Periphery has returned with their fourth album called “Periphery IV: Hail Stan.” It marks the first release since Adam “Nolly” Getgood left the official ranks of the band, though they hired him back on to record the bass lines.
Matt McJunkins has released a new album called “Intruder” with his band The Beta Machine. The bassist, who’s also known for his work with A Perfect Circle and Eagles of Death Metal, formed the band with drummer and APC bandmate Jeff Friedl.
After announcing their first ever “Aristocamp,” The Aristocrats have unveiled the title of their next album and a supporting North American tour. The album and tour are both called “You Know What…?”
Drummer and “rhythmic storyteller” Sean Noonan and his jazz-rock band Pavees Dance have released their second album, “Tan Man’s Hat.” The adventurous music runs parallel to Ornette Coleman’s harmolodic system, so it’s perfect that it includes bassist Jamaaladeen Tacuma.
The all bass ensemble known as The BassMonsters have returned with a new album called “UNIO.” Led by Claus Freudenstein, the effort includes double bass arrangements of rock and pop songs.
Prog rock fans take note: Yes has announced “The Royal Affair Tour” and it’s going to be a packed outing. Bassist Billy Sherwood will be performing double duty, as he plays in both Yes and Asia,
Devin Townsend has returned with his eighteenth studio album, entitled “Empath,” which marks his first solo album since 2014’s “Dark Matters.” The work is a snapshot of all of the multi-instrumentalist’s interests. Townsend split the bass duties with Nathan Navarro.
David Pastorius has released “Radio Gold,” an album that blends various genres all tied together by the bassist’s incredible playing. Whether it’s hip hop, rock, or jazz, it’s all just natural to him.
Duff McKagan has announced a set of tour dates to coincide with the release of his upcoming solo album, “Tenderness,” which drops on May 31st.
MonoNeon has released a new single called “Can We Start Over? Unblock My Number.” It’s solidly in MonoNeon’s style, but this is the kind of track fans of Prince and Parliament Funkadelic will be able to sink their teeth into.