Vulfpeck Releases Heartwarming Video For "Back Pocket" July 20, 2016 11:27
If you're in tune with the jam/festival scene, you have surely heard about the brilliant four-piece funk project known as Vulfpeck. This group has been turning heads and making noise across the music scene since 2011 with their simple, minimal sound and incredibly unique style. What you see is what you get with Vulfpeck, as each recording is done live with real instruments and very little mixing; making for a a very raw, natural outcome.
Earlier this week, the band released it's latest music video for "Back Pocket," a single off of their 2015 release Thrill of the Arts. The video features two young children jumping rope, dancing on a local playground, and simply embracing the beauty of their youth. In the midst of a time where we can't seem to escape the perpetual violence that surrounds us, Vulfpeck continues to spread layers of positivity that this world so desperately needs.
Vulfpeck is an American funk group founded in 2011. The band aims for a sound that is minimal, raw, and approaches that of a live performance. The band has released four EPs and a silent album on Spotify titled Sleepify – royalties from which funded the band's admission-free tour in 2014. The band's full-length album, Thrill of the Arts, was released in 2015.
The band members attended University of Michigan's music school. They first came together as a rhythm section for a performance at the Duderstadt Center, a university facility that houses an arts library and other resources. After reading an interview with German producer Reinhold Mack, band founder Jack Stratton conceived of Vulfpeck as an imagined German version of the U.S. legendary session musicians of the 1960s such as Funk Brothers, Wrecking Crew, and Muscle Shoals. The idea was to channel that era of the live rhythm section.
The band's founding members are Jack Stratton on keyboards and drums, Theo Katzman on guitar and drums, Woody Goss on keyboards, and Joe Dart on bass. Other musicians occasionally contribute such as Antwaun Stanley, Joey Dosik, David T. Walker and Cory Wong.