On this day in 2010 “Gorillaz” released their conceptual masterpiece Plastic Beach. Five years after the release of their groundbreaking album Demon Days, the band released an album even more ambitious with a myriad of features perfectly utilized and an environmentalist theme that doesn’t bombard you with over-serious preachiness. 10 years later this album still holds up, and is a prefect representation of how “Pop” music can be as thoughtful as it is fun. Happy Anniversary.
It’s nice to see “Gorillaz” being as active as they’ve been in recent years. For awhile we grew to expect long gaps in between albums, but hey, Damon Albarn and Jamie Hewlett are busy guys. After a 7 year gap following The Fall, everyone’s favorite animated band released Humanz and The Now Now just a year later. It’s looking like the band aren’t going to disappear anytime soon, because so far this year as part of their “Song Machine” series, the band dropped their Punkishly anthemic track “Momentary Bliss” featuring slowthai and “Slaves,” and now following that up the band have released another new track titled “Désolé” featuring Malian musician Fatoumata Diawara. The track is both upbeat and melancholy with bouncy synths and dramatic strings while Albarn and Diawara sing in English, French, and Bambara. No word on whether or not this is a roll-out for an upcoming album, but I truly hope it is, because the band sound rejuvenated and more inspired than they did on The Now Now. You can watch the music video for “Désolé” below:
Everyone’s favorite chain-smoking and cheap beer drinking musician Mac DeMarco is back. Mac has announced a new album titled Here Comes The Cowboy, which is set to be released on May 10th through “Mac’s Record Label.” He has also dropped the album’s first single titled “Nobody,” and no the album title or single isn’t a reference to Mitski’s Be The Cowboy. It has been confirmed that this is a coincidence. Mitski herself even had a laugh about it on social media. Here Comes The Cowboy will follow Mac’s fantastic album This Old Dog. You can watch the music video for “Nobody” below:
Gorillaz will release their new album The Now Now next week, and the animated band have dropped quite a bit of singles promoting the album. Now they have released yet another track off the upcoming album, and this one features Snoop Dogg and “House” producer Jamie Principle. You can watch the video for the new track “Hollywood” below:
It was announced last week that Gorillaz will release a new album titled The Now Now on June 29th. Following their previously released tracks “Humility” and “Lake Zurich,” the band have released another new track off the album titled “Sorcererz.” You can listen to the track below:
That’s right, you read the headline correctly. You don’t have to wait another five years to hear a new “Gorillaz” album. Following last year’s Humanz, Everyone’s favorite animated band are set to release a new album titled The Now Now on June 29th. They have released two brand new tracks off the album, “Humility” and “Lake Zurich,” and the first one has a fun music video that even features Jack Black. You can listen to the tracks below: