29 Jul Khruangbin and Slimy Oddity make limited prints for intergalactic healing
It takes a simple collision of wavelengths to tie creative spirits together — and that’s exactly what happened with Slimy Oddity and psych-rock band Khruangbin.
The Singaporean art collective teamed up with the trio for a brief and groovy venture. Printed as a limited batch of 30 pieces, it’s a celebration of kinship and harmony under these troubled times.
“We strongly believe that art and music go hand-in-hand,” Slimy Oddity tells us in an email interview. “two of the highest forms of human creativity/expressions. We are always constantly trying to sniff out opportunities to work with bands we love!”
This isn’t their first music-related venture. Last year, they designed the artwork for Shye’s catchy single ‘Impatient‘. This collaboration with Khruangbin was borne out of mutual affection for each other’s work, despite being half the world away.
“If I had to describe how Khruangbin’s music makes me feel in a nutshell, it would be pure good vibrations, love and light!” Slimy Oddity explains further.
“Especially given the dire times the world is in right now, I think it’s crucial and important to balance out the darkness with hope and light. We try to spread messages of love and wisdom in every piece of artwork, reminding people of our true spiritual nature.”
Khruangbin frontwoman Laura Leezy is a follower of Slimy Oddity’s Instagram activities — they quickly got to talking about a piece engaging with the quarantine times they’re in, “to express the unity we all share in spite of our separateness.”
The resulting work — printed on 300gsm A3 Art Card Paper — is a suitably colourful and spacey tribute to the band’s core members.
Since launching in 2018, Slimy Oddity has amassed their own international fanbase, with tees, patches and tote bags bearing the collective’s kaleidoscopic artwork.
“Being able to connect with people all around the world through my art in a visceral way is what drives me to create!” they say.
“Over the past couple of years, I’ve received countless messages from people who have told me how my art has helped them in the midst of an existential crisis, or a spiritual awakening they were going through. Being able to be the balm to soothe their souls and expand their minds imbibes me with the purpose and passion to keep doing what I do.”
There aren’t many copies left of the Khruangbin print — 10 copies, with no plans for a reprint — so if you’re a fan of the band, best to get on it as soon as possible. Buy here.
Stream Khruangbin’s Mordechai below.