Thundercat Mourns in Animated ‘Song for the Dead’ Video

It's been a year since Thundercat released the short but majestic The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam. The virtuoso bassist re-confirmed during his Governors Ball…
Brian Josephs / June 22, 2016

Governors Ball 2016: SPIN’s Best Live Photos

Day three of Governors Ball 2016 was canceled because of threatening weather, which sadly meant no Bat for Lashes, no Courtney Barnett, and no Kanye West.
SPIN Staff / June 6, 2016

Kendrick Lamar Releases the Full Credits for ‘untitled unmastered.’

One of the strange developments of surprise albums is that, like most movies, the credits come at the end. So Kendrick Lamar's delightfully out-of-nowhere new…
Dan Weiss / April 13, 2016

Flying Lotus Uploads Three New Songs to SoundCloud

Cerebral producer Flying Lotus shared three new songs on SoundCloud yesterday afternoon. The You're Dead! mastermind uploaded an alternate version of that album's "Turkey Dog…
James Grebey / March 23, 2016

Hundred Waters Announce FORM Arcosanti 2016 Lineup: Skrillex, Four Tet, Dan Deacon, Thundercat, More

Florida's ethereal synthesizer experimentalists Hundred Waters have announced the lineup to their third annual FORM Arcosanti Festival, set to take place Mary 13-15 at its titular desert…
Harley Brown / February 24, 2016

Erykah Badu Releases Insane Mixtape, ‘+++BEATS BEES LIKE FOR B-BOYS AND B-GIRLS+++’

Bow down, for Erykah Badu, a.k.a. DJ Lo Down Loretta Brown, has shared a squealing, squalling, sprawling 30-minute mixtape. Originally premiered on Zane Lowe's (or…
Harley Brown / January 8, 2016

Thundercat, Flying Lotus, and Shabazz Palaces Team for WOKE Supergroup

As part of Adult Swim's 2015 Singles series, occasional collaborators Flying Lotus, Thundercat, and Shabazz Palaces have teamed up for a new supergroup, WOKE. They've…
Harley Brown / September 28, 2015

Thundercat Brings His Introspective Funk Single ‘Them Changes’ to KCRW

Flying Lotus' bass-slapping protege Thundercat released his mini-album The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam back in June and he's still touring hard on the…
Colin Joyce / September 24, 2015

Kendrick Lamar Performs a Medley of ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ Songs on ‘Colbert’

Kendrick Lamar was the last musical guest on Stephen Colbert's last show, so it's a nice bit of symmetry that he was slated to make…
Colin Joyce / September 10, 2015

Watch Thundercat Perform ‘Them Changes’ on ‘Why? With Hannibal Buress’

Thundercat made a live appearance on Hannibal Buress' Comedy Central show Why? With Hannibal Buress last night, where he performed "Them Changes" with Flying Lotus…
Rachel Brodsky / August 13, 2015

Thundercat, Open Mike Eagle, Flying Lotus Bring Spacey ‘Ziggy Starfish’ to ‘Hannibal Buress’

Flying Lotus announced yesterday that he had a recurring musical role on Hannibal Buress' new Comedy Central show and Wednesday night he offered the first…
Colin Joyce / July 23, 2015

Review: Thundercat’s Fatalist Soul Enters the Void on ‘The Beyond / Where the Giants Roam’

Word to the Weeknd, Brainfeeder's resident bass-playing psychonaut Thundercat is back and he can't feel his face either. He says as much from the very…
Colin Joyce / June 26, 2015

Thundercat Will Release New Mini-Album, Drops Lead Single Co-Produced by Flying Lotus

Electric bassist and singer-songwriter Thundercat revealed Thursday that he's releasing a six-track mini-album next week. The Beyond / Where Giants Roam is the first new solo-music from Thundercat,…
James Grebey / June 18, 2015

Flying Lotus Remixes ‘Black Skinhead,’ Shares Free 24-Track Set

In a Twitter Q&A with his fans yesterday, Flying Lotus revealed that he's all but finished with a brand new album for 2014. He has…
Chris Martins / December 10, 2013

Watch Goldfrapp Imbue ‘Fallon’ With Film Noir Intrigue

Goldfrapp swept across the Late Night With Jimmy Fallon stage on September 26, promoting their recent Tales of Us LP with a lush performance of…
Kyle McGovern / September 27, 2013

Hear Thundercat’s Sweetly Sad Nintendo Tribute ‘Bowser’s Ballad’

The number of 8-bit reworkings of famous pop songs — like, say, this "Get Lucky" one from earlier this year — is not exactly infinite,…
Jordan Sargent / September 26, 2013

Flying Lotus (as Captain Murphy) Leads All-Star Rap Roster on Blunted Single ‘Between Villains’

Flying Lotus — both as himself and as his rap alter-ego Captain Murphy — has been a close friend and collaborator of L.A. rap whiz…
Jordan Sargent / August 16, 2013

Watch ‘Aqua Teen Hunger Force’ Go Space-Rap With Flying Lotus

Flying Lotus' love affair with Cartoon Network continues to pay dividends to fans of gloriously weird music and animation. The Los Angeles-bred beat auteur teamed…
Chris Martins / August 13, 2013

Bass God Thundercat Gives the Lowdown on Sonic the Hedgehog and Singing Like Tiny Tim

Before striking out on his own as Thundercat, singer and bass-master Stephen Bruner spent plenty of time in the sideman shadows, lending his virtuosic low-end…
Dani Bronstein / July 9, 2013

Thundercat’s ‘Lotus & the Jondy’ Bangs With Hellacious Drum Solo

If you've yet to download Apocalypse — the new album by L.A. bass ninja Thundercat, available now at digital retailers — "Lotus & the Jondy"
Jordan Sargent / June 10, 2013
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