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…$1.00! To check the tracks out and make your own musical masterpiece, head to Vulfpeck’s stem Bandcamp page. To refresh your memory, check out the awesome music video of Vulfpeck and Antwaun Stanley’s “Birds Of A Feather, We Rock Together”.
S&P analysis finds ESG-focused investments outperforming broader market in current downturn FacebookTwitterLinkedInEmailPrint分享S&P Global Market Intelligence ($):Some of the biggest investment funds set up with environmental, social and governance (ESG) criteria are outperforming the broader market during the coronavirus crisis.S&P Global Market Intelligence analyzed 17 exchange-traded and mutual funds with more than $250 million in assets under management that select stocks for investment based in part on ESG criteria. Of those funds, 12 have lost less value so far this year than the S&P 500. The top performer in the analysis, the Brown Advisory Sustainable Growth Fund, had a negative 5.4% price change in the year through market close April 9, compared to a 13.7% decline in the S&P 500.Critics of ESG investing often question whether the strategy can deliver premium returns. ESG fund managers said their focus on nontraditional risks led to portfolios of companies that so far have been resilient during the COVID-19 downturn.“For us, sustainability is not an end in and of itself; it is a means by which we turn over more rocks, look at more information, and add a complementary lens in order to gain conviction on a company’s strategy, operations, and prospects for growth,” said Karina Funk, a portfolio manager at Brown Advisory Inc. and the firm’s head of sustainable investing, in an emailed statement.Another sustainability-focused fund, Calvert Research & Management’s U.S. Large-Cap Core Responsible Index Fund, is down 12.1% this year. The fund held equity assets valued at about $1.9 billion as of April 9, according to S&P Global Market Intelligence. On a call with reporters April 7, Calvert CEO John Streur attributed the firm’s relatively strong performance to its “very limited exposure to the entire fossil fuel value chain,” as well as investments in companies with historically strong ESG characteristics.[Esther Whieldon, Michael Copley, Robert Clark]More ($): Major ESG investment funds outperforming S&P 500 during COVID-19
Copa Del Rey, El Madrigal – Villarreal 1 (Dos Santos 39′) Barcelona 3 (Neymar 2′, 87′, Suarez 73′)Neymar and Luis Suarez goals either side of half time have sent Barcelona to the Copa del Rey final after a comfortable 3-1 win against Villarreal at El Madrigal.The Brazilian netted in the 3rd minute to put Barca three goals ahead of Villarreal on aggregate having come into the second leg with a 3-1 lead.The hosts equalised just before half time after former Nou Camp midfielder Jonathan Dos Santos netted on the half volley. Despite rallying in the second half Jose Pina got himself sent off for a horror tackle on Neymar and minutes later Suarez rounded Sergio Asenjo to kill the tie with 20 minutes remaining.Neymar headed a Xavi cross home in the final minutes to put the tie truly to bed despite a good attacking performance from Villarreal.–