Vulfpeck is gearing up to release their eighth studio release, Hill Climber, on December 7, 2018 (pre-order digital download here). Following the release of 2017’s Mr. Finish Line, the funk quartet has consistently released a collection of studio recordings every year since their official inception in 2011. So far, in anticipation of the 2018 record, Vulfpeck has released “Lost My Treble Long Ago”, “Soft Parade”, “It Gets Funkier IV” featuring KNOWER’s Louis Cole, and another Theo-featured single, “Lonely Town”.

Today, Vulfpeck released another new single, “Darwin Derby”, written by vocalist and guitarist Theo Katzman and frequent collaborator and vocalist Antwaun Stanley. The wonderfully funky tune also features guitarist Cory Wong and pianist Joey Dosik in addition to the usual suspects Jack Stratton on drums, Joe Dart on bass, and Woody Goss on keys. With a chorus of “Gotta be an early birdy if you want that worm!” and animal claymation coloring the screen, this groovy number will 100% inspire you to get out of bed in the morning. So, “shine up your fins and show your teeth. Shake off your skin and clap your feet! Open your wings and start to fly, it’s a beautiful day to be alive.” Alright!

Vulfpeck’s upcoming album, Hill Climber, will include ten total tracks including special guest collaborations with vocalist Monica Martin, vocalist Mike Viola, and multi-instrumentalist Louis Cole (KNOWER) and featured vocals from Theo Katzman and Antwaun Stanley. Watch the new video for Vulfpeck’s “Darwin Derby” below:

Vulfpeck – “Darwin Derby”

[Video: Vulf]

Earlier this week, Vulfpeck announced their triumphant return to Red Rocks Amphitheatre, alongside Khruangbin and Cory Henry, on Thursday, May 9th, 2019. For more information on the exciting Red Rocks combo, head here.