Thundercat, the prodigious bassist from Flying Lotus’s Brainfeeder label, has dropped his funk-laden sophomore solo album, “Apocalypse,” just in time for summer. Jazzy beats and experimental riffs make up the majority of the effort, with the track “Oh Sheit It’s X” one of the funkiest of all.
It’s no suprise the song is a groovy jam considering it’s name, and there’s some good humor mixed in the lyrics you might miss if you’re too overtaken with the rhythm. Thundercat seems to radiate good times and happy attitudes, and its hard to find songs by the musician that don’t reflect his demeanor. If you’re looking for something to energize your summer, you’ve found it.
Dean Goranites | Associate Editor