LCD Soundsystem has returned with their third live album called “Electric Lady Sessions.” The album was recorded at the iconic Manhattan studio and features live in-studio versions of songs from their 2017 album, “American Dream,” as well as fan favorites and three covers.
I got to catch bassist Remco Hendrix playing a the Duvoisin booth at NAMM, and it led me to check out more of the company’s instruments. This week we’re looking at their Fat Standard Bass “Satin Prince of Olivewood,” which was part of a limited run of instruments featuring olive tops.
Bass technique has really evolved from the early days of the instrument, and Nathan Navarro demonstrates that in this incredible two-minute solo. From fingerstyle to double thumbing to harmonics, the bassist absolutely tears it up while utilizing the whole range of his instrument.
Legendary R&B and gospel singer Mavis Staples has just released a new album called “Live in London,” with Jeff Turmes on bass. The release is taken from a performance at the London’s Union Chapel and comes just a few months before her 80th birthday.
Widespread Panic, anchored by Dave Schools, has announced their plans for the summer with a handful of tour dates spread across the United States.
After fifteen years, Ashdown Engineering has reinstated the ABM 300 to ABM EVO IV series of bass amps. The new head has a lower power rating to fill in the flagship range.
Dywane “MonoNeon” Thomas has shared his latest album, entitled “My Feelings Be Peeling.” The album continues the bassist’s unique brand of lo-fi funk and jaw-dropping bass playing while expanding his sound with new collaborations.
EBS unveiled the latest in their line of signature pedals for bassist Billy Sheehan at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. The Billy Sheehan Ultimate Signature Drive helps to create his sound when he can’t bring his entire rig.
Frank Zappa will once again grace the stage this year with the Bizarre World of Frank Zappa tour, which will feature a hologram of the late composer alongside his former band members, including bassists Scott Thunes and Arthur Barrow.
Bergantino expanded their bass amp line with the forté HP at the 2019 Winter NAMM Show. Building upon the existing forté, the new HP version offers 1,200 watts of power while weighing in at just 6.4 pounds.