VULFPECK PERFORM ON “THE LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT”
NON-SILENT DEBUT ALBUM THRILL OF THE ARTS OUT NOW ON VULF RECORDS
ALBUM FEATURES DAVID T. WALKER, BLAKE MILLS, CHARLES JONES, ANTWAUN STANLEY AND MORE
PLAYING NEW YORK TONIGHT, SET TO PLAY RED ROCKS JULY 22
“Gritty, in-your-face, not-prettified funk played with fire… the quartet excels, always with a dollop of wit…” —The Wall Street Journal
Chart-topping rhythm section Vulfpeck’s The band appeared on “The Late Show with Stephen Colbert” Friday, November 20, sitting in with Jon Batiste and Stay Human to play tracks from Thrill of the Arts. Watch the band play “1612” featuring Antwaun Stanley here.
The band’s non-silent debut album Thrill of the Arts is out today on all formats on the band’s own Vulf Records. Get it on vinyl here and digitally here.
The album features further appearances from legendary session guitarist David T. Walker (Jackson 5, Marvin Gaye, Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson), Raphael Saadiq keyboardist Charles Jones, funk balladeer Antwaun Stanley, “guitar shaman” Blake Mills, and Christine Hucal, a vocalist and producer moonlighting as a children’s hospital nurse assistant.
Following a sold out show at Brooklyn Bowl this Saturday, the band will play a second Brooklyn Bowl show tonight, added after night one sold out in minutes. Additionally, Vulfpeck will play Red Rocks with The Motet July 22. Tickets are available now here.
Nerdist premiered “Back Pocket” featuring Hucal, calling it an “impressively funky groove.” Listen here. Hucal recorded her vocals on the track after drummer and guitarist Theo Katzman texted the track to several frequent collaborators. “Christine texted back a voice memo with the hook and I immediately shipped her a USB mic and a pop filter,” says leader Jack Stratton. “This all happened in 12 seconds.”
Thrill of the Arts is the band’s full-length debut, following a controversial silent album released on Spotify called Sleepify. Recorded live with each take videotaped, the album takes inspiration from the golden age of rhythm sections, including The Swampers, Booker T. and the MGs and more. “The band aims for conceptual international sound,” says Stratton. “When other countries try to imitate American music you get new results. Like J-Pop or Afrobeat. Vulfpeck is the answer to the hypothetical, what if Berry Gordy was born in Stuttgart?”
Vulfpeck is the half-Jewish, German-American rhythm section of Stratton, Katzman, Woody Goss and Joe Dart.
For more information, please contact Carla Sacks or Reid Kutrow at Sacks & Co., 212.741.1000.
*with The Motet
November 23 /// Brooklyn, NY /// Brooklyn Bowl
July 22 /// Morrison, CO /// Red Rocks*