Khraungbin is a psychedelic/instrumental rock band from Houston, Texas. They are a 3 piece band made up of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar and DJ (Donald Johnson) on the drums. When I watched the KEXP set, I was wondering what was up with Laura and Mark’s hair as they seem to have the exact same hairstyle and it also looked like they were wearing wigs. From what I read, they both wear black wigs as a part of their look when performing and it was just something they started doing during early tours to not be recognized. I would think now this is something that would make people recognize them. The name Khraungbin is a Thai word that translates as “flying engine”. Laura Lee decided on this for the bands name because she was learning so speak Thai and “Khraungbin” was her favorite word.
The band has released 3 full length albums – The Universe Smiles Upon You (2015), Con Todo El Mundo (2018) and Hasta El Cielo (2019). They also just released a 4 song EP on February 7, 2020. This EP called Texas Sun, features Leon Bridges on vocals.
Khruangbin is a great band to listen to when you are in the mood from some easy, relaxing listening. Check these guys out here: