbin—comprised of Laura Lee (bass), Mark Speer (guitar), and Donald “DJ” Johnson (drums)—tailoring their exotic funk to Bridges’ soulful melodies. On the EP, these Texas natives meet up somewhere in the mythical nexus of the state’s past, present, and future—a dreamy badlands where genres blur as seamlessly as the terrain. The state’s music is as varied and wild as its geography, producing Southern rap pioneers Geto Boys and UGK, lysergic trailblazers The 13th Floor Elevators, and genres-unto-themselves like St. Vincent, Gary Clark Jr., and Beyoncé. Texas Sun lives here too, a record that calls equally to the chopped-and-screwed hip-hop fans rattling slabs on the southside of Houston, to those who grew up on listening to both mariachi and post-hardcore out on the Mexican borders of El Paso, to the Austin acid-dropping art school kids.
A1 Texas Sun 4:13
A2 Midnight 5:15
B1 C-Side 4:44
B2 Conversion 6:46