Photo by Jackie Lee Young
Today, the boundless Houston-based trio Khruangbin announced a series of five live LPs to be released concurrently through the fall. The series pays homage to the eclectic energy of the live circuit and the connections it creates by showcasing the band’s improvisational skill and the stylings of guests they shared the stage with along the way.
The ambitious year-long rollout will feature live performances by Khruangbin along with Kelly Doyle, Ruben Moreno, The Suffers and Robert Ellis from Austin, Texas’ Stubb’s, Nubya Garcia at New York’s Radio City Music Hall, Men I Trust at RBC Echo Beach in Toronto and Toro Y Moi at The Fillmore, Miami, Fla.
The first installment Khruangbin and Friends – Live At Stubbs, will release on May 19 via Dead Oceans in partnership with Night Time Stories Ltd. Khruangbin & Nubya Garcia – Live at Radio City Music Hall will drop on June 30, Khruangbin & Men I Trust – Live at RBC Echo Beach will release Aug. 11 and Khruangbin & Toro y Moi – Live at the Fillmore Miami will arrive on Sept. 22.
“We toured the world for over 18 months, when global restrictions just started to slowly lift through the long anticipated end of regulations,” said Khruangbin. “From our vantage point, to watch people come together through song and dance after a time of unified isolation was truly a spiritual experience. To watch and hear audiences sing along to the songs we released during the pandemic and to feel so loved and well received was unquantifiable. We wanted to find a way to hallmark this journey and decided to do so through a series of live releases that also commemorate the artists who performed with us, as well as the artwork and photography from those shows. It was and is truly a time to remember.”
Each album will be released on standard art black LP, exclusive limited art black LP and digitally. The exclusive LP versions will only be available via the Secretly Store website and at record stores in the market where each album was recorded.
Alongside their accomplishments on tour, the band recently collaborated with Malian guitarist Vieux Farka Touré. Read more about their collaboration here.
Khruangbin & Friends – Live at Stubb’s Tracklist:
Side A: Friends
1. Kelly Doyle – Woman Trouble
2. Ruben Moreno – At The Trailride
3. The Suffers – Don’t Bother Me
4. Robert Ellis – Nobody Smokes Anymore
5. Khruangbin – Blind Man Can See It / (It’s Not The Express) It’s The Monaurail
6. Khruangbin – Bin Bin
Side B: Khruangbin
1. Khruangbin – Friday Morning
2. Khruangbin – Number 4
3. Khruangbin – People Everywhere (Still Alive)