In 2014, producer and sound engineer Josh Marcy convinced the L.A. indie label Innovative Leisure to send him to Thailand to record with a roving psych band called Khun Narin's Electric Phin Band whose cover of the Cranberries' classic "Zombie" he'd found on YouTube. What he returned with—this album—was glorious, and so he recently returned to Lom Sak for seconds.
"We were lucky to get the first album done in just a 24 hour visit, but I was determined to make it back to Lom Sak for a longer time and more prepared with pedals and mics," Marcy recalled in a note to The FADER. "A year and a half after the first recording, I travelled back for Songkran—Thai New Year—and finally got to see in person these amazing musicians making crowds of all ages dance while pushing their sound system miles down the road. This spirit of celebration that originally made me want to visit comes through even better on this second album, recorded on the biggest holiday in Thailand."
The multi-generational and ever evolving crew's sophomore album, II, will arrive on March 25 via Innovative Leisure. Get a taste of what is to come with the album's first single, "Phua Kao," above.