Jack Stratton sent this new video featuring Vulfpeck performing the title track from My First Car.
Bassist Joe Dart really lays it down on this one – as he does on pretty much every tune I’ve heard. Dart is playing a P-Bass Jr. with medium LaBella strings. Jack said they “slammed [the bass] through a TG 12413 Limiter plugin emulation”.
More background from Jack:
“Dart and I had been geeking over T.M. Stevens’ baseline on “I Shoulda Loved Ya” a few days earlier. When we were arranging “My First Car”, Dart started playing like T.M., and we freaked and called the Iso. Stevie Wonder ‘let Nate be great,’ and we ‘let Joe go, go Joe!’
“The song is just an A and B section repeated, but we change the density of the arrangement, like when Theo [Katzman] starts playing subdivisions on guitar. Woody [Goss] wrote the tune on Rhodes, but by the third take (the one we used), he was playing the least.”
In the words of one of the video’s commenters: “Big-headed groove!”