Houston Trio Khruangbin Releases New "Pelota" Music Video

Their new ‘Mordechai’ project debuts at the end of the month.

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Houston, Texas’s own psychedelic funk trio Khruangbin, comprised of Laura Lee Ochoa, Mark Speer and Donald “DJ” Johnson, have been putting out some truly solid singles over the past handful of months following their stellar collaborative EP with Leon Bridges titled Texas Sun. Today they return with their lates track, “Pelota” featuring a bouncy animated visual directed by ​Hugo Rodrigues Rodriguez.

Sung entirely in Spanish, the song follows past offerings like “So We Won’t Forget”, a moving music video with the protagonisit filling her apartment with memories she’s put down on Post-it’s in an attempt to stop them from slipping away. The band also debuted “Time (You and I)” with a press statement reading, “Musically, the band’s ever-restless ear saw them pulling reference points from Pakistan, Korea, and West Africa, incorporating strains of Indian chanting boxes and Congolese syncopated guitar.”

“Pelota” is derived from basque pelota, a name for a variety of court sports played with a ball using one’s hand, racket or wooden bat. The animation makes perfect use of that theme, as a bouncing ball morphs into the sun, a floating human and back again, flying through the air past houses, forests and into outer-space to interact with a half-bull half-dragon and other mystical creatures. It’s trippy and somehow serene at the same time.

Khruangbin’s fourth project Mordechai is slated to release June 26 via Dead Oceans and Night Time Stories, Ltd. Watch the full visual above. In more music news, mysterious ski-masked rapper tapped Young Thug for the remix to his viral sensation “Rascal” with Thugger delivering a moving verse about police brutality and the Black Lives Matter movement.

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