Vulfpeck has officially announced a new album Mr. Finish Line, due out November 7, 2017. The record is promised to include “10 Indi Bangers from the band that recorded Newsbeat,” a nod to their 2014 Fugue State. The video lists the following contributors: frequent vocal contributors Antwaun Stanley and Christine Hucal, legendary session guitarist David T. Walker, Danish vocalist Coco O., legendary session drummer James Gadson, funk bassist/singer/songwriter and member of Parliament Funkadelic Bootsy Collins, drummer for Prince during The New Power Generation era Michael Bland, Game Winner keyboardist/vocalist Charles Jones, vocalist Theo Katzman, keyboardist/saxophonist Joey Dosik (who bandleader Jack Stratton recently revealed will be taking lead vocals for his first Vulf tune) and guitarist/honorary 5th member Cory Wong.
Many of these names are familiar to the Vulfpeck catalogue, though a few names stand out as new and exciting. James Gadson, Bootsy Collins, Coco O., and Michael Bland are all first-time Vulf contributors, and will likely make the band’s 7th product their most ambitious release to date. Following last year’s The Beautiful Game, 2017’s Mr. Finish Line is finally taking shape after a huge year for the band. Last summer saw the quartet playing festivals nationwide, while this summer sees the group on an internationally sold-out tour. A band that thrives in their own continuous change, Vulfpeck has evolved to prove why they’re still a low-key, low-volume band in 2017. Watch the announcement trailer below, and pre-order your own copy today:
Stratton recently sat down with interviewer Allegra Rosenberg for a “State of the Vulf Union” address, and discusses the progress the band has made over the past year or so, including their meteoric rise in popularity over recent months and how that affects their live show. While the pair discusses a number of topics, ranging from the more administrative, behind-the-scenes workings of Vulfpeck to the way the group approaches both live performances, collaborations, and the studio, one of the biggest takeaways from the interview is Stratton’s hints about what to expect from Vulfpeck’s upcoming studio effort due out in the fall. Watch the full interview below: