Back in March, Vulf Records released a six-track EP under a new moniker The Fearless Flyers. The new band—comprised of Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart, guitarist Cory Wong, drummer Nate Smith, and Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri—have released four music video-supported tracks from the self-titled EP so far, with the rest of the tracks available for purchase/download here.In addition to the previously released “Aces of Aces”, “Under the Sea / Flyers Drive”, and “Barbara“, Vulf Records has shared the music video for their sped-up, jammed-out, funkified rendition of Stevie Wonder’s “Signed, Sealed, Delivered”, featuring guitarist Blake Mills and gospel performer Sandra Crouch.Watch “The Seal Team 6 of funk” take on “Signed, Sealed, Delivered” with special guests below:[Video: Vulf]The new-ish project—which is produced, composed, and mixed by the “Vulfmon” himself, Jack Stratton (bandleader/multi-instrumentalist of Vulfpeck)—is seemingly a “2.0” version of the original Vulfpeck lineup. Basically, any musical group under the Vulf Records establishment will resonate with fans of Vulfpeck, as the brain and tools behind the music will all come from the same place. The Vulf Compressor, indeed, continues its legacy.The full record is available on Bandcamp and features all sorts of musical nuggets. “Introducing the Fearless Flyers” showcases the tight musicianship between the four players, providing the style of playing that fans of Vulfpeck crave from the band’s earlier days. A secondary version of “Barbara” also appears on the record, featuring Sandra Crouch again on the tambourine, as a follow-up to Vulfpeck’s 2012 Vollmich version of the song. There’s also a “kids” version of The Little Mermaid‘s “Under The Sea”.The six-track presentation closes with “Bicentennial”, a clear continuation of the closing groove from Vulfpeck’s “Grandma” track from Mr. Finish Line. Vulfpeck’s soulful original version of the song features Antwaun Stanley on vocals, David T. Walker on guitar, and James Gadson on drums and closes with a 45-second groove that left fans wanting more in 2017. The Fearless Flyers’ “Bicentennial” is the extension of that groove and it features Tedeschi Trucks Band’s Elizabeth Lea on trombone and the voice of Jack Stratton as the “sibilant announcer.”You can own a copy of The Fearless Flyers today for $6, if you didn’t already reserve a copy of the vinyl, here.
The Education and Culture Ministry’s Higher Education directorate general issued a circular on Friday calling on university students not to take part in protests related to the controversial Job Creation Law and asking university leaders to promote the newly passed law.“Considering the latest situation regarding the issuance of the Job Creation Law, we appeal to university students not to take part in any protest that could endanger the students’ health and safety during the pandemic,” the letter, signed by Higher Education director general Nizam, read.The letter also asked university leaders to help promote the content of the jobs law and encourage academic studies of the law. “Thoughts and aspirations from campuses should be conveyed to the government and the House in a polite manner,” the letter continued.Read also: Problems in jobs law not only about labor sector: What we know so farIt also instructed lecturers not to encourage their students to join or organize rallies and urged parents to ensure their children were carrying out at-home online studies.Nizam said the letter was to remind universities to ensure the health and safety of people on campus but said students who chose to take part in the protests would not be sanctioned. “Of course there will be no sanctions. Freedom of expression is guaranteed by the Constitution. However, as a young intellectual, it’s better and more elegant to do academic research than rally. It’s time to be different to make changes,” he said.Read also: Thousands arrested, over 100 injured in jobs law protestsLast year, then-Education and Culture Minister Muhadjir Effendy circulated a similar letter, advising students to not take part in additional rallies following the #reformasidikorupsi (reform corrupted) protests in September 2019. The Minister also advised teachers and parents to discourage students from participating in rallies.The House and the government passed the contentious Job Creation Law on Monday following a rushed deliberation that sparked public anger. Thousands of people, mostly university students and members of labor groups, took to the streets throughout the country from Tuesday to Thursday to protest the law.Topics :