Tag Archives: Damon Albarn

Monday Music News

As we’re sure everyone in Seattle knows by now, the Seattle Seahawks are heading to the Super Bowl! Yesterday’s halftime show was provided by none other than Macklemore x Ryan Lewis, and while we haven’t been able to locate video of the performance (aside from shaky fan-made smartphone videos), you can watch a chat withRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Starbucks are at it again with Sweetheart 2014, their annual compilation of artists covering their favorite love songs. This year’s romantic roster includes Beck, The Head & the Heart, Vampire Weekend, Phosphorescent, and Jim James, covering Bob Marley, as you can stream below. Sweetheart 2014 will be in stores February 4, 2014. [Stereogum]

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Tuesday Music News

Perhaps one of the year’s most anticipated releases, Coexist, the sophomore effort from the xx, is now streaming at NPR as part of the First Listen series ahead of its September 11th release date. The band played a sold-out show at the Showbox at the Market in July, and will return to Seattle to playRead more...

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Friday Music News

Former R.E.M. guitarist Peter Buck has been mostly quiet since the legendary alternative rock pioneers disbanded last year, but he’s broken that silence in a loud way this morning. “10 Million BC”, the first taste of his forthcoming solo album, was premiered this morning, and it sounds like nothing Buck has ever done, R.E.M. orRead more...

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Thursday Music News

Seattle electronic band Beat Connection has debuted the first single from their upcoming full length release Palace Garden. “Palace Garden, 4am” sees the band going in a wonderful new direction, complete with vibrant live drums and Tom Eddy’s gorgeous vocals. Palace Garden will be out June 19 on Moshi Moshi/Tenderage Records. See them at Sasquatch!Read more...

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Album Review: Damon Albarn - Dr Dee

At this point, Damon Albarn has done just about everything. He established himself with Brit-rock band Blur, which will play at the London Olympics this year. He surprised everyone in the late 1990s with his trippy side project turn full-fledged artistic endeavor Gorillaz, aided by artist Jamie Hewlett. He worked with Danger Mouse on theRead more...

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Out This Week 5/8

On Silversun Pickups‘s latest and third album, the LA band shaves the fuzz of their guitars in favor of a more brooding, heavily electronic sound. You can pick up Neck of the Woods and a handful of other new albums out this week, including the second studio album from Kingston, Ontario duo PS I LoveRead more...

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Wednesday Music News

Bon Iver frontman Justin Vernon has partnered with Minneapolis-based rap artist Astronautilis. What began as a casual artistic endeavor resulted in a weekend-long recording session, and ultimately, enough material for an album. No word on the album’s title or release date, but it will be released by Vernon’s own label, Chigliak Records. Hip-hop soul benefactor Abel Tesfaye of bandRead more...

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Saturday Afternoon Artist - Damon Albarn (of Gorillaz and Blur)

Every Saturday morning at 9am I wake up and start researching music for that day’s show.  There’s always a list of brand new stuff sent out the night before from the programming team. But before getting to that it’s fun to start with looking for great older songs and bands that I haven’t heard yet. Read more...

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