Our good friends Magnus Sjöquist and Ariane Cap put together this cool video featuring a U-Bass duo. In this clip, they perform a cool arrangement of U2’s “With or Without You,” with some great solos along the way.
After forty years in the music business, Christian “Big New York” de Mesones has released his debut album, “They Call Me Big New York”. The ten-song collection draws on Latin, Funk, Soul, and R&B styles in original smooth jazz compositions.
Kovaluu has just released its first smartphone app called Beats and Loops, which combines a drum machine with a looper. Most interesting is its “virtual pedal” feature, which allows you to trigger the drum machine and loops with your foot.
Antonio D’Amato sent us this fun video of him with a few friends covering the Fearless Flyers tune, “Introducing the Fearless Flyers.” The bassist nails Joe Dart’s part, right down to the sunglasses.
The Strokes have returned with their sixth album that, given the current situation, is aptly entitled “The New Abnormal”. The group’s first new album in seven years is firmly in the band’s style though with a more laid back feel.
After unveiling the prototype at last year’s NAMM Show, Sire is nearing the launch of their new U5 model. The bass is a short-scale instrument using their Marcus Miller Small Jazz Type body and P/J pickups.
Dirty Loops is back with a new video and a new tune. “Rock You” once again features the trio of keyboardist/vocalist Jonah Nilsson, bassist Henrik Linder, and drummer Aron Mellergård, who are joined by other musicians on the track.
Guitar wizard Joe Satriani has returned with his 18th studio album, entitled “Shapeshifting.” Satch put together a core band for the album, which once again includes Jane’s Addiction bassist Chris Chaney.
After teasing the pedal at NAMM in January, Fuzzrocious Pedals has launched their latest pedal called Croak. The unit is an expressive double filter fuzz.
Whenever I see a new video by Cory Henry and the Funk Apostles hit, I stop what I’m doing to check it out - especially to hear what Sharay Reed does on the tune. Here’s their performance of “In The Water.”
Technical death metal band Obscura will have a nearly brand new lineup after Sebastian Lanser, Rafael Trujillo, and Linus Klausenitzer left the group. Klausenitzer also revealed that he, Lanser, and Trujillo have formed a new group.
Power supply company Cioks is close to shipping its latest product, called the Cioks 8. Touted as their largest switch-mode power supply, the unit offers eight isolated outlets.