Houston three-piece Khruangbin are a unique band, taking their influence from a niche place: Thai funk. In early February they released their sophomore album Con Todo El Mundo and our Song of the Day is lead single Maria Tambien. The surf soul song tells the story of Iranian women before the revolution in 1979. Before then, women didn't have access to education or employment, were required to wear a veil, had no rights to divorce or child custody, couldn't vote, or run for public office. The video that accompanied the song featured vintage footage of Iranian women, the description saying: "The women in the video are all part of a large network of artists, singers, dancers and songwriters who have been either exiled or silenced since the revolution. With the video, Khruangbin hopes to bring these remarkable women back into the spotlight and honour the artistry of silenced women everywhere." Khruangbin will be in Seattle on Thursday, April 26 to play Neumos. - Jasmine Albertson
Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "Seventeen" by Sharon Van Etten, from the 2019 album Remind Me Tomorrow on Jagjaguwar.
Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "Basquiat" by Ibibio Sound Machine, a digital bonus track from the 2019 album Doko Mien on M...
Today’s song, featured on The Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is "Getting in a Van Again" by Fruit Bats, a 2018 single on Merge Records.