New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
After teasing the project in September, David Ellefson’s latest band The Lucid has released their debut album. The 9-track record is the bassist’s first release since leaving Megadeth earlier this year.
Bassist and composer Matt Ulery has released many beautiful albums, but they’ve all been made in the studio. Now he’s produced his first live record. “Delicate Charms Live at the Green Mill” captures his band in the spring of 2021.
English Two-Tone band The Specials have returned with a themed album. “Protest Songs 1924-2012” collects songs with a message from the 88 year period. Horace Panter says the record was influenced by the upheaval of the past two years.
Daptone Records has been leading the resurgence of classic soul since its inception in 2001. The label, co-created by bassist Gabriel Roth (AKA Bosco Mann), is celebrating its 20th anniversary with the release of a 2-disc live album.
Sometimes you can’t let a good thing get away. That’s why after a few gigs together, Jukka Gustavson, Jan-Olof Strandberg, and Thomas Törnroos created a band and stuck together to make an album. “Natural High” is the group’s debut recording.
Esperanza Spalding has released her eighth album as a leader, entitled “Songwrights Apothecary Lab”. Building off of the three-song EP from April, the album contains twelve songs.
Jon L. Smith has just released his third solo album. “Yermo” continues to expand on the bassist’s incredible blend of hip-hop and R&B textures with jazz vocabulary. Ken Smith and Hadrien Feraud took part in the album.
Scott Kinsey and Mer Sal have teamed up for a new album called “Adjustments”, which sees the duo joined by a phenomenal set of supporting musicians. That includes Tim Lefebvre, Hadrien Feraud, Jimmy Haslip, Junior Braguinha, and Michael Janisch.
No matter the genre, Béla Fleck has always kept the best of musical company in his bands. That goes especially for bassists, and his new album “My Bluegrass Heart” continues that trend.
Australian Punk outfit Amyl and the Sniffers has returned with their second full-length album, entitled “Comfort To Me”. The album’s unrelenting energy is anchored by bassist Fergus Romer, whose biting tone helps to propel the group’s riffs.
King’s X frontman and bass hero Dug Pinnick has announced that his fifth solo album, entitled “Joy Bomb”, will be dropping on October 15th. The record marks his first solo album of new material since 2013.
Metallica’s self-titled album, aka “The Black Album”, is one of the best-selling records of all time. Now the band is celebrating its 30th anniversary with a reissue that’s remastered and available in multiple configurations.