Khruangbin & Leon Bridges - Texas Sun
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Based on 6 reviews
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Based on 168 ratings
2020 Ratings: #289
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February 7, 2020 / Release Date
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Dead Oceans / Label
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Leon Bridges, Khruangbin / Primary Artists
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The formulation of this short romantic detour from Leon Bridges and Khruangbin began, appropriately enough, on the road.


As connective tissue formed two years after Good Thing’s release, Texas Sun reads like a vital step for Bridges as he solidifies his personality in the studio and on stage. His vocals are shaped by easygoing cool; Khruangbin’s playing is shaped by laidback energy.


Texas Sun is a cool side project that is able to exist on its own without the pressures that critical acclaim has brought to both artists.

Under The Radar

Texas Sun may not generate a lot of heat, but with Bridges showing a proclivity to take things slower, Khruangbin makes for the perfect pairing.

FLOOD Magazine

“C-Side,” the best song on the too-short EP, comes across like vintage Khruangbin: all swirly and exotic with malleted grooves, off-pulse cowbell, and a funky, funhouse atmosphere that’s the sonic equivalent of Orson Welles’ The Lady from Shanghai.


After touring together, the psych-funk trio and the soul singer head into the studio for an EP that’s both tantalizing and a little half-baked.

Songs to Slow Dance to With Your Lover Under the El Paso Moonlight
Texas Sun is a very pleasant and relaxing EP that makes you feel like all your problems evaporate. This is mainly due to the hyper smooth and spatial instrumentation of the band Khruangbin that the talented Leon Bridges is walking around with his (still) sensational vocals.

These are not their best respective projects, but we must admit that the collaboration is a great idea because the alchemy was as if won in advance. The 4 tracks all have a fascinating story to tell, while remaining ... read more
I'm a huge Leon Bridges fan and I thought 'River' was a fantastic album. But this little collab EP was somewhat underwhelming for me. I definitely had higher expectations for this but it's still quite a nice little project. I like the diversity in the instrumentals with multiple different exotic sounds often coming in at once or being layered over one another. Bridges' vocals are great as usual, but the lyricism can be a little below-average at times. Nice project but there's a lot of ... read more
Very fuckable album
The news were great: Khruangbin works with Leon Bridges for a project about the Texas sun!
And then came this EP to set the record straight: the Texas sun isn't shining that much afterall!
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Track List

  1. Texas Sun
  2. Midnight
  3. C-Side
  4. Conversion
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Added on: December 3, 2019