Produced by Flying Lotus, the album will come out this August on Brainfeeder.
The first full-length by bassist and vocalist Thundercat is called The Golden Age of Apocalypse, and will come out this August on Brainfeeder.
The album is produced by label head Flying Lotus, who enlisted Thundercat to play bass on "MmmHmm," a track from last year's Cosmogramma. That guest appearance was just one in a long line of high profile gigs for the Los Angeles native: Thundercat's past credits include live performances and studio sessions with everyone from Snoop Dogg to the thrash metal band Suicidal Tendencies, for whom he's still a full-time member. The Golden Age of Apocalypse collects 13 tracks that Thundercat, real name Stephen Bruner, recorded over a long period of time, and that were only considered for release at Flying Lotus' urging. Guest appearances come from, among others, Erykah Badu and Bruner's Grammy award-winning brother, the drummer Ronald Bruner, Jr. You can hear one track from the album, a cover of George Duke's "For Love I Come," streamed right now on Pitchfork.
03. Fleer Ultra
04. Is It Love?
05. For Love I Come
06. It Really Doesn't Matter to You
08. Boat Cruise
12. Mystery Machine (The Golden Age of Apocalypse)
13. Return to the Journey
Brainfeeder will release The Golden Age of Apocalypse on August 29th, 2011.