The latest visual from Thundercat’s The Beyond / Where The Giants Roam (Brainfeeder) premiered today, on the anniversary of the widely praised mini-album’s 2015 release. The animated video for “Song for The Dead” was created by Australian visual artist Ry No, and premiered today on Adult Swim’s Facebook page.
Thundercat heads back on tour next month, and dates include three shows with his massively influential Los Angeles record label Brainfeeder—two at Oakland, CA’s Fox Theatre (September 15 & 16) and one at Los Angeles’ iconic Hollywood Bowl (September 17). Label head Flying Lotus has also invited The Gaslamp Killer to join the stage with Shabazz Palaces and Funkadelic featuring George Clinton and Parliament. The nights will see unique collaborations including a special performance by WOKE, and special visuals by artists Strangeloop and Timeboy will accompany the performances. Ticket for the Oakland shows are available here and the Hollywood Bowl here.
THUNDERCAT is the alter ego of Stephen Bruner. The South Los Angeles-native has released two critically acclaimed full length albums on Brainfeeder Records since 2011, and last year saw the release of widely praised mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam. The album features appearances from the legendary Herbie Hancock, fellow Brainfeeder family members Kamasi Washington, Miguel Atwood-Ferguson and Mono/Poly and production work from Brainfeeder head, Flying Lotus. 2015 also saw Thundercat make outstanding contributions to landmark albums by Kamasi Washington (The Epic) and Kendrick Lamar (To Pimp A Butterfly). His work on Lamar’s recently netted him his first Grammy this year.
THUNDERCAT TOUR DATES
Jul 07 Liège, Belgium - Les Ardentes Festival
Jul 08 Rotterdam, Netherlands - North Sea Jazz Festival
Jul 09 Trencin, Slovakia - Pohoda Festival
Jul 14-18 Scranton, PA - Camp Bisco
Jul 16 Halifax, NS - Halifax Jazz Fest
Jul 17 Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Fest
Aug 06 Copenhagen, Denmark - Vanguard Music Festival
Aug 07 Katowice, Poland - Off Festival
Aug 08 Dublin, Ireland - Sugar Club
Aug 09 Leeds, UK - Brudenell Social Club
Aug 11 Gothenburg, Sweden - Way Out West
Aug 12 Oslo, Norway - Øya Festival
Aug 14 Helsinki, Finland - Flow Festival
Aug 27 Brooklyn, NY - Afropunk Fest
Sep 10 London, UK - OnBlackheath Festival
Sep 15 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre – sold out
Sep 16 Oakland, CA - Fox Theatre
Sep 17 Los Angeles, CA - Hollywood Bowl
For more on Thundercat, ticket links & more, visit: www.brainfeeder.net/thundercat