Thundercat is set to release his first solo material in two years with his mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam. Fans won’t have to wait long for Stephen Bruner—the virtuosic bassist and singer-songwriter behind the Thundercat handle—to unleash the 6-track album. Set for digital release next Monday, June 22, the album sees him returning to the Brainfeeder fold after having already made outstanding contributions to two of the best reviewed albums of 2015 to-date: Kendrick Lamar’s To Pimp a Butterfly and Kamasi Washington’s The Epic.
Hear the album’s funky first single “Them Changes,” co-produced by Thundercat and Flying Lotus, and featuring Kamasi Washington on saxophone: https://soundcloud.com/brainfeeder/thundercat-them-changes
The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam takes listeners on six spiraling excursions to the outer limits of jazz-funk. The follow-up to his sonically adventurous and widely praised second album Apocalypse sees Thundercat team back up with longtime sparring partner Flying Lotus, who co-produced three of the albums tracks. The legendary Herbie Hancock also pops up on keyboards on “Lone Wolf & Cub,” and there are contributions from fellow Brainfeeder family members Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Mono/Poly on sax, strings and production respectively.
Look for Thundercat on the road later this year, including performances at the Low End Theory Festival in Los Angeles and the Afropunk Festival in Brooklyn.
The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam Track Listing
1. Hard Times
2. Song for the Dead
3. Them Changes
4. Lone Wolf and Cub
5. That Moment
6. Where the Giants Roam / Field of the Nephilim
Current Tour Dates
Aug 01 - 02 Happy Valley, OR - Pickathon Festival @ Pendarvis Farm
Aug 08 Los Angeles, CA – Low End Theory Festival @ Shrine Expo Hall
Aug 23 Brooklyn, NY – Afropunk Festival @ Commodore Barry Park