Tag Archives: Damon Albarn

Tuesday Music News

Renowned director Lance Bangs helms a video from Americana veterans Drive-By Truckers. Watch the clip for “Surrender Under Protest” below, a track from their most recent release, American Band, out now on ATO Records. A press release describes the video as “a gritty portrait of today’s America within the Black Lives Matter movement, done inRead more…

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Thursday Music News

How many indie rock dudes does it take to cover a Sharon Van Etten song? By our count, four, as footage has surfaced of a 2010 concert where Bon Iver‘s Justin Vernon, Bryce and Aaron Dessner of The National, and Colin Stetson covered her single “Love More.” Watch below. The footage comes from a MusicNOWRead more…

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Friday Music News

After bonding during a recent Talkhouse Music Podcast chat, Martin Rev of Suicide has added his touch to the Neon Indian track “Annie,” off their latest, VEGA INTL. Night School. Stream Rev’s remix below, and check out their Talkhouse chat here. [Pitchfork]

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Monday Music News

Siouxsie Sioux, legendary lady of goth, has re-emerged after eight years of musical silence to provide her distinctive vocals to the eerie ballad “Love Crime.” Listen below. The track was composed by Brian Reitzell for the series finale of the TV show Hannibal. Reitzell told TV Guide, “We knew that she was a fan ofRead more…

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Friday Music News

Damon Albarn, of Blur and the Gorillaz, is bringing Lewis Carroll’s classic Alice in Wonderland into the tech world in his new musical Wonder.land. The story follows a girl named Aly looking for solace in an online game called Alice after being bullied at school. Albarn wrote the music, with lyrics by actor and directorRead more…

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Album Review: Blur – The Magic Whip

London, Morrocco, West Africa, Hell, Plastic Beach, Congo, London (again), and now Hong Kong. Damon Albarn’s globe-trotting take on pop music has brought him far beyond Britpop, to say the least. But as he travels across the globe and in and out of projects, the line between his personal and pretense has blurred. He spentRead more…

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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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