New music, with an emphasis on the bass player.
NICKO has just released his solo debut, “NICKO_1,” a bass-driven album inspired by a love of classic video game soundtracks. The instrumental record blends the sounds of retro synths and drum machines with contemporary pop for an upbeat feel and memorable hooks.
MonoNeon has released a new album called “Jelly Belly Dirty Somebody” that digs back into his microtonal approach. The bassist composed, performed, and recorded the entire album on his own.
Multi-instrumentalist Nate Wood has been shocking us with his musicality for years. Now he’s released an album, “Step Aside,” with the solo project, aka fOUR, where he plays everything at once – bass, drums, analog synths, and vocals.
Drummer and composer Kendrick Scott has released a new album. “Corridors” features a trio with saxophonist Walter Smith III and bassist Reuben Rogers.
U2 has re-recorded and reimagined forty songs from their extensive catalog for the new album, “Songs of Surrender.” Curated and produced by guitarist The Edge, the collection includes completely new versions of their songs.
Jan-Olof Strandberg started The Strandberg Project in 1995 to push musical boundaries and cross cultural borders. The bassist has a compilation of his work with his band from 2003 to 2022 with a new four-CD box set called “The Works.”
The progressive metal heroes of Periphery have returned with a new album, “Periphery V: Djent Is Not A Genre.” The band once again recruited former member Adam “Nolly” Getgood to co-produce the album as well as play bass.
Hans Zimmer has composed some of the most epic soundtracks. Lately, he’s been performing that music on tour. Now he’s released “Hans Zimmer LIVE,” with two bassists: Andy Pask and Juan Garcia-Herreros, aka Snow Owl.
Buckle up: Evan Marien and Dana Hawkins have teamed up for another EvanxDana album, and they’ve brought some friends along for the ride. The bass and drum duo’s “Elysian” has a wide variety of guests.
The masterful Christian McBride has released a second album with his New Jawn quartet called “Prime.” Even without the use of a traditional chordal instrument such as guitar or piano, the band covers a lot of ground.
As a member of post-punk icons The Raincoats, Gina Birch put her stamp on the world with her music. Now she’s making another statement with “I Play My Bass Loud,” which marks her solo album debut and serves as a sort of self-portrait.
Everyone’s favorite virtual band has returned. “Cracker Island” marks the eighth studio album from Gorillaz, and it sees character bassist Murdoc Niccals and his bandmates joined by tons of talented guests.