Thundercat celebrates the 10th anniversary of his debut album The Golden Age of Apocalypse with an incredible deluxe vinyl edition for RSD Black Friday on 26th November. Brainfeeder, the LA-based record label founded by Flying Lotus, salutes the 10th anniversary of Thundercat’s mercurial debut album from 2011 – The Golden Age of Apocalypse – with a luxurious deluxe vinyl edition comprising a translucent red LP housed in a beautiful shiny gold mirri board sleeve with a large Thundercat logo hologram sticker and gold rainbow holofoil detail. The track listing includes two bonus tracks: “$200 TB” and “Daylight (Reprise).” The LP will be exclusively available in record stores for RSD Black Friday on 26th November 2021.
Recently, Thundercat dropped in on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last week to perform “Dragonball Durag” from his GRAMMY-winning album It Is What It Is. Watch the performance below. He is currently on the road on his biggest North American headline tour to date – 30 shows including two nights at Terminal 5 in NYC and a homecoming show at Shrine Expo Hall in LA. 2022 will see Thundercat touring the UK and Europe in March/April before joining Red Hot Chili Peppers on their arena tour next summer.
The Golden Age of Apocalypse wasn’t simply the record that introduced Stephen Bruner as an unrivalled talent and creative force to the world in 2011. It also represented the genesis of a close-knit, localised movement that won global recognition. Executively produced by Thundercat’s longtime musical partner Flying Lotus, the album features an insanely talented crop of young Los Angelians and kindred spirits. Among them, fellow Young Jazz Giants: Kamasi Washington, Cameron Graves and Ronald Bruner Jr, the quartet with whom Thundercat cut his teeth; the brilliant pianist Austin Peralta (who tragically passed away in 2012), Brandon Coleman, Taylor Graves, Hadrien Féraud and Oliver Johnson (Dorian Concept). Serving as a catalyst, the release of The Golden Age of Apocalypse inspired and galvanized Bruner’s peers to release their own albums, perhaps most notably Kamasi Washington’s “The Epic” (2015), the record that re-focused worldwide attention on the sheer wealth of jazz talent in LA.
Testament to Bruner’s standing amongst his elders in his hometown, The Golden Age of Apocalypse also features Shafiq Husayn and Om’Mas Keith of Sa-Ra Creative Partners – bastions of progressive soul, hip-hop and R&B in LA in the 2000s – plus God-like drummer Chris “Daddy” Dave, Brook “D’Leau” Davis (J*Davey) and Miguel Atwood-Ferguson. And let’s not forget the Queen, Erykah Badu, who casually contributes vocals to the classic “Walkin.”