Vulfpeck Premieres Funky New Track, Their First Cut From Upcoming Album “The Beautiful Game”

first_imgFull tracklisting:Stay tuned for more Vulf! Atop a ridiculously rhythmic bass line lands Vulfpeck’s new song “Dean Town,” perhaps a play on Weather Report‘s “Teen Town.” At the intersection of disco and funk lies Joe Dart, Jack Stratton, Woody Goss, Theo Katzman, and special guest Cory Wong with this fantastic new tune. With their 2016 release The Beautiful Game due out October 17th, available for pre-order via this Kickstarter project, this is the first studio track to be released, and the second song we recognize from the official tracklisting, the other being “Cory Wong” from 2013. In true Vulf passion, the video that accompanies this studio track is entirely homemade and produced with an iPhone. Enjoy:Says Woody Goss of the recording process, “[It’s] really special. I have a great boss; Jack [Stratton] has a comfort fetish, and that works out for me, because I love to be comfortable. It’s kind of how James Brown didn’t treat his band. When I’m recording a Vulfpeck session, I know that I will have: a good night’s rest, a filling breakfast*, no idea what song I’m playing that day, a great deal of laughter, a great deal of dancing in my seat, at least one melt down about how talented my coworkers are, and plenty of leisure time after we finish recording.” Read the entire interview here.The Beautiful Game will feature a ton of new guests, including debuts from Laura Mace, Bethanni Grecynski, Jamire Williams, Michael Winogrand, Pegasus Warning, Adam Levy, and Rich Hinman. “This album’s ‘Billy Preston’,” they add, is returning guitarist Cory Wong. The Beautiful Game will also feature some of our favorite returning guests: keyboardist Joey Dosik from “Game Winner”, “Back Pocket” vocal contributor Christine Hucal, and of course, the “Funky Duck” himself, Antwaun Stanley.In the below video released when they announced the album, the band occupies their studio space with Stanley with a never-before-heard song about baseball high school teams.last_img read more

Australian PM draws criticism for ‘no slavery in Australia’ comment

first_imgMorrison rejected growing calls to remove statues of white leaders, including one of the country’s first prime minister, Edmund Barton, which is located near an Aboriginal burial site. Barton played a key role in drafting the national constitution, which negated Aboriginal rights.Morrison said the initial motives of protesters were “fair”, but the push for removal of the statues was being driven by political agendas.Australia on Tuesday recorded its first day without any community transmissions of COVID-19 since the crisis began. It has recorded 7,285 cases, including 102 deaths. Australian officials warned Black Lives Matter supporters they could be arrested if they breach coronavirus restrictions to take part in public protests, as debate erupted over the country’s own indigenous history.Prime Minister Scott Morrison drew strong criticism on Thursday after he said “there was no slavery in Australia” during a discussion of the early days of British settlement, which he acknowledged was “pretty brutal.”Historians, Aboriginal activists and some lawmakers expressed shock and dismay at the comments. “Slavery of indigenous, men, women and children is well documented,” said Sharman Stone, a former federal lawmaker and now politics professor at Monash University. “Slaves worked in pearling, fishing, the pastoral industries and as domestic labor.”The Black Lives Matter movement has refocused attention in Australia on the mistreatment of indigenous Australians, including Aboriginal deaths in custody.Victoria state officials confirmed on Thursday that one of eight new cases of COVID-19 reported on Thursday was a man who attended the Melbourne weekend rally. More unauthorized protests are planned for Friday.”We will start writing tickets of A$1,000 ($700) and we can use all of our powers to move people on,” New South Wales Police Commissioner Mick Fuller told 2GB Radio. “If you don’t move on, well then you’ll be arrested.”center_img Topics :last_img read more

Poyet sweats on Fletcher fitness

first_img “But like I said, it’s difficult to see, so we are keeping our fingers crossed and next week, we will have more news.” It has proved a depressing few months for the man in whom then manager Martin O’Neill invested so heavily, after a shoulder problem left him playing through the pain barrier in an effort to impress new boss Poyet. The Uruguayan admitted Fletcher’s season is not one he will remember with any great pleasure, although he is still hoping he can end it in positive fashion. Poyet said: “I hope he finishes well. Who knows? Maybe we can have him for whatever games he plays at the end and keep himself fit and start well next year. “It’s been difficult for him. He has always come back – even before I got here the first injury, the shoulder, they were talking about three or four months, and he had a great recovery and he played a few games in real pain. “But yes, it’s probably a season to forget for him because personally, it’s been quite difficult.” Poyet said: “We are still assessing. I think next week, we are going to have the final decision on him, but he is not fit for this weekend and we are trying to see what we are going to do. “It was quite swollen, so it’s difficult to do all the tests. When you do the MRI tests, there is always some swelling around and it’s not very, very clear, so we are trying to be calm and assess it properly next week.” Fletcher, a £12million signing from Wolves during the summer of 2012, was the club’s leading scorer last season with 11 goals, has been hampered by fitness problems for much of the current campaign and has found the back of the net only three times to date. However, with the Black Cats currently languishing inside the bottom three, Poyet would desperately like to have him available for the remaining 11 games as they try to fight their way to safety. Asked if he feared losing the player for the remainder of the season, he said: “I hope not. “It just depends on how bad the twist is, because definitely there was a twist. He jumped and he landed badly and he twisted his ankle. “There is always the fear of if there are any bone issues, and there are not, that’s for sure. “But then there’s the ligaments and depending how much they are damaged… Sunderland head coach Gus Poyet is keeping his fingers crossed that striker Steven Fletcher’s season is not over. The 26-year-old Scotland international limped out of last Saturday’s disappointing 0-0 Barclays Premier League draw with Crystal Palace with an ankle injury. Both he and his manager are yet to discover the full extent of the damage to the same joint on which he had surgery last season, but he will play no part in Saturday’s vital trip to Norwich and the Black Cats face an anxious wait until next week to discover whether or not his campaign has run its course. Press Associationlast_img read more