Vulfpeck Announces 2017 Album Featuring Bootsy Collins, David T. Walker, & More

first_imgVulfpeck 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:last_img read more

‘TRACE AND TEST’: Hunt on for close contacts of Brgy. Sto. Niño’s COVID cases

first_imgMayor Jerry Treñas. ARNOLD ALMACEN/CMO * residents must stay at home The testing is being done at the Western Visayas Medical Center laboratory in Mandurriao district. Aside from contract tracing and testing, Treñas also ordered the City Health Office to prepare for a disinfection of Barangay Sto. Niño which he placed on an “extreme enhanced community quarantine” (EECQ) for 72 hours beginning May 6. This new Barangay Sto. Niño case was a 46-year-old male (Patient No. 88) currently under quarantine at a city government facility, said Treñas. As of yesterday, May 7, the number of COVID-19 cases in the village rose to six. The additional case was one of the two new cases from Arevalo that DOH Region 6 confirmed. * transportation (private and public) is suspended As this was being written, Treñas could not be certain yet if Patient No. 88 had close contact with the first five Barangay Sto. Niño Sur COVID-19 cases (now all on quarantine at a city government facility): These restrictions, however, do not apply to persons who need immediate hospital care and management and those persons allowed by the executive order. These droplets also land on objects and surfaces around the person. Other people then catch COVID-19 by touching these objects or surfaces, then touching their eyes, nose or mouth. ILOILO City – In a bid to avert a community transmission of SARS-CoV-2 which causes the coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) in Arevalo district’s Barangay Sto. Niño Sur, the city government has stepped up contracting tracing. * 55-year-old female (Patient No. 73) Without testing, cases cannot be isolated and the chain of infection will not be broken, said WHO secretary general Tedros Adhanom Ghebreyesus. * 57-year-old female (Patient No. 79) According to the World Health Organization (WHO), ramping up testing is the best way to slow the spread of COVID-19 as shown in China, South Korea and Singapore.center_img * 43- year-old female (Patient No. 78) He requested Department of Health (DOH) Region 6 director Dr. Marlyn Convocar to prioritize the testing of these specimens. The city government would decide on what moves to take next based on the test results. The first confirmed COVID-19 case in Barangay Sto. Niño Sur was a driver of the Iloilo City Emergency Responders (the region’s COVID Patient No. 66). * 48-year-old male (Patient No. 66) For the duration of the EECQ, the city government “shall provide the food and medical needs of the residents…Barangay officials shall secure the list of necessary medicines of the residents (and) submit (this) to the City Health Office immediately.”/PN Barangay Sto. Niño Sur has 2,015 households. Over 100 contacts of the village’s initial five confirmed COVID-19 cases have so far been traced and specimens were collected from them for analysis, according to Mayor Jerry Treñas. People can catch COVID-19 from others who have the virus. The disease can spread from person to person through small droplets from the nose or mouth which are spread when a person with COVID-19 coughs or exhales. * offices and businesses are closed * quarantine passes are suspended The other new Arevalo case was a resident of Barangay Quezon – a 33-year-old male and the region’s Patient No. 85 now in isolation at a hospital. During the three-day lockdown of Barangay Sto. Niño, the following must be observed within the barangay: * 48-year-old female (Patient No. 80)last_img read more