Khruangbin have been teasing this new for a hot minute now, and today we finally have confirmation that it’s here: their third LP is called Mordechai and is ready and available for pre-order. The album will be released on Dead Oceans this upcoming June 26, 2020.
The Texas trio are also readying the debut of the first single, “Time (You And I)” which is embedded below and premieres around 11:30am PST.
Here’s the album cover:
According to the press release, the band features vocals prominently on nearly every song on the new album, “a first for the mostly instrumental band.” This follows up the collaborative EP they released with Leon Bridges called Texas Sun.
Here’s more from the press release:
By the summer of 2019, the Houston group-bassist Laura Lee Ochoa, guitarist Mark Speer, drummer DJ Johnson-had been on tour for nearly three-and-a-half years, playing to audiences across North and South America, Europe, and southeast Asia behind its acclaimed albums The Universe Smiles Upon You and Con Todo El Mundo. They returned to their farmhouse studio in Burton, Texas, ready to begin work on their third album. But they were also determined to slow down, to take their time and luxuriate in building something together.
In those years away from home, Khruangbin’s members often felt like they were swimming underwater, unsure of where they were going, or why they were going there. But Mordechai leads them gently back to the surface, allowing them to take a breath, look around, and find itself again. It is a snapshot taken along a larger journey-a moment all the more beautiful for its impermanence. And it’s a memory to revisit again and again, speaking to us now more clearly than ever.