Thundercat Premieres Video From ‘Apocalypse

Thundercat Premieres First Video From 'Apocalypse' via Myspace; Featured in RBMA Film Out Next Week. Thundercat plays 2/19 in New York @ Le Poisson Rouge.

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 with photographer B+ for Myspace’s music video program “Music Video Collaborations With Artists We Like.” The video, which premiered  this morning, can be seen here:

“Thundercat put out one of 2013’s best albums and B+ is an incredible photographer and film maker,” said Joseph Patel, vice president of content and creative at Myspace. “To have the opportunity to work with both of them for what’s a really haunting and touching video is exactly what this program is all about.”

Myspace’s “Music Video Collaborations With Artists We Like” is a series that empowers artists by backing them with creative resources. Reflecting the brand’s mission of fostering creativity, discovery, and collaboration, the program brings emerging artists together with noted directors to produce music videos, led creatively by the artists themselves. Myspace has previously worked with TV on the Radio, MellowHigh, and Run The Jewels on this program. Thundercat also recently sat down for some ramen with the site for their “Free Lunch” column. Read the q&a here:

Thundercat is also featured in the upcoming 90-minute Red Bull Music Academy documentary What Difference Does It Make? A Film About Making Music. The full-length feature film was directed by award-winning director Ralf Schmerberg and shot at the 2013 Red Bull Music Academy in New York. He is featured alongside legendary and other influential musicians including Brian Eno, Philip Glass, Giorgio Moroder, Erykah Badu, Nile Rodgers, Q-Tip, James Murphy, Debbie Harry, and Bernie Worrell, among many others. Stream the full film for free on starting Tuesday, February 18. See the official trailer here:

Forever a wildcat and wild card, Thundercat’s Stephen Bruner is impossible to tame artistically. His 2011 solo debut The Golden Age of Apocalypse, co-produced by Flying Lotus, created a genre-blurring enigma of indie rock and jazz, with a touch of electronica. OnApocalypse, Thundercat brings a fusion of pop, soul, electronica, prog rock and funk into an unexplored dimension. He again pairs up with executive producer Flying Lotus to pull the veil back and reveal the simple truths of the cycle of life, for all its beauty and destruction. It’s an album about loss and rebuilding, trying to gain something back, and capturing that moment of clarity where one finally finds feet back on the ground again.


Feb 19 New York, NY – Le Poisson Rouge (Red Bull Sound Select)

Feb 21 San Francisco, CA – 1015 Folsom (Red Bull Music Academy Event with DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown aka Erykah Badu)

Feb 28 San Jose, CA – San Jose Jazz WinterFest

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