On November 6th, Khruangbin released the album “The Universe Smiles Upon You” which is all things funk, psychedelia, R&B, and beyond. The band is composed of Laura Lee on bass, Mark Speer on guitar, and Donald Johnson Jr. on drums. Khruangbin was formed in Texas and in keeping to their roots, they recorded the entire album “The Universe Smiles Upon You” including the song “Dern Kala” which your about to listen to in a barn. The album is mainly a collection of instrumentals, there are the occasional vocals but they are included in such a way that the instruments are never overpowered. Dern Kala was the first song I heard from this album and it’s infectious sound swayed me into listen to the rest, let’s see if it does this for you.
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Review by Julie Thomsen