Album:The Golden Age of the Apocalypse
With his debut album to be released on August 31st, the buzz is starting to spread about the newest member of the Brainfeeder collective, Thundercat. Stephen Brunner, aka Thundercat, has some of the best chops on bass in the current scene. Starting at the tender age of 4, Brunner picked up the bass to compliment his brother, who grabbed his drumsticks and started playing drums when just 2 years old. Both his mother and father were also musicians, along with other family members, such as uncles, grandparents, etc.
Thundercat’s style refuses to be pigeonholed, as he’s been on tour with Suicidal Tendencies and Snoop Dogg, recorded with Erykah Badu, and still plays impromptu jazz shows. His skills really hit the scene on Flying Lotus’s Cosmogramma, where he was featured ripping off intense bass solos.
Check out the first single from The Golden Age of the Apocalypse, “Daylight,” showing off both Brunner’s jazz and electronic sides. As always, don’t forget to tell us what you think of the song below, and more importantly, what you would like to see featured next week on Our Vinyl’s Song of the Day. You can always check out our back catalog by clicking right here.
Written by Dean Goranites