Vulfpeck is known for catering to their hardcore fans. Their videos are fun, playful, and funny, but there’s always an undertone of musical appreciation that helps them connect with their audience. Vulfpeck’s crowd simply loves music; they love to listen, appreciate, and replicate their favorite band. Vulfpeck has published several instructional videos in the past, teaching their fans how to play certain songs on the piano, and also how to create the band’s now-iconic “Vulfify” look. The band has even released stems to some of their more popular songs—such as or “Poinciana”, “Dean Town”, and “Back Pocket”—so their fans could make authentic remixes of their material.Cory Henry & The Funk Apostles Announce New Year’s Eve In NYCOver the weekend, the band continued with their new stem trend, releasing individual tracks from their take on Mocky‘s “Birds Of A Feather, We Rock Together”—the lead single from their new album Mr. Finish Line. There are 7 tracks in total, each of which represents a different track from the recording of “Birds Of A Feather”. You can isolate Joe Dart‘s bass line, Antwaun Stanley‘s soulful vocals, Woody Goss‘s beautiful organ, Theo Katzmann‘s spot-on falsetto, Joey Dosik‘s keys and vocal skills, and, of course, Jack Stratton‘s pancakes as percussion. Now, any fan can create their own mix of “Birds Of A Feather, We Rock Together” with that authentic Vulf sound!The stems are available as an album and also as individual tracks, so fear not if you really have your heart set on using that pancake stem in a future remix and none of the other tracks. Each track is available for $1.00, with the full album available for the low price of…$1.00! To check the tracks out and make your own musical masterpiece, head to Vulfpeck’s stem Bandcamp page. To refresh your memory, check out the awesome music video of Vulfpeck and Antwaun Stanley’s “Birds Of A Feather, We Rock Together”.
UK-based containership charter owner Global Ship Lease (GSL) has agreed new charters for two of its vessels with container shipping majors.Both charters are commencing this June and include the 2,824 TEU GSL Valerie and the 5,095 TEU Orca.The 2005-built GSL Valerie will be chartered for twelve months to Swiss Mediterranean Shipping Company (MSC) at a fixed rate of USD 9,000 per day.In addition, the 2006-built Orca I will be hired by Denmark’s Maersk Line for twelve to twenty-four months at a fixed rate of USD 9,000 per day for the first year, and USD 10,000 per day thereafter.“We’re pleased to have secured these new charters with top-tier counterparties,” Ian Webber, Chief Executive Officer of Global Ship Lease, commented.GSL recently secured a USD 37 million loan from Hellenic Bank Public Company Limited to partially finance the earlier agreed acquisition of three 7,849 TEU containerships.The Hellenic Bank Facility is available in three tranches, that have a final maturity date of the earlier of November 30, 2024 and the fifth anniversary of the utilization date of such tranche.In late May, the company reached a deal to expand its fleet with the three 2004-built Post-Panamax containerships. GSL said it would pay USD 48.5 million for the trio, namely the MSC Ningbo, E.R. Montecito and E.R. Santa Barbara, being acquired from Bremen-based Zeaborn GmbH.