On Monday, Vulfpeck announced their eighth studio release, Hill Climber, the follow-up to 2017’s Mr. Finish Line, due out December 7, 2018 (pre-order digital download here). Vulfpeck has consistently released a collection of studio recordings every year since their official inception in 2011. Along with the album’s announcement, Vulfpect released a pair of singles, “Lost My Treble Long Ago” and “Soft Parade”.
While the initial announcement came with a classic Vulf-style video for the NOLA-inflected “Lost My Treble Long Ago”, the second single, “Soft Parade”, was only made available via Apple platforms. Now, Vulfpeck has shared an official video for “Soft Parade” in their signature lo-fi style, featuring Jack Stratton, Joe Dart, Woody Goss, and Theo Katzman sitting in a circle facing outward as they perform the peppy new tune. You can watch the new video below:
Vulfpeck – “Soft Parade” [Official Video]
The band is crowdfunding a run of 2,000 first-pressing vinyl copies of Hill Climber. You can pre-order a custom copy with your name on the back cover for 20 pounds (U.K.) here. On the project’s website, the tracklisting is laid out with ten total tracks, featuring special guest collaborations with vocalist Monica Martin, vocalist Mike Viola, and multi-instrumentalist Louis Cole (KNOWER), with featured vocals from Theo Katzman and Antwaun Stanley.
The album announcement and new releases come ahead of the Vulfpeck’s upcoming sold-out two-night run in Brooklyn, New York, where they will make their headlining debut at Kings Theatre. From there, the band will head to Europe for shows in Copenhagen, Paris, Dublin, and London before returning to the U.S. for their only other scheduled performance at Suwanee Hulaween.
See below for a full tracklisting for Vulfpeck’s upcoming album, Hill Climber.
Vulfpeck – Hill Climber Tracklisting
Half of the Way (feat. Theo Katzman)
Darwin Derby (feat. Theo Katzman & Antwaun Stanley)
Lonely Town (feat. Theo Katzman)
Love is a Beautiful Thing (feat. Theo Katzman & Monica Martin)
For Survival (feat. Mike Viola)
Lost My Treble Long Ago
Disco Ulysses (Instrumental)
The Cup Stacker
It Gets Funkier IV (feat. Louis Cole)