Written by Luke Alex Davis 12:21 pm News

Khruangbin Announce New Album, ‘Mordechai’

‘Mordechai’ drops in June, but in the meantime, you can stream the video for the opening single, ‘Time (You and I)’.

khruangbin - mordechai album cover

Have you ever loved a song after just 3 seconds?

I think it’s only happened to me once before but this time, I just knew it was going to be awesome and I wasn’t disappointed. The song in question is ‘Time (You And I)’, the album is ‘Mordechai’, and the band is Khruangbin.

The Texan 3-piece have announced their 4th studio album will be released in June with a gorgeous psychedelic cover and a fantastic blend of musical inspirations.

While we/I (im)patiently wait, the band released a video to accompany their first single, ‘Time (You And I)’ – that’s the song I fell in love with after 3 seconds. When you listen to it, you’ll see why. It’s an immediate blast of disco-funk and sets the tone for the rest of the track. But there’s a significant difference to this one compared to previous Khruangbin songs – there is a strong lead vocal throughout. The labels have said ‘Mordechai’ will features vocals “prominently on nearly every song, a first for the mostly instrumental band”. It’s different but good different. Very catchy too.

As for the video, it features Stephen K Amos and Lunga Anele-Skosana making sandcastles around London in classic London weather. It’s fun, bright, entertaining, and you get a free linguistics class throughout (watch to find out more).

Have I mentioned how excited I am for all this? The current official date for Mordechai’s release is 26th June but if anything changes (and things are ever-changing right now), we’ll let you know. For now, stream the video for ‘Time (You And I)’ below, pre-order ‘Mordechai’ on Bandcamp, and peep the tracklist at the bottom.

Khruangbin - Time (You and I) (Official Video)

Tracklist:

  1. First Class
  2. Time (You and I)
  3. Connaissais de Face
  4. Father Bird, Mother Bird
  5. If There Is No Question
  6. Pelota
  7. One To Remember
  8. Dearest Alfred
  9. So We Won’t Forget
  10. Shida