In 2018, JamBase identified The Fearless Flyers as one of the top 10 standout new bands of the year. Now, the Vulfpeck spinoff has announced their sophomore album The Fearless Flyers II, due out on May 3, and released the record’s first single.
The Fearless Flyers features Vulfpeck bassist Joe Dart and collaborating guitarist Cory Wong, as well as drummer Nate Smith and Snarky Puppy guitarist Mark Lettieri. For their forthcoming album, the group has tapped Vulfpeck collaborator Joey Dosik to guest on “The Baal Shem Tov” and Punch Brothers mandolinist Chris Thile for two tracks: “Daddy, He Got a Cessna” and “Swampers.”
Like last year’s debut, the project’s newest record was produced and mixed by Vulfpeck bandleader Jack Stratton. True to form, it features a handful of Vulf-inspired tracks including “Daddy, He Got A Cessna,” which riffs off “Daddy, He Got A Tesla” from 2016’s A Beautiful Game, and “Hero Town,” which also appeared on Vulfpeck’s 2017 release Mr. Finish Line.
To preview the new album, The Fearless Flyers have debuted the collection’s funky lead single “Flyers Direct.” Listen to the newly released track below, and pre-order the vinyl here.
Title Of The Album Tracklist
- Flyer Direct
- The Baal Shem Tov (feat. Joey Dosik)
- Simon F15
- Daddy, He Got a Cessna (feat. Chris Thile)
- Swampers (feat. Chris Thile)
- Hero Town