Thundercat releases new track ahead of shows
Thundercat will join Flying Lotus, George Clinton & Parliament Funkadelic, Shabazz Palaces and The Gaslamp Killer at the Brainfeeder shows in Oakland, CA (Sep 15 & 16) & Los Angeles, CA (Sep 17). He’s also set to perform this weekend on the Brainfeeder Stage at NYC’s Afropunk Fest. In advance of his upcoming performances, the bassist and singer-songwriter recently premiered new track “Bus In These Streets” on Los Angeles public radio station KCRW.
“Bus In These Streets” is a comedic ode to our dependence on technology, and is the first officially released new music from Thundercat since his 2015 mini-album The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam. The track features Thundercat (vocals, bass), Louis Cole (keyboards, drums, programming) and Steve Ellison aka Flying Lotus (programming, editing), and the artwork is by Thundercat’s friend Bootymath.
Earlier this year, the Brainfeeder veteran won his first Grammy award for his contribution to the track “These Walls” from Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp A Butterfly. Since the release of The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam—the album that featured “Them Changes”, Thundercat has guested on Comedy Central’s Why? With Hannibal Buress; cult late-night talk show The Eric André Show and premiered the animated video for “Song For The Dead” via Adult Swim.
THUNDERCAT TOUR DATES
Aug 27 Brooklyn, NY – Afropunk Fest
Sep 10 London, UK – OnBlackheath Festival
Sep 15 Oakland, CA – Brainfeeder at Fox Theatre*
Sep 16 Oakland, CA – Brainfeeder at Fox Theatre (sold out)*
Sep 17 Los Angeles, CA – Brainfeeder at Hollywood Bowl*
*with Flying Lotus, Funkadelic featuring George Clinton, Shabazz Palaces & The Gaslamp Killer
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