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Thundercat: Soulful Space-Age Bass

Monday, December 02, 2013

Thundercat performs in the Soundcheck studio. Thundercat performs in the Soundcheck studio. (Amy Pearl/WNYC)

Thundercat is Stephen Bruner -- an electric bassist and vocalist who racked up some serious cred through his session work for artists like Erykah Badu and Snoop Dogg. Within the past few years, he's parlayed that success into his own solo career; after impressing Flying Lotus while playing on his 2010 album Cosmogramma, the esteemed producer ended up working on the entirety on Thundercat's 2011 debut, The Golden Age of Apocalypse.

Now, Thundercat has a new album out (also produced by Flying Lotus), simply titled Apocalypse, and today he plays some of it live for us in the studio. 

Set List: 

  • "Tron Song"
  • "Evangelion" 
  • "Heartbreaks and Setbacks"




Comments [3]

JR from New Tork City/Jersey City

Great music, Exceptional musicians--NYC loves the Bruner Bros.

Dec. 03 2013 08:02 AM
sly from Vallejo, CA

great stuff. appreciate the music he is doing! thanks for sharing this

Nov. 27 2013 02:12 AM
Ronald Bruner Sr. from Los Angeles

I love his work

Nov. 25 2013 11:10 PM

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