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Laura Lee of Khruangbin

Discussion in 'Bassists [BG]' started by abarson, Mar 30, 2018.


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  1. abarson

    abarson

    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
    My daughter turned me on to this band and I've been really digging her playing. Very stripped down but still in the pocket. Hats off to her using SX basses, too!
    Khruangbin
     
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  2. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    I was vaguely aware of them, then finally saw them last October at a festival that was conveniently only a 15 minute drive from my house(Desert Trip). Oh, man! Their music is like a narcotic, an amazing blend of a variety of sources. She is so solid and tasteful, but understated, the guitarist is equally unique, going from funky to shred(not in an Yngwie sense but more like a psychedelic Dick Dale), and the drummer is a groove monster but never bombastic. They’re so minimal, but still have a full sound for a trio. Just got their new album yesterday. Going to see them again in about a month.
     
  3. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    I listened for at least half an hour, liked everything I heard.
     
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  4. baSfo

    baSfo

    Aug 13, 2017
    Italy
    Very very good music indeed!
    Nice work on bass.
    I think I'll buy the digital album.
     
  5. bholder

    bholder Affable Sociopath Supporting Member

    Sep 2, 2001
    central NY state
    Received a gift from Sire* (see sig)
    Just did. Groove trancing with my morning coffee. :thumbsup:
     
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  6. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    yeah i really like that band and she is a great player, very tasteful lines.
     
  7. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Good stuff. It's great "getting some work done at my desk" music that doesn't suck.
     
  8. two fingers

    two fingers Opinionated blowhard. But not mad about it. Gold Supporting Member

    Feb 7, 2005
    Eastern NC USA
    Yeah that's some smoove groove. What are we talking here? Jazz with Chromes maybe?
     
  9. markjazzbassist

    markjazzbassist Supporting Member

    Apr 19, 2005
    Cleveland, OH
    she plays a fender jazz through a vintage fender bassman 10 tube combo amp. definately flatwounds, no idea on the brand.
     
  10. abarson

    abarson

    Nov 6, 2003
    Santa Cruz
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  11. IPA

    IPA

    May 5, 2010
    Love this band! Kexp in Seattle has been spinning them pretty regularly
     
  12. IPA

    IPA

    May 5, 2010
    Fresh video --

     
  13. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    I just discovered them myself, and came to TB to see if anyone realized she was making those fantastic tones with an SX. I'm getting ready to go on a 4 hour road trip tomorrow (it's fishin' time), and their music is going to be featured prominently.
     
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  14. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    On tour opening for neo-soulster Leon Bridges in big venues all summer.
     
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  15. IPA

    IPA

    May 5, 2010
    Great lineup, unfortunately they aren't going to be on the TX leg of the tour (why...)

    I hope they do a spill over show for ACL or something
     
  16. Michedelic

    Michedelic MId-Century Modern

    Because they’re the new “lil ol’ band from
    Texas”; seriously, who knows, probably got better dates booked. I’m scared that they’re moving past “see ‘em in a small club” status, but I checked them at a festival in a tent with about 600 other people, so that’ll have to do.
     
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  17. IPA

    IPA

    May 5, 2010
    If my PTO at work lines up with some of those Leon + Khruangbin dates, I might end up using it as an excuse for a little mini vacation... Beautiful Missoula MT!
     
  18. wintremute

    wintremute mediocrity at its finest Gold Supporting Member

    Oct 16, 2014
    Vegas
    Endorsing Artist: Langstrom Carrot Farms
    The closest that Leon tour comes to here (Vegas) is LA. Sadly, they were here back in November when I didn't know about them.
     
  19. skwee

    skwee

    Apr 2, 2010
    Minneapolis
    crap, looks like I just missed them in town last month. I had seen some of their work online last year. I think I'm going to buy an album.
     
  20. Tom McClintock

    Tom McClintock

    Jan 18, 2015
    DFW
    none
     
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