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August 30, 2014 11:39 PM   Subscribe

Vulfpeck (previously) was "conceived...as a German version of the Funk Brothers – session musicians who performed most of the instrumentals on the 1960s Motown records [previously]. The idea was to channel that era of the live rhythm section."

On August 26th Vulfpeck released their fourth record, Fugue State (other three: Mit Peck, Vollmilch, My First Car).

Vocalist Antwaun Stanley tells the story in 1612.
posted by stinkfoot (5 comments total) 13 users marked this as a favorite

 
Needs more hi hat.

Listened to some of the other tracks linked, though, and was glad to find that actual drums are in use. These guys are performing a noble public service, and I commend them.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 12:14 AM on August 31 [1 favorite]


The "previously" is tltiled "Imagine the Ramones led by John Cage and managed by Andy Warhol" - so, the Velvet Underground then?
posted by marienbad at 12:31 AM on August 31 [2 favorites]


Thanks for the post, and man do I LOVE these guys since I heard them on an episode of WeFunk Radio (which probably deserves a post of its own when I can get to it) a few years back.

I also love how they leave interesting studio background noise in the back of some of their tracks. This is an extreme example but there's a lot more subtle ones...
posted by rollbiz at 5:34 AM on August 31 [1 favorite]


Donny Hathaway

Und zhen ve have Maude
posted by thelonius at 8:19 AM on August 31


It's so weird how really, really good they are.
posted by spbmp at 7:49 PM on August 31


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