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Thundercat Announces New Album, Releases Single
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Thundercat Announces New Album, Releases Single

Bass monster Thundercat has announced his third studio album, entitled Drunk, will be released on February 24th. The release will have a host of guest artists including Wiz Khalifa, Pharrell, and Kendrick Lamar as well as Michael McDonald and Kenny Loggins. The latter two are featured on the track “Show You The Way”, which the bassist just released in advance...

Thundercat Announces 2017 World Tour
Concerts & Tours

Thundercat Announces 2017 World Tour

Bass phenom Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner has announced a massive world tour for 2017. Starting with a solid month in North America, the bassist will head to Europe for another month on the road. Thundercat will be joined by keyboardist Dennis Hamm and drummer Justin Brown, who were on his last headlining tour in 2015. The trio starts February 13th with...

Thundercat Debuts New Song
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Thundercat Debuts New Song

If you’ve been fiending for some new Thundercat, you’re in luck. The bass virtuoso has just dropped a new single called “Bus in These Streets”, and it’s got all the quirky-yet-catchy aspects he’s known for. The song’s bouncy bass line holds the groove while chimes give the song a happy-go-lucky vibe. Thundercat’s lyrics, however, are a commentary on the effect...

Miles Mosley and Thundercat Get Epic on Kamasi Washington’s New Album
New Albums

Miles Mosley and Thundercat Get Epic on Kamasi Washington’s New Album

Jazz saxophonist Kamasi Washington pulled in not one, but two top-notch bassists for his latest, The Epic. Miles Mosley (Jeff Beck, Joni Mitchell, Common) handles acoustic bass on the record and Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner (Kendrick Lamar, Flying Lotus, ex-Suicidal Tendencies) is on electric in the 10-piece-jazz band assembled by Washington. The album lives up to its name, too: the music...

Thundercat: “Them Changes”, Live in New Orleans
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Thundercat: “Them Changes”, Live in New Orleans

Pitchfork has a great new concert series called Nightcap, where they feature independent artists in late night concerts around the United States. They’re off to a great start with bassist Thundercat, who performed “Tron Song” and a brand new track called “Them Changes.” Not to be confused with the Buddy Miles song, “Them Changes” is a mid-tempo groove that blurs...

Flying Lotus Album Heavy on The Thundercat
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Flying Lotus Album Heavy on The Thundercat

Flying Lotus’ fifth studio album, , started out as a record just for him and bassist Thundercat (Suicidal Tendencies, Erykah Badu). Flying Lotus (real name: Steven Ellison) tells Clash Music that the pair intended to make a double album, but decided to release the Flying Lotus songs first because they were completed earlier. His comments also mean Thundercat (real name:...

Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner: Lotus and the Jondy
Bass Videos

Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner: Lotus and the Jondy

Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner is a phenomenal bassist with a singular voice. Here’s a video from the first episode of the online music series “Off Main St,” which features the bassist performing his song “Lotus and the Jondy.” The song is from his second album Apocalypse. If you dig this, make sure to check out the rest of the episode:

Thundercat Releases Sophomore Album, “Apocalypse”
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Thundercat Releases Sophomore Album, “Apocalypse”

Thundercat, aka bassist Stephen Bruner, has returned with his second full-length album, Apocalypse. Continuing Bruner’s unique hip hop meets jazz meets indie rock style, the effort centers on the cycle of life and all its ups and downs. The topic has been heavy on the bassist’s mind since the passing of his close friend and fellow musician, Austin Peralta, who...

Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner: Daylight Live
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Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner: Daylight Live

Facebook friend Matt Lewis shares this video of Stephen “Thundercat” Bruner performing “Daylight”, at The Echo in Los Angeles. This performance was part of Thundercat’s record release party, celebrating the release of the bassist’s solo debut, The Golden Age of Apocalypse. Thundercat has also performed with Suicidal Tendencies since he replaced Robert Trujillo in 2002.

Suicidal Tendencies’ Thundercat Releases “Golden Age of Apocalypse”
New Albums

Suicidal Tendencies’ Thundercat Releases “Golden Age of Apocalypse”

Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat, has released his debut solo album, Golden Age of Apocalypse. The versatile bassist, who is a full-time member of Suicidal Tendencies, shows his jazz and neo-soul sides on the 13-track collection, which was produced by his cohort Flying Lotus. Including his cover of George Duke’s “For Love I Come,” the songs all include phenomenal bass playing...