1. Sound Astronauts
Houston is a city known for its major contributions to the space exploration industry, NASA’s Johnson Space Center, petroleum industry and the largest annual livestock show and rodeo in the world. Houston was the first word ever spoken on the moon. It seems like it also could have been spoken on the beginning of Khruangbin's trio debut EP cassette from 2010. The three tracks with their quivering sounds of the guitar and drums are the first recorded songs of Khruangbin.
Their sound resembles a kind of imaginary journey into South Asian psychedelia of the 70s. Inspired by Thai-funk, Persian psychedelic pop & rock, or Caribbean zouk, the trio's music is reflecting a mix of various exotic ingredients as well as surf rock and psychedelia.