AFROPUNK BROOKLYN, has announced the lineup for its annual weekend-long celebration, AFROPUNK BROOKLYN to take place on August 27 & 28 at Brooklyn’s Commodore…Read More
Bassist/songwriter/vocalist Stephen Bruner, aka Thundercat, has music deeply rooted within. His father, Ronald Bruner, Sr., is an internationally renowned jazz drummer who played with the Temptations, Diana Ross, Gary Bartz and Gladys Knight. His brother Ronald Bruner, Jr., a Grammy-winning drummer, has played with the likes of Roy Hargrove, Stanley Clarke, and Wayne Shorter. Stephen joined his brother as a member of West Coast punk vets Suicidal Tendencies, playing bass on their worldwide tours while still in high school. He also toured through Japan with Stanley Clarke at the age of 16.
As Thundercat, Bruner takes his jazz roots and works with a mix of artists that suit his wildly experimental sensibilities – ranging from Flying Lotus, Erykah Badu, and Stanley Clarke, as well as more recent collaborations with Wiz Khalifa and Earl Sweatshirt, to name but a few. After meeting and touring with Flying Lotus, the two artists collaborated on Lotus’ 2010 LP Cosmogramma on the track “MmmHmm.” Their kindred sense of musicality led to Thundercat’s 2011 solo debut The Golden Age of Apocalypse, co-produced by Flying Lotus, which opened Bruner up to a new stratosphere of songwriting and artistic exploration.
In 2013, Thundercat teamed up with executive producer Flying Lotus once again, to form a profound body of work for his second album, Apocalypse.’ Forthcoming on Lotus Brainfeeder imprint this July, the album straddles lines and pushes genres further, blurring the confines of pop, funk, electronica and prog rock, and creating something else entirely. Both vulnerable and fearless, a comedy and tragedy, Apocalypse is an intimate portrait of an artist who will continue to take music to a new place; the beyond.
Treefort Music Fest is a music and arts festival featuring over 400 bands plus film, art, comedy, yoga, and more across multiple venues in…Read More
Boise, Idaho’s Treefort Music Fest (March 23-27) has announced its second wave of artists, which includes Built to Spill, Nosaj Thing, Thundercat, Pictureplane, Christopher…Read More
AFROPUNK has announced AFROPUNK Los Angeles, set to happen Saturday, October 22nd at an undisclosed popular Los Angeles venue. The event, follows AFROPUNK Washington…Read More
“Them Changes” by ThundercatRead More
Thundercat has shared his new single “Them Changes,” his first new solo material in two years. Since his last album, he’s been featured on…Read More
Los Angeles’ Thundercat just released the video for tracks “Evangelion” and “We’ll Die” from his latest album, Apocalypse (Brainfeeder). The renowned bass player—who is set to play a few shows this month teamed,Read More
2013 was a great year in music. So many great albums to choose from! Coming up with only ten picks was nearly impossible. I…Read More
Bass-playing master THUNDERCAT announced his first headlining North American tour, set to kick off November 13 in San Francisco. He’ll be on the road in support of his massively praised latest album Apocalypse,Read More
The analogue explorations of “Lotus & The Jondy,” the latest track from Thundercat’s new album Apocalypse, can be streamed above. Thundercat is also featured in the trailer for the debut episode of the new music show “Off Main St.”Read More
On Thundercat’s debut album Golden Age of Apocalypse (produced by Flying Lotus), the duo forged a shimmering, nebulous extension of their astral jazz-soul fusion as Bruner’s near-falsetto soul-inflected vocals advanced a pop-centric playfulnessRead More