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Bass Transcription: Joe Dart’s Bass Line on Vulfpeck’s “Beastly”
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Bass Transcription: Joe Dart’s Bass Line on Vulfpeck’s “Beastly”

“Beastly” is the opening track from Vulfpeck’s first EP Mit Peck. I’ve loved this piece since I first heard it and it’s been on my “transcribe list” for a while now. Fortunately, the isolated bass track cropped a while back, making the task of transcribing it a little easier.

Vulfpeck: Poinciana
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Vulfpeck: Poinciana

It’s always a good day when Vulfpeck sends us a new video. The creative quartet decided to tackle the classic standard “Poinciana” with some influences and a twist. “[It’s a] minimal rendition,” Jack Stratton tells us. “The Four Freshmen were one of the first vocal groups to not sing the root in the harmony. All it needs is someone holding...

Vulfpeck: Christmas in L.A.
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Vulfpeck: Christmas in L.A.

Vulfpeck is one of our favorite bands around here. So when Jack Stratton emailed me there was a Christmas video, I couldn’t wait to share it. “This song follows true Dartonian Physics,” Jack shared, referencing Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart. “Meaning, groove for two minutes and then freak out during the last 1/8th of the song.” As if that wasn’t enough,...

Vulfpeck: First Place
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Vulfpeck: First Place

If you’ve been enjoying Vulpeck’s latest album, Fugue State*, I bet you’ll really enjoy watching the guys recording the album too. “First Place” is their fourth video released in support of the album. The tune was written by the multi-talented Jack Stratton, who plays piano on the track. As always, Joe Dart is laying it down on bass, with some...

Vulfpeck: Fugue State
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Vulfpeck: Fugue State

Vulfpeck released their next video from Fugue State, and this one is the terrific title track from that album. By now you know the guys, starting with our hero, Joe Dart on bass, with Jack Stratton on drums, Woody Goss on Wurlitzer (and the composer) and Theo Katzman on guitar. These guys just bring it, every time.

Vulfpeck: Sky Mall
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Vulfpeck: Sky Mall

Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton sent me the latest video by the band, from their new album, Fugue State. The tune, written by Jack, is anchored as always by bassist Joe Dart. Jack shared this: “Somewhat funny backstory: When we did the Amazon rental (again, don’t try this at home) we ordered the wrong scale flat wound Thomastik strings. So we’re looking...

Vulfpeck: 1612
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Vulfpeck: 1612

Vulfpeck is back with a brand new album, Fugue State – and it is killer. This video features the second track on the album, “1612”. Joe Dart is laying down the killer groove as usual, and singer Antwaun Stanley makes a return appearance. Jack Stratton is on guitar (and composed the tune), Theo Katzman is on drums and Woody Goss...

Vulfpeck: A Walk to Remember
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Vulfpeck: A Walk to Remember

We hear from a lot of readers who say they discovered Vulfpeck thanks to No Treble sharing their awesome videos. And we’ve said it before – all of Vulfpeck’s members are stellar musicians. But it is bassist Joe Dart who really knocks us out every time we hear one of their tunes. The guys in Vulfpeck surely know what a...

Hacking Spotify: Vulfpeck’s Brilliant Idea to Fund a Tour
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Hacking Spotify: Vulfpeck’s Brilliant Idea to Fund a Tour

Touring can be a real financial headache for bands these days, not to mention the rising cost of ticket prices for concert-goers. Vulfpeck has found a brilliant solution for both sides in the form of their new album, Sleepify, which is available for streaming on Spotify. Vulfpeck’s Jack Stratton describes Sleepify as “the most silent album ever recorded.” That’s because...

2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #5: Joe Dart
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2013 Reader Favorite Bassists – #5: Joe Dart

Back in June, 2011, our Facebook friend Noah Sider shared a video with us that made me an instant fan of band known as Vulfpeck. There’s a ton to love about this band, as it is comprised of some monster musicians who know how to have fun and really know how to lay it down. But it was bassist Joe...

Vulfpeck Tour Vlog: Joe Dart & the Guys Get Funky
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Vulfpeck Tour Vlog: Joe Dart & the Guys Get Funky

During Vulfpeck’s tour, they had the night off in Tulsa. But a night off doesn’t stop these guys from getting funky. Joined by Cory Wong on guitar, the band put together one epic jam. As usual, bassist Joe Dart delivers big time. Jack Stratton told me they were “going for a Bernard Edwards tone”. Oh yeah.

Vulfpeck: “Outro” Live at Rockwood Music Hall
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Vulfpeck: “Outro” Live at Rockwood Music Hall

One of my favorite Vulfpeck tunes is “Outro”, from the EP Vollmilch, released earlier this year. Here’s the band performing it as the closer of their set at Rockwood Music Hall in October. As usual, Joe Dart is laying it down, and the whole band is just cooking. So cool to see them in a live setting like this. They...