Tag Archives: Damon Albarn

Thursday Music News

Toronto artist Katie Stelmanis, better known as Austra, shares the new video for the track “Hulluu” from her latest EP, Habitat. Directed by Zeesy Powers, the video features Canadian dancer Emily Law. In a press release, Stelmanis says, “I knew that I wanted the video for ‘Hulluu’ to focus on movement. I’ve known Emily sinceRead more...

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Friday Music News

Lana Del Rey unexpectedly cancelled last night’s appearance on The Late Show at the last minute, but luckily for David Letterman, Elvis Costello was able to swoop in and save the show. Being the brilliant musician that he is, Costello only needed himself, his guitar, and a brand new song he wrote the night beforeRead more...

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Tuesday Music News

Cymbals Eat Guitars will release their new LP LOSE, the band’s first since 2011′s Lenses Alien, on August 26. According to a press release, the LP was inspired by loss, as indicated by its title. The songs were written at a time when frontman Joseph D’Agostino was dealing with the death of his collaborator andRead more...

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Album Review: Damon Albarn - Everyday Robots

Though it’s the first album released solely under his own name, there is a strong argument to be made that Everyday Robots is not the official solo debut of English legend Damon Albarn. That could be the soundtrack to the 1999 film Ravenous, which was the first music outside of his then-main band Blur toRead more...

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Out This Week 4/29

It’s a strong week for new albums, including the long-awaited solo debut from Blur frontman (and Gorillaz leader) Damon Albarn. KEXP Music Director Don Yates describes the release as “a mostly dark, brooding set of eclectic, beat-driven pop with a stripped-down, dub-influenced sound combining haunting piano, mournful strings, glitchy beat loops and occasional other instrumentationRead more...

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Friday Music News

Electronic artist Will Wiesenfeld, better known by his stage name Baths, announced his new EP titled Ocean Death, which will be released on May 6, and has shared the album’s title track. Don’t let the first few seconds of soothing ocean sounds fool you, it quickly becomes dark and brooding. It’s aan excellent juxtaposition. [Pitchfork]

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Tuesday Music News

Philideplia indie rockers The War on Drugs have been touring to support their recently released album, Last in the Dream. During their shows, the band has been covering John Lennon‘s song “Mind Games.” Now you can listen to a recording of the cover from a March 20th show in New York City, below. [Pitchfork]

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Monday Music News

The bad news is, the Sasquatch! Music Festival has announced they’ll be canceling the Fourth of July line-up, due to poor ticket sales. The good news is, the Paramount have already snatched up headliners Kraftwerk to bring their 3-D extravaganza to their stage on July 1st. Tickets go on sale Friday, April 4th at 10Read more...

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Thursday Music News

Yesterday, we shared that The Pains of Being Pure at Heart will be releasing their third album, Days of Abandon, on April 22nd, and today we’ve got the first single to share with you. The band are playing The Vera Project on May 3rd with Fear of Men. [Spin]

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Tuesday Music News

Bob Casale, founding member and guitarist of Devo, has died at age 61 from “conditions that lead to heart failure.” In 1972, Bob and his brother Gerald created one of the most famous bands of the New Wave era. Gerald said, “As an original member of Devo, Bob Casale was there in the trenches withRead more...

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