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.

Thunderdat announces his first headline tour, dropped a free track dedicated to the late head of Nintendo, and will be on Late Night with Jimmy Fallon performing with The Roots tonigh

Thundercat Reveals New Tour & Free Track

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,

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Thundercat shares "Lotus And The Jondy"

Thundercat Stream New Track And Trailer

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.”

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Review of 'Apocalypse" by Thundercat by Northern Transmissions

Review Of ‘Apocalypse’ By Thundercat

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 playfulness

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