Thundercat Keeps it Cosmic and Cool on NPR’s ‘Tiny Desk Concert’
A stripped-down three-song set behind Boilen’s desk
After capping his stateside tour with Flying Lotus at the Hollywood Cemetery, Thundercat has earned his time away from the stage.
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But before he embarks on the European leg of his tour in support of the critically-adored 2017 album, Drunk, the Brainfeeder bass sage has offered fans a more intimate token of his live and direct game. Today, NPR Music has shared Thundercat’s Tiny Desk Concert performance, featuring a stripped-down set of three selections from the album, including “Lava Lamp,” “Friend Zone” and the only track in recent memory that technically qualifies for year-end superlatives in two non-consecutive years.
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Watch Thundercat, Justin Brown, Dennis Hamm and Miguel Atwood Ferguson’s mesmerizingly minimal recalibration of Drunk above. Revisit the album via iTunes below or head over to The Shop to scoop it as a 4xLP vinyl set. Hold tight for the low-end pioneers next transmission in the weeks and months ahead.
11/14 Glasgow, UK – ABC
11/15 Manchester, UK – Albert Hall
11/16 London, UK – Shepherd’s Bush Empire
11/17 Amsterdam, Netherlands – Paradiso
11/19 Antwerp, Belgium – Roma
11/21 Paris, France – Elysee Montmartre