You might have caught the first album from Vulfpeck keyboard player Woody alongside musical partner Jeremy’s first album, in which case you’ll know no to miss its follow up – the forthcoming Gravy In My Coffee, out in June. If you didn’t, don’t just take our word for it, because alongside the album announcement the pair have released a new lyric video for the albums opening track Rolling in the Basement, and we’re delighted to premiere it right here on Backseat Mafia today.
Augmented by a stellar Chicago band, the band have mixed up the punk, the funk and the indie to make something that realises songs about, amongst other things, Cass McCombs buying a loaf of bread. Of this song, the pair say “Rolling in the Basement” is an ode to the midwest and east coast basements of our youth. Places of safe harbor from winter storms where good jams and good times can be enjoyed by all. As long as your parents don’t find out.”
Despite the angular nature of some of the basslines and these winding guitar licks, it’s wilfully melodic, decorated with percussion shuffles and organ stabs, and if it doesn’t draw a smile across your face as it prods and tickles the joy out of you, then there’s no hope for you.
Check it out, here
Gravy in my Coffee is out on June 4th